SAS! Science After School comes to Hailey Elementary for the Spring 2012 trimester - and we have a very special project in store!
SAS! is offered to 4th and 5th graders and will meet on Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:00. The program is FREE, and in addition to all of our amazing activities and adventures, we also provide a simple snack at each session, as well as a journal for the program (we'll send it home on the final day). The after-school bus is available to take children home. You MUST register your child for the program - thank you. Additional information will be sent once you have done so.
This year, students at Hailey Elementary will have a unique opportunity. For the first time, we will incorporate a service learning and sustainability component into our SAS! session – we will be conducting a restoration project on the Draper Preserve. The Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) recently completed a new footbridge on this preserve, leaving the area vulnerable to invasive plant species. For SAS!, we will engage the students in a meaningful ecological assessment of the Preserve. They will make a formal recommendation to the WRLT on the restoration work they deem warranted, and once approved, will execute this plan. This will likely involve weed abatement, native plantings, and streambed restoration. This project, in addition to getting the students outdoors, will serve as a demonstration for the community on the meaningful changes youth can make to improve our environmental health. We hope yoiur child will take advantage of this opportunity to learn what it mmeans to understand and preserve our natural resources!
We will meet for nine weeks beginning April 5.
Each week, we will share with you (via this page) descriptions of what we are learning, our adventures, things to bring, and ideas for connecting program ideas to home. We hope you'll check in with us!
Stories from the Week!