Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cub Scouts Tour Preserve


Sarah Kesten, Preserve Manager and Upper School Nature Program Coordinator gave area lower school cub scouts  a tour of the Preserve earlier this year.  Students engaged in learned about wetlands as a way  to earn an “achievement” or badge. 

Green Holiday Lunch in the Middle School


The Middle School Green Ambassadors celebrated the upcoming holiday season by ditching the sugary treats and hosting a Green Holiday lunch party where all the food, except the chips, and drinks were green: guacamole, grapes, green drink, pickles, pumpkin seeds, dolmas and green bean snacks. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wetlands Workshop

On July 20th Sarah Kesten, US Science Teacher and Preserve Manager, attended WOW! Workshop and Wetland Exploration” which is a highly regarded wetlands education curriculum developed by the non-profit Wetlands Institute, at The Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna, Delaware.  This particular workshop was organized by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary which includes the Schuylkill Action Network which, along with the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, gave us the rain garden grant to install the big rain garden in the Preserve a few years ago.   The workshop offered techniques for us to connect our students with our wetlands and natural spaces without limitations, exploring more ways to engage students outdoors as well as ways to incorporate wetland activities while indoors.