Monthly Archives: March 2014

“So the rule is, that you have to do the BioBlitz dance OUTSIDE.”

The BioBlitz Dance, or “How a 24-hour species survey of the Golden Gate National Park region made its way into the hearts of 5th graders with a song called Bird Machine by DJ Snake.” Details below. The first graders observed … Continue reading

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“Don’t get too close. Penguins are defensive.”

The third graders continued their study of birds by learning about nests. The students observed photographs of types of bird nests and scampered into the garden to create their own. One group created a burrow nest for a penguin, hence … Continue reading

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“That’s not really my style.”

Said a kindergartner as I demonstrated proper shovel technique. The landscape of the garden is transforming. Students worked this week to aerate, amend, and level the ground in preparation for planting. The third graders had successful work days! The rotated … Continue reading

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“Don’t squash it. It’s nature!”

A first grader warned others as a centipede crawled out of the soil. This week the garden landscape started to transform. The kindergarteners searched for the ingredients of soil, creating small divots that prove dangerous to passersby. They discovered that … Continue reading

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