Stories from Science After School

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By Lindsay VanMieghem  Last week marked the end of our fall Science After School (SAS) sessions. For the past six weeks, 25 students from Hemingway STEAM School and Bellevue Elementary School met on Tuesdays and Thursdays, respectively, to learn more about environmental science. It was through research, exploration, games, journaling and more that they were able to better understand topics … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemStories from Science After School

Who lives behind Alturas?

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By Alisa McGowan Who lives behind Alturas? This is the question eleven enthusiastic Alturas Elementary School 4th and 5th grade Science After School participants answered during this winter’s Science After School session. Each week, students built on their naturalist skills and worked to determine who lived behind Alturas Elementary School. Students learned to identify scat on a “scat-venger hunt”, animal … Read More

Alisa McGowanWho lives behind Alturas?

The dates are set for EcoCamp 2018

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By Alisa McGowan We have officially booked the dates for our 2018 EcoCamps, and we couldn’t be more excited! This summer we will be offering two weeks of camp: July 9-13: Environmental Outdoor Adventure EcoCamp Open to rising 5th and 6th graders July 23-27: Environmental Outdoor Leadership EcoCamp Open to rising 7th-9th graders This year we will be facilitating EcoCamp … Read More

Alisa McGowanThe dates are set for EcoCamp 2018

Winter SAS Registration is Open!

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By Alisa McGowan The ERC will be offering its FREE Science After School (SAS) program once again at Alturas Elementary School this winter. This 6-week program will occur on Tuesdays, January 16-February 20, 2018 from 2:15-4:00 PM. Science After School provides 4th & 5th grade students opportunities beyond the school day to participate in project-based learning, within the context of … Read More

Alisa McGowanWinter SAS Registration is Open!

Fall Science After School Investigations are Complete

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The ERC’s Science After School (SAS) program wrapped up this week at Hemingway STEAM School. For the past six Tuesdays we worked with 15 enthusiastic 4th and 5th grade students exploring the wild places surrounding Hemingway STEAM School. Students learned about local habitats by investigating soil, water, macroinvertebrates, seeds and more! They loved any activity near the river. The program … Read More

Alisa McGowanFall Science After School Investigations are Complete