Archive for the ‘Elementary Program’ Tag

Sabino Canyon Goes Virtual   Leave a comment

Teaching Elementary School Students Geology in Sabino Canyon (January 2019) 

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) stopped offering their Elementary School Nature program in March of 2020 because of the pandemic. Since teachers are no longer able to bring their students to the canyon, SCVN has begun creating a series of videos, Sabino Canyon, The Canyon Classroom, and placed them on YouTube.

Several videos have been created to date. The most recent one is Harvester Ants.

Naturalist Jeff Hahn with Elementary School Students — Images by kenne

Missing The Kids In The Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Kenne with Elementary School Kids In Sabino Canyon — Image by Teacher

Starting in October of each year Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)
teach elementary school kids about nature five days a week, However, because
of the pandemic classes will not be coming to Sabino Canyon till at least next October. 

— kenne

Learning To Love Nature   3 comments

Teaching Kids In Sabino Canyon-blogAnother Fall of Teaching Children About Nature In Sabino Canyon 

For some,
It’s a lot of yada, yada, yada
For others,
A real learning experience
Forming a lifetime of respect.

— kenne

Searching For Creek Critters   1 comment

Creek Critters (1 of 1) blogSecond Grade Student Searching for Creek Critters in Sabino Creek — Images by kenne

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) offer five different programs for elementary school children. One of the programs is called Creek Scene Investigation (CSI). In this program students learn about arthropods found in Sabino Creek. They learn about metamorphosis, the food chain and have an opportunity to collect insects out of the creek and investigate what they find.

kenne 

Creek Critters (1 of 1)-2 blog

“An environment-based education movement
at all levels of education
will help students realize that school
isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration,
but a portal to the wider world.”

― Richard Louv,
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

“Now You See It” — Fun Facts   Leave a comment

Kenne with 1st graders (1 of 1) blog

The morning sun
Warms the benches.

Picture this,
If you can.

Now you see it,
Now you don’t.

Blinding in
Is the game.

Listen while I tell
you a fun fact.

This box
Is a hard seat.

I love setting
down on the job.

— kenne

Kenne with 1st graders (1 of 1)-2 blog“Now You See It” is the Title of One of the SCVN Elementary Programs
— Images by Phil Bentley

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