Living Wetlands Week 9

May 11, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was a fantastic day full of frog songs, pond exploration and hiking.  We began, as usual, checking out our plant phenology project at the hidden story circle.  We noticed our leaves have gotten huge!  Everyone pulled out the ruler and measured some of their biggest spicebush leaves.  I also took note of my tree,… Read more »

Forest Explorers Week 7

November 22, 2016 - Earth Friends

Week 7! After our check in circle, we headed towards the Bauer Preserve to harvest some of the last Autumn Olive berries! Its amazing how there are certain plants like Autumn Olive that you can harvest for months, while plants like Paw Paw only last for a couple weeks! We then headed back towards the… Read more »

Living Off of The Land Week 3

October 18, 2016 - Earth Friends

Aright, Week 3! After having some time to settle in, we went to the beginning of the trail to meet Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)! Sassafras was one of the first exports when Europeans came to North America. It is the main ingredient in Root Beer! Its twigs can be used as a tooth brush because it… Read more »

Late Summer Treasures

September 23, 2016 - Preschool Weekly

From muddy puddles to clear blue skies, it has been a gorgeous week in the Nature Preschool!  Late summer treasures were the favorite topic of the preschool classes- the preschoolers took to the trails, collecting seeds and leaves in their pails. As we prepare to say goodbye to summer, we welcome fall with open arms. Preschoolers continue to… Read more »