Each Friday PGS spends the entire day outside learning from our environment. We fill our day with unstructured play, teachable moments arising from the natural world and a designed curriculum.
Students guide the morning with their interests. One Friday morning they were gathering nesting materials for their bird family units. Other days they are making natural potions to heal the wounded.
Once their interest fades a hike starts as we keep our our eyes and ears open for anything exciting. Journaling is a strong focus with each Forest Friday. The students are becoming naturalists through their observations, patience and sense of wonder. Their science journals are filled with their experiences throughout the year.
Curriculum topics have been watersheds, birds and migration, wetland service project and surprise lessons with Lon Drake.