Tag Archives: #middleschool

Maple Sugaring Club 2017

Written by club members: Jack, Alicia, and Chinara In the Maple Sugaring Club the biggest part was collecting the sap from the trees. We had to know how to identify the Maple trees. In order to identify them we looked … Continue reading

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MS Teaching LS Maple Sugaring

The seventh grade students at Allendale Columbia School shared their knowledge and expertise about maple sugaring with the third grade students. Each seventh grade student was partnered with a third grade student to talk about the process, then escorted them … Continue reading

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Finally Tapping Trees

Due to it being such a cold and snowy winter, we were not able to tap the maple trees until now. So, with drills, buckets, and taps in hand, the eighty Allendale Columbia Middle School students plus teachers and Pat … Continue reading

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Tents, Fires without Matches, Hiking Food, and so much more!

The constant rain did not deter the Endurance group from having a great time today. We started in the gym pitching tents, both 2-3 man and 3-4 man tents. Of course we did not use stakes, but their freestanding feature … Continue reading

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Great Day of Kayaking!

What a wonderful day to be on the bay kayaking with my Endurance group.  The weather was slightly cloudy with temperatures in the upper sixties: perfect!  We started at Bay Creek in Irondequoit and paddled through the marsh area to … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bags, Knots, Emergency Shelters, and Bonfires for Endurance

The Endurance “campers” had an awesome day!  The weather was amazing: sunny and upper 60’s.  The campers first explored four very unique sleeping bags for their different qualities and learned why each was specialized for the type of camping and … Continue reading

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Fun morning at Montezuma Audubon Center

My Endurance group ventured over to the Montezuma Audubon Center this morning. We met with Nature Chris who taught the students about topographic maps and compass use. After our classroom session in their beautiful building, the students went outside and … Continue reading

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