The Richmond High School Health Pathway has multiple work-based learning opportunities. From internships to field trips, we are always looking for new ways to immerse our students in the exciting field of Health. Some of the learning opportunities we offer are below.
- Every year, the students experience a one-week field trip to Pt. Reyes. This exciting and engaging trip to the Clem Miller Environmental Center teaches a combination of History, Science, and English, with a heavy emphasis on Science. The students learn a diverse range of fields, from Ethnobotany to Citizen Science. This is also a great team building opportunity.
- Another annual field trip for our tenth graders is to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. Here, our students speak to marine biologists and marine veterinarians and learn about the individual animals. Sick marine animals are diagnosed by our students, which is a very unique opportunity for Richmond Health Pathways students.
- Our students also get to experience field trips to the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI) in San Francisco. Here, they learn about opportunities for their internships and summer institute. They also get to practice Trauma Institute Procedures, which involve the hands-on use of orthoscopic cameras and suters and even get to observe a human dissection.
- Because of its public health focus, the RHS Health Pathway students work in close partnership with the Contra Costa Health Department, public health clinics and organizations, and many health education groups.
- There is a strong emphasis on research and presentation skills, and working collaboratively toward a healthier society and environment.