Biomimicry: Chlorophyll Art and Beehives

October 9, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 Where do leaves get their color?  Why do they change color in the fall?  What is chlorophyll and what does it do for a leaf?  Those are some of the questions we asked at the beginning of class today.  We also did a really fun art experiment using leaves in order… Read more »

Trees Please!

February 24, 2017 - Preschool

I was gifted a special book during the holiday season by Miss Meghan, teacher in the Bees, Dragonflies and Beetles classes. The book she gave me is called Teaching The Trees. It was written by Meghan’s college professor, Joan Maloof. Joan teaches biology and environmental studies at Salisbury University. She shares many interesting and exciting… 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 »

Forest Dreamers Spotted Exploring Trails

September 8, 2016 - Preschool

  News Flash!!! There is a new program in town! The Forest Dreamers Program is Irvine’s new all outdoor immersion program! Forest Dreamers were spotted on the trails of Irvine’s property this past Tuesday and Thursday morning singing, building, racing, climbing and learning all about the great outdoors! How to spot a Forest Dreamer: 1.) Forest… Read more »

Winter Chills, Frosty Thrills

January 15, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Winter weather chills didn’t stop Nature Preschool from having a blast this past week! We continued our hunt for ice, frost and other signs of winter! In the classrooms we painted with ice and explored the “frozen stream” we created in our sensory bins! The Nature Preschoolers love to climb and balance on logs. In the… Read more »