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Art & Science of the Land: Week 1

September 25, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

9/11/2018 Welcome to our Fall session of Art & Science of the Land, where we learn more about land artists, create art installations out of natural materials, and spark our own curiosity and explore our connection to the land.  Before we learn about how others have expressed their love of nature by creating works of… Read more »

Biomimicry: A Day of Color

May 14, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

5/8/2018 Today was our last class before Mother’s Day so we hoped to surprise our moms with origami flowers.  We made two different types of flowers, starting with the more complicated one.  This was a craft we had hoped to do a few weeks back when learning about how leaves fit into buds but we… Read more »

Biomimicry: Birds and Flight Part 1

March 19, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

3/13/2018 Birds were the talk of the day as we learned more about how technology has been influenced by birds, what we can learn from studying birds, and how to be inspired by birds in the form of art.  We started by asking the question, why do we study birds?  What’s the purpose?  A lot… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 11

May 27, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Monday: Today we welcomed a new homeschooler to Living Wetlands, welcome Audrey!  We were so glad that Audrey was able to join us for our last few days of class and we hope she made some great memories (and learned a thing or too, also).  Today was all about the birds.  We got a real treat… Read more »

Living Off of the Land Week 10

November 28, 2016 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Everyone!  We hope everyone had a fulfilling holiday full of food, family and fun.  Here at Irvine on the 14th we started our class with an opening circle where we all went around and shared at least one thing we’re grateful and thankful for, it was a fantastic start to the day!… Read more »