5 days ago
Skiing into the winter break like....
Things have been awfully quiet here at the Kellogg Campus without our students, but we're already gearing up for the winter session starting January 28. We still have a few spaces available - tell your friends! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
KFS classes are running as normal tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Remember to join us tomorrow at the school house for a pot luck gathering from 11:00-1:00!
Tell fellow Field Schoolers ... See MoreSee Less
Our Chickadees fear no snow. Here, a student practiced his horizontal shoveling technique. Very creative! #kelloggfieldschool #alaskankids #environmentaleducation #placebasededucation ... See MoreSee Less
What were your childhood field trips like? The Ravens got a very rare chance to spend time with bottle-raised moose calves this week as part of their fall moose study. The looks on their faces say it all!
#placebasededucation #environmentaleducation #kelloggfieldschool #alaskankids ... See MoreSee Less
Dear Field School Families,
Well, Autumn has certainly held on as long as it can. Even now, snow on the ground seems like a far way idea. But, we all know it will come when we least expect it. That long season has been nice to enjoy and also made for a an extra busy one for us here at the Kellogg “Farm” Campus as farming season has kept going and we have worked on clean up while also dealing with extra driveway road work. We know you have noticed that last part!
As October comes close to its end we have finally gotten a chance to catch our breath and want to take a little time to celebrate a few things. A new Field School Coordinator, Sophie, whom some of you have had a chance to meet and some have only had a chance to see running from one task to another in her busy days. New Field School families who have joined us this year. New grad student instructors. And….a long, slow and hopefully successful season of food harvesting and gathering for most.
We would like to invite you all to join us for a potluck celebration of all these things and anything else you can remind us all to celebrate on Friday, November 9th at Field School in and around the School House. We will gather at 11:00 and hope as many of you as possible can come! Please bring something to share. Food that does not require more than stovetop or oven warming would be best. We definitely have some among us who are vegetarian and some who cannot eat gluten so variety in those areas would be great too. If you are not able to arrive at 11:00 we will be around until 1:00 at which point we ask that all kids have parents attached to them. Families are welcome to stay beyond that time but we will not be offer any supervision of kids past that point.
This is a great opportunity to meet Sophie if you have not, to meet me if you have not and for new families to meet old-timers (you know who you are). Siblings are certainly welcome. Please leave pets at home or at least keep them in your cars. We appreciate them too but need to keep the chaos centered on the human kind 😊. We hope you can join us! ... See MoreSee Less
Natural Numbers and Nouns went big this week with a trip to the Matanuska Glacier! This fall, NNN is focused on uncovering the forces that shaped our local landscape. #kelloggfieldschool #placebasededucation #environmentaleducation #alaskankids ... See MoreSee Less
Reminds me of a walk Miss Megan took our family from Canada onto the glacier.
The Owls head into the field tomorrow for their fourth week exploring the Kellogg Campus. Cross your fingers for sunshine! #kelloggfieldschool #environmentaled #placebaseded ... See MoreSee Less
Our NNN students are getting serious about geology! Last week they modeled the composition of Earth using natural materials (pictured). Tomorrow they head into the field to hunt for fossils! #placebasededucation #environmentaleducation #alaska #kidsoutside #kelloggfieldschool ... See MoreSee Less
The second week of fall session got off to a sunny start yesterday! To celebrate, our Chickadees spent Monday sampling macroinvertebrates in Spring Creek. #fieldeducation #environmentaleducation #alaska #outdoorclassroom #kelloggfieldschool ... See MoreSee Less
I wonder if I still have a recording of the Macroinvertebrate song that the 1st generation of Chickadees wrote and sang?! ❤️
Is there a Field School Family that wants to adopt one of the old field school bunnies?
Shadow needs a new loving home. If so, let Steve know! 907-982-3122 ... See MoreSee Less
The sun is shining here at the Kellogg Campus and, though things are quiet at the moment, we are very excited to welcome our fall session students bright and early tomorrow morning! #alaskakids #placebasededucation #environmentaleducation #homeschool ... See MoreSee Less
Our end of the year pizza party! Thank you to all of you who brought toppings to share, the caribou and muskox meats were a real special and delicious local treat. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Ravens class who released 257 Coho salmon that they raised all year as part of their Salmon in the Classroom project into the Matanuska lake! Our class also participated in some habitat restoration buy collecting garbage alongside the lake. Well done Ravens! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for eight great years of growing kids on the farm, Megan! ... See MoreSee Less
I am thankful to know Megan. When I look at my son part of who he is and his passions is because of the farm school and more importantly Megan!
Appreciation... so well deserved, Miss Megan!
A lovely gift of appreciation to you for all your efforts over the years to develop a love and knowledge of the outdoors for all your students. You will be missed,
FRIDAY May 4th End or Year Pizza Party!
As an end of the school year celebration we would like to invite all our FIELD school families to join us for a pizza party outside in the children's garden under the large pavilion. Drop off for chickadee and Magpie classes will be at the regular time of 9:30 with the activities / party starting at 10:30 for all other classes and families. We will be providing the dough, homemade sauce and cheese. Please bring a favorite topping ready to share. (pepperoni, green peppers, pineapple, olives etc.) We will be baking them in the cobb oven! We will have a water cooler but if you want anything hot please bring a thermos of your own. A blanket to snuggle in a Adirondack chair would be a good idea for the littles. It is calling for rain so please dress to keep dry and warm under the pavilion. Our day will end at our regular time of 12:30. Rain or shine we will dine! ... See MoreSee Less
Would you guys post some of the photos from the party? I know quite a few were taken.
Looking forward to it. 😊
Great way to celebrate the year end with each family and student(s) getting together at KFS.
RAVEN FIELD TRIP is on Thursday May 3rd to the Matanuska Lake State Park to release our salmon fry! Regular drop off is at 9:30 at the farm. Pick up for the field trip after lunch a at 12:30 to drive to the park. There is a five dollar parking fee and bathrooms on site. We will be conducting a salmon habitat clean up after the release so please bring work gloves to collect the winter garbage accumulated by the lake. Families and siblings welcome!
4376 S. Glenn Highway
Take the Glenn Highway to Mile 36.4, turn north into Matanuska Lake. You enter the park immediately. There is no Kepler Drive; Glenn Highway Mile 36.4 is the driveway into the campground. ... See MoreSee Less
Ravens Salmon Release Field Trip is on May 3rd at Matanuska Lake.
Morning drop off is at our regular time of 9:30. We will be leaving the farm for our field trip after lunch at 12:30. All families and siblings welcome. There is a 5 dollar parking fee. There are bathrooms on site. Please dress warmly and bring gloves as we will have a salmon habitat clean up after the great release! Pick up is at the field trip site at 2:30. ... See MoreSee Less
What a fun place to learn!