In last weeks Forest Dreamer class, students learned all about watershed ecosystems! The day started in the glen with games, drawing, nature artifact collection, and observation of our local field mouse nest! Our destination today was the headwater stream. For many of us this was a new location to explore. On our hike to the… Read more »
In our second week of Forest Dreamers, students explored one of their favorite destinations, the Native American site! Our morning started with a drawing exercise of bark rubbings and drawing your favorite ecosystem. After singing our morning song and creating our trail snacks, the forest dreamers started hiking towards our final destination. Along the way… Read more »
Nature Preschool had a blast from the prehistoric past this week! It all started when our planet was first formed and covered in oceans. We learned about how life developed over time, from one celled organisms floating in water, to crazy mixed up creatures, to dinosaurs! What was Earth like when dinosaurs were alive? We… Read more »
The Nature Preschool at Irvine couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of Spring! We have welcomed the warm showers and soaked up the spring sunshine with open arms! What kind of changes do you notice when we enter this new season? The changes in spring have been a huge part of our lessons the… Read more »
The Nature Preschool at Irvine went back in time to the Prehistoric Ages! The children came in with dinosaur puzzles, stories, games and loads of excitement! The classrooms were transformed with prehistoric activities ready and waiting to be explored. Some of our favorite activities included: -Paper Maché Dinosaur Eggs – using newspaper and balloons or… Read more »
We visited a favorite local farm at the Pearlstone Retreat Center to learn about life on a farm in spring. We harvested chicken eggs, planted lettuce seeds, explored worms in vermi-compost bins, met baby chicks, and had a wonderful time!
This Week’s Adventures: We discovered things that will be hatching this spring from all kinds of strange eggs! Favorite Activities: We searched for eggs in the water, trees, grass and under logs. We sculpted our own nest with eggs and stitched nest helpers using scrap yarn. We hid our own eggs (tennis balls) in the meadow and placed them in grassy nests – then we… Read more »