Art & Science of the Land: Week 12

December 20, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

12/4/2018 Today we worked on shelter building, an excellent skill to practice for fun and for survival situations.  We started by reviewing some basic shelter types, including a debris hut, a lean-to and a wicki-up which is like a teepee but covered in debris.  Another option for a shelter that we learned about was a… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 2

September 25, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was all about monarch butterflies, their life history, amazing beauty and crazy cool characteristics.  We started the day by meeting our three new friends who couldn’t join us for our first class.  It was a great opportunity to share a favorite memory from the weekend and go over our intentions and guidelines one more… Read more »

Biomimicry: Say It Like A Bat

March 14, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

3/6/2018 Today was a chilly day, with snow falling (that quickly was named “Snailing” because it seemed like a weird snow/hail mix, not quite snow, not quite hail).  Before we headed out on the trails, we quickly reviewed what we did last week.  We pulled out a maple sugaring sheet with all the steps in… Read more »

Biomimicry: Meadow Quest

December 5, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

11/28/2017 Today was all about exploring some of the meadows of Irvine that we haven’t had a chance to hike through.  We started at the Gazebo with snack and a quick lesson on reading maps.  Looking at the Irvine map we identified the legend and also the compass rose.  We talked about why it’s important… Read more »

Biomimicry: Farm vs Meadow

October 23, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today we looked at plants, plants and more plants.  We explored plants in the meadow, in the forest and by the stream.  The theme for the day was comparing two different meadow plots to see if one had more species than the other, one plot was more disturbed by humans and the other was less… Read more »