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.
The morning starts off with free play and student-led activities. Once their interest fades, a hike starts as we keep our eyes and ears open for anything exciting. The students act as 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, a wetland service project, and surprise lessons with Lon Drake.