Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to one and all!
Thank you to all who helped make 2016 such a wonderful experience for our students.

Here's to 2017!
Who can build the tallest tree with 60 cups?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September Fun

Welcome back to school everyone!  Our 2016-17 year has taken off!  

We have raised and tagged over 15 butterflies so far, many of them males.


In celebration of our National Parks' 100th birthday, each 4th grader received a free pass good at any park until August 2017!
Look for students finding the objects for their nature scavenger hunt....these are due 10/4.  (there are some things we DONT want them to touch, too)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June Already?????

The school year is flying by!  Grades 4, 5, & 6 raised 45 quail and released them to the Lighthouse Resource Education Center pen last week.
We had lots of help from Mrs. D'Arcangelo and Mrs. Wiehr.  All the grades had visits from the hatchlings.

6th graders are working on their solar pizza ovens.
Look for them out in the schoolyard on a sunny day.
We should have some yummy results inside!

Field day is Tuesday, June 7.    
Bay day is Thursday, June 9.  We will release our turtle hatchlings into the bay, do water quality sampling/testing, return our re-painted river rocks to the garden, clean up the bay beach, seine, identify our catch and hold a scavenger hunt.  MATES is sending a student from Project Terrapin to tag the turtles.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April Events

Spring has finally sprung!  Our seedlings are growing and are ready to be planted into the garden. There will be lots of zucchini, yellow squash, lettuce and tomatoes to enjoy.

Hollyrocks was loads of family fun.

Parcc testing ends this week.

The quail eggs are incubating and should start hatching sometime after May 5.

Tomorrow, April 27, weather pending, we will be walking down to the community garden to help the borough with the Taylor Ave. native garden planting.

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Finished Product

Our chief designer

A true group effort

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Warm Winter Updates

When we weren't busy "Running to Neptune", we managed to brave the frigid, blustery weather and birdwatch as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Despite the weather we tallied up 80 sightings and sent our data into the Audobon Society @ Cornell University.  
Our hatchlings continue to thrive and our rain barrel contest entry will be ready for pick up on March 4.  
Running to Neptune Solar System Activity

Local Bird Studies

Juan, Tim-Buck-Too, John Cena & Waddles

Artists at Work

Friday, December 11, 2015




The fall season has flown by!  December brought us to the Liberty Science Center.  The warm weather allowed our fall garden to flourish to the point where we could make a fresh salad with our arugula.  The radishes grew well, too.  MATES dropped off 4 hatchlings for us to raise through their project terrapin program. 
The DEP will be here next week with a new rain barrel for us to design and paint.  Hope to see you all at our holiday concert on Dec. 21.  Happy holidays!