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Week 5! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 3.11.2020

March 18, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

We started last Tuesdays Forest Dreamers class with glen exploration. Students observed our local field mouse nest, played Mr.Fox and continued to construct a ladder for tree climbing. On this day we decided to hike back towards the “fox scat” boardwalk and explore a new area by the creek. Along the way the dreamers noticed… Read more »

Biomimicry: Decomposers and Recycling

May 30, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

5/15/2018 Have you ever eaten muscles before?  Most people go to the store or seafood market to buy them already pre-plucked from their rocky homes.  In the wild, muscles create an incredibly strong adhesive.  If you’ve ever been to the ocean and tried to pry muscles from the rocks, you’d know they can really hold… Read more »

Seeds & Fungus, In Fall, Among Us

October 4, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Fall is here and the Nature Preschool at Irvine is eager to explore the beginning signs of our new season! What do you think can be found in nature during fall? In our classrooms we introduced some clues. Crunchy leaves, hickory nuts and dried cornstalks were added to our discovery tables! We added feathers, acorns… Read more »