Join us for free weekly nature study on Fridays at 11:15, unless otherwise noted below. Participants must sign a liability waiver. You may print, complete, and bring it with you the first time you join us, or we will provide copies on-site.

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Redeemer Classical 2020-2021 Nature Study Schedule

Sept. 18, 11:15 a.m.: Visit with and sketch frog, fish, and turtle class pets.
Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. Field trip to Advanced Tree Technology U-pick orchard.
Oct. 2, 11:15 a.m. Fall observation walk in school neighborhood.
Oct. 9, 3:30 p.m. Collect animal tracks with plaster of Paris at Fox Island.
Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m. Fall walk at Waldman Environmental Center.
Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m.: Squirrel reading and sketch (in schoolyard if weather permits).
Oct. 30, 11:15 a.m.: Visit local farm (*Pending confirmation)
Nov. 6, 11:15 a.m.: Mammal show ‘n tell at school. Please bring any well-behaved family pet that is a mammal and be prepared to tell the group how and what it eats, how it reproduces and grows, and how to take care of it.
Nov. 13, 11:15 a.m.: Cougar experiment.
Nov. 20, 11:15 a.m.: Taste and Smell experiment.
Dec. 4, 11:15 a.m.: Early winter observation walk, in school neighborhood.

Jan. 22, 11:15 a.m.: Depth perception experiment, at school.
Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m.: Sledding at Summit campus, weather permitting.
Feb. 5, 11:15 a.m.: Dissect owl pellets at school.
Feb. 12, 11:15 a.m.: Visit with, sketch, and discuss pet turtle at school.
Feb. 19, 11:15 a.m.: Pressure experiment, at school.
Feb. 26, 11:15 a.m.: Late winter observation walk, in school neighborhood. Especially look for animal tracks to identify.
March 5, 11:15 a.m.: Dinosaur experiment, at school.
March 12, 11:15 a.m.: Discuss birds’ nests in winter at school, make plan for next week’s bird nest walk, what students will look for.
March 19, 11:15 a.m.: Show ‘n Tell with live quail and Beth Ritzman of Something Better with Beth. Children will sketch quail while listening and participate in Q&A.
March 26: 11:15 a.m.: Walk at school. Bring nature notebooks (or sketch after walk if cold) to document what you can find about birds’ nests in winter. What kinds of birds’ nests are near the school?
April 2, 11:15 a.m. Read, discuss, and sketch horses based on Handbook of Nature Study lesson.
April 16, 3:30 p.m. Visit to local horse farm. $3/person for families without enrolled students.
April 23, 11:15 a.m.: Handbook of Nature Study discussion of dogs and cats, followed by sketching.
April 30, 3:30 p.m.: Fox Island field trip, including stop by nature center to see wildlife (if open).
May 7, 11:15 a.m.: Worm temperature preferences experiment at school.
May 14, 11:15 a.m.: Worm farm creation, school playground.
May 21, 11:15 a.m.: Walk, end of season picnic at Foster Park.

Location Information

Meet at Redeemer Classical School, 202 W. Rudisill Blvd., unless otherwise noted.
For Lutheran Park outings, meet at the splash pad.
For Fox Island outings, meet outside doors of nature center. Fox Island entrance is $2/person or free with annual $30 family membership. Purchase at the park’s nature center or their website.

We will notify of weather-related cancellations via our text-messaging service.