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
- 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!