by Hazel Stark
After our success with leading regular Thursday Forays and Forest Fridays during the 2018-19 school year in local schools, we have continued and expanded our reach with these regular outdoor programs now in the 2019-20 school year! Here’s what started the week of 9/9/19:
Woods Wednesdays: Harrington Elementary’s 4th grade class with Mrs. Hedburg enjoys a little over an hour outside with MOS on Wednesdays this fall. MOS aligns the activities with their science curriculum. This program is supported by the Maine Community Foundation and the school’s parent-teacher organization.
Thursday Forays: Milbridge Elementary School’s 3rd and 5th graders each enjoy an hour of curriculum-aligned outdoor education with us every Thursday. This fall they are focused on observing and learning from birds, aligned to the Island Readers & Writers book they are reading, Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard By Annette LeBlanc Cate. This program series is supported entirely by CCLC’s TREE program, one of our key partners.
Forest Fridays: Jonesport Elementary School’s small 1st and 5th grade classes are combined and organized into buddy groups to enjoy a little over an hour of outdoor exploration and learning aligned with a different book they read each week in class. This program series is also supported by CCLC’s TREE program.
But that’s not all--another weekly program series is coming soon, thanks to support from our friends at Frenchman Bay Conservancy. We also are continuing to do field trips and day-long programs for other organizations and schools. Stay tuned to learn more!
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