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Biomimicry: Windmills, a Hedgehog and a Campfire

December 16, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Week 12: 12/5/2017 This semester has been about discovering inventions, technologies and other innovations that have been inspired by nature, whether that be plants, animals or even weather and other natural phenomenon.  Today we got to make our own windmills because we were talking about how wind turbines have been redesigned to be more efficient… Read more »

Biomimicry: Build Like A Beaver

October 17, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

October 10th, 2017 Today was all about using our nature engineering skills to build a dam and discover the best materials for dam building and put ourselves in the mind of a beaver.  We started our afternoon by revealing our chlorophyll experiment from the previous week.  We had collected leaves of different colors, torn them… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 6 and 7

April 25, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Week 6 Today was the day of our campfire party where we celebrated around a large campfire with campfire snacks like hot dogs, s’mores and roasted apples.  It was a great opportunity to mingle with the other homeschool group and also mark the half way point for homeschool.  Can’t believe it’s already half over!  We… Read more »

Owls and Other Wise Guys

January 18, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

  This Week’s Adventures: We fluttered through the week learning about owls and other nocturnal animals. Favorite Activities: Meeting the real barred owl was the highlight of the week! Children got a close look at her talons, feathers, eyes, and beak. We also compared taxidermy specimens of other owls (like barn and screech owls) to… Read more »

Hoot and Howl

January 20, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about owls that hoot in the night. Favorite Activities: We loved meeting the barred owl with Miss Laura and learning about how it uses its call in the night. The feather guessing jar was a fun way to count and measure, too. We loved doing print-making to create an owl with patterned wings. We… Read more »

If I Were a Bat…

January 13, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about mammals, especially bats! Favorite Activities: We loved comparing bat taxidermy to a blue jay to discover the differences between the two. We were able to make some unusual predictions as we read Stella Luna by Jannel Cannon. Cutting our bat ears and wings was a highlight! Of course, we… Read more »

Starry Night Magic

October 22, 2011 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about the magic of moonlit nights when nocturnal animals are on the prowl. And to top it off, we had our field trip to the pumpkin patch! (Perhaps some of those pumpkins will become jack-o-lanterns to make the night glow?) Favorite Activities: We discovered the many shapes a moon can… Read more »