Expedition Days

What are Expedition Days?
Expedition Days are a wonderful outdoor learning opportunity where students are encouraged to actively engage in the outdoors, observe, problem-solve, and share ideas. All of the 2nd-4th grade classes participate in an expedition either in the fall or spring on two consecutive Fridays from 9:00-10:00 am.  Topics are numerous and vary depending upon our expeditions leaders’ interests and expertise. Students choose from the variety of expedition topics and have the benefit of working in small mixed-aged groups of approximately 8-12 students.

Here’s a list of some of our topics:

  • Insect Safari
  • Courtyard Poetry
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Botanical Art from the Garden
  • Herbology
  • Photography in Our Own Backyard!
  • Experts in Fields and Streams
  • Bird Calls, Bird Identification and More
  • Trees, Trees, Trees
  • Milk Carton Birdhouses and Bird Watching
  • Integrating Nature and Technology Scavenger Hunt
  • Cleaning up the Stream bed in Tuckahoe Park
  • Swarming Slime and Stinky Soil: Growing Bacteria at Tuckahoe!
  • Measuring the Heights of Trees Using Handmade Clinometers
  • Worms at Work!