Kestrel Educational Adventures is starting a preschool class this January!
Through play, stories, and hands – on experiences, we will explore the lives of wild creatures. The winter session will focus on using our senses to learn about the nature that is all around us. Each day we will focus on a different one of the senses, and on the final day, we will combine all senses to make discoveries. On most days, we will make original creations that show off the cool things we learn. Giving close attention to the world around us, we will become keen naturalists and imaginative artists. This class takes place primarily inside our headquarters building, with brief excursions into the areas right outside.
Nature Designs: Our Senses
Kestrel is excited to present “Stories from the Wild Side”! An in- depth (pun intended) winter exploration of animal tracking and story telling. The class will be split into two 4-class field sessions, meeting every Saturday morning, and culminating in a project day at the Get Outside Center at 186 Main st Gloucester at the end of each session.
Traipse through snowy woodlands in search of wildlife evidence and tracks. Practice tracking animals and reading clues to the life of the forest. Learn techniques for developing characters, drawing readers into a place, and creating intriguing plots.
Work independently or as a team to create an original nature based fiction story featuring the discoveries we have made, and your own imagination. Students can utilize any medium to tell their story; from written work to drawing to a diorama, or anything in between.
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Have you ever wondered or cared about the impacts of humans on wild animals and the environment? This fall we will take a look at human actions that have helped wild animals, and we’ll find places and things that can cause harm. As a group, we will brainstorm ideas for conservation projects and other actions that will help wildlife, and carry out one or more of our ideas. We might help restore populations of salamanders or turtles along their migratory routes, and possibly help raise, tag, or track sensitive populations of local creatures. Who knows what our group might come up with! We’ll follow the Service Learning Model as closely as we can, within the time constraints.
This program targets students 7-14 years old and will be held in the Ipswich area. You can find more info about the program on our website at Homeschool Adventures!