Even when temperatures dip in winter, nature continues to provide rich content for our students' young minds to soak up. Our teachers come prepared with project ideas as well. Here's a sampling of what we've been up to:
As winter approached, the wildlife scurried about to store up food and prepare for the cold. Sadly, there was a noticeable uptick in roadkill. Dave found both a squirrel and rabbit that he brought in for our students to skin, roast, and eat.
They took a field trip to White Memorial in mid-December where they found a dead, very smelly garter snake in the water as well as a wasp nest.
With the arrival of snow, animal tracking was even more fun! There were lots of squirrel tracks.
A vole and a coyote.
Drew has been helping the boys bend frames to make their own snowshoes. First they tried on Drew's pair.
At Mohawk Mountain State Forest the boys found a cool shelter under the roots of a tree. Inside were some neat ice crystals emerging out of the ground.
And finally - good ol' fun in the snow. Introducing "Big John", the man-sized snowman. We are still searching for Silas buried under all that snow ;)