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Owls: Hunters of the Sky

December 21, 2016 - Latest, Urban Education

Recently, Irvine’s screech owl took a trip to visit one of Hamilton’s 4th grade classes. She was helping Ms. Katie teach the class about owls and their adaptations.   In class, they went over the characteristics of owls such as large eyes, camouflage, and talons. The students also learned more about needs for survival and… Read more »

Nature Art

October 27, 2016 - Latest, Urban Education

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau Nature encourages a sense of wonder and sparks our creativity.  From Claude Monet to Henry David Thoreau, everyone has been inspired by nature in one way or another.   Art in every sense of the word has been influenced by… Read more »

It’s Time for Hibernation

December 2, 2015 - Latest, Urban Education

New Song Academy learns how animals adapt to survive the winter time. Some animals brave it through the cold winter here in Maryland, while others hibernate in many different places. New Song’s 2nd and 3rd grade students learned which animals hibernate in Maryland, and also where they choose to do so. Students researched how animals prepare for… Read more »

Welcome Hamilton School!

July 1, 2015 - Urban Education

This fall 2015, Irvine will begin a 2-year partnership with Hamilton Elementary/Middle School in northeast Baltimore. During this period, Irvine will instruct and guide both students and teachers with the goal of increasing environmental literacy and awareness. Specifically Irvine will: Provide biweekly instruction for all grade levels involving hands-on experiments, outdoor exploration and cross curricular… Read more »