Tue, Dec 10|
HOMESCHOOL 1/2 DAY (THURSDAY AFTERNOONS) - AGES 8-10 - WINTER SEMESTER (1)
Join us for a half-day of art, gardening, animal care, lunch, and free play! Each Thursday morning from 9-noon.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Verdi EcoSchool, 1861 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935, USA
About the Event
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, NO CLASS - 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5
This is a drop-off program, but parents can join us too if you'd like!
ARRIVAL, MORNING MEETING
9:15-10:00 ART ATELIER: INDIAN RIVER LAGOON
An atelier is an early childhood space for children to express themselves artistically through multiple mediums using the language of art. The outdoor atelier houses multiple, intentionally scaffolded artistic tools and materials which children can use to create. We will be exploring a variety of materials and processes through weekly creative provocations. This semester will highlight the flora and fauna of our local treasure - the Indian River Lagoon. The course is taught by educator Denise Liberi, who holds a master's degree in arts education.
SNACK AND FREE EXPLORATION
URBAN GARDENING AND FARM ANIMAL CARE
Students will learn concepts of sustainability, ecological balance, how to prepare soil, select seeds and plants, and even how to harvest their own vegetables, herbs, and different flowers. Students will explore the significance and value of the composter, plant hardiness and planting zones, plant propagation, proper care of seedlings, and how to care for newly transplanted additions to the garden. This semester, we will be adding the animal observations and care of our school's chickens and rabbits. The course is taught by local permaculture specialist Mikael Maynard.
LUNCH AND FREE EXPLORATION
CLOSING CIRCLE, DISMISSAL
HOMESCHOOL 1/2 DAY - AGES 5-7
Drop off is at 1851 Highland Avenue at 9:00 am. Please wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle, snack, and lunch. Pick up is at 1861 Highland Avenue at noon.