orange Kellogg FIELD School Programs

Program Descriptions:

CHICKADEES
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HANDS-ON, THEMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR FIVE YEAR OLDS.

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AGE: 5 Years Old

DAY & TIME: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-12:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

Chickadees discover ecological principles using sensory awareness activities and through investigations of our local natural and built environments. With an emphasis on seasonal change, students build interdisciplinary concepts and skills based on what they do, see, hear and taste. The Chickadees have a student to teacher ratio of 6 : 1.

MAGPIES
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PROJECT-BASED AND PLACE-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR 6-7 YEAR OLDS.

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AGES: 6-7 Years Old

DAY & TIME: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-12:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

Magpies work collaboratively to complete and present projects, emphasizing relevant, local investigations. This approach involves the student in decision-making and problem-solving processes and encourages both teamwork and individual strengths.  Community ties are often strengthened with field trips and guest speakers. One project may last the entire session. The Magpies have a student to teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

RAVENS
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PROJECT-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR 8-9 YEAR OLDS.

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AGES: 8-9 Years Old

DAY & TIME: Thursdays from 9:30-2:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

Ravens investigate relevant local environmental issues within a ranging complexity of topics. Project based learning requires interdisciplinary group interactions and problem solving. These long term projects offer the opportunity to engage learners in higher order thinking skills and objectives. This approach develops nuanced attitudes and behaviors towards environmental stewardship. Ravens will identify and seek to work in cooperation with state agencies and private organizations within our community. The Ravens have a student to teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

EAGLES
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PROJECT-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR 10-11 YEAR OLDS.

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AGES: 10-11 Years Old

DAY & TIME: Mondays from 9:30-2:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

The Eagles will be investigating  project based and relevant local environmental issues within a ranging complexity of topics. The Eagles class will compare closely to the Ravens program by working on long term projects and offering the opportunity to engage learners in higher order thinking. Eagles may identify and seek to work in cooperation with state agencies and private organizations within our community. The Eagles have a student to teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

OWLS
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PROJECT-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR 12-13 YEAR OLDS.

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AGES: 12-13 Years Old

DAY & TIME: Wednesdays from 9:30-2:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

Kellogg FIELD School is offering an Owls class based on expressed interest. This Owls class is for learners who are 12-13 yrs old.  The Owls will be investigating relevant local environmental issues within a ranging complexity of topics. The Owls program will compare closely to that of the Ravens and Eagles project based programs. These classes will differ in the topics explored from program to program. Owls will be working with long term projects that offer the opportunity to engage learners in higher order thinking. The Owls have a student to teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

SANDHILL CRANES
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A RESEARCH-BASED PROGRAM FOR 12-14 YEAR OLD GIRLS.

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AGES: Girls 12-14

DAY & TIME: Thursdays from 9:30 – 2:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

The Sandhill Cranes is a class for 12-14 year old girls, and will explore the basics of applied field research. Students will investigate natural and social environments through the eyes of the researcher. A student inquiry approach will provide the focus to learn skills necessary to carry out studies on our local natural and cultural systems. Projects may include the basics of soil science, field identification, interviewing skills and report writing. As always, plenty of time is spent in the outdoors and in our fields. The Sandhill Cranes have a student to teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

NATURAL NOUNS & NUMBERS
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MATH AND LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS THROUGH NATURE-BASED PROJECTS

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AGE: 8-9 Year Olds

DAY & TIME: Tuesdays from 9:30-2:30

SESSIONS: Fall, Winter, & Spring

Each week learners will take on a project that requires the use of writing, reading and math skills. Emphasis will be on learning the fundamentals in each of these three disciplines. Group size will be small allowing for individual attention to each child’s proficiency level in both math and language arts. As always at KFS, completion of the projects will require learners to move around outside on the farm, traveling on foot, skis or snowshoes from fields to forest to wetlands. Projects will have a real-world context. Some examples include conducting tree surveys, calculating forest health indicators, mapping, or evaluating tree benefits. The Natural Nouns & Numbers group has a student to teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

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