Posts Tagged ‘School’

A Spotlight on ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) with Amy Butler

By Natural Start Alliance “Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) is a nature immersion program developed by the North Branch Nature Center located in Montpelier, Vermont. ECO was founded in 2009 by two teachers within the Montpelier City School District for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. With a passion for learning and exploring the nature of Vermont,…

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ECO Forest Festival at Moretown Elementary School

Moretown Elementary School (MES) is raising funds to ensure that the ECO program will continue at MES next school year and beyond. In conjunction with these fundraising efforts, MES is hosting a Forest Festival to invite the community to Moretown Elementary School’s outdoor ECO classrooms for an afternoon of community gathering, nature appreciation, and fun. Bring your loved ones to the forests of MES for sledding, campfires, classroom tours, nature walks, wood-fired food and hot drinks to be shared among neighbors and friends.  More love grows here, indeed!

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Lessons from a Left-handed Leaf

By Zac Cota It was the soggy sort of autumn day that we adults sometimes call “gloomy,” but the first graders at Union Elementary were completely undeterred. After studying the work of Andy Goldsworthy, famous for his ephemeral nature art, we set out to make some art of our own. Arriving in the woods, pairs…

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