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HISTORY

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Immersive learning
Outdoors 


 

Learn and explore

History Hands-on!

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These MONTHLY classes

 are an excellent opportunity for students to learn about HISTORY and experience it HANDS-ON!

1st- 8th grade

CLASS FULL *Time Slot A- 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

or

*Time Slot B- 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

$295 per student

                 

 

These are outdoor classes- please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. 

Layered clothing is recommended.  Limited students per class to maintain social distancing.

Reserve your spot! 

Teacher:  Jeanette Clamp

Hands-on History Classes

Location: Effie Yaw Nature Center

Date: Friday, AUGUST 27th

Historical Painting Class10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon!

(Supervised Student Lunch Break 11:30 AM-11:50 AM)

Nature Photography Class11:50 AM- 1:20 PM

$45 per student 

Class description coming soon!

Animal Painting Class: 1:20 PM- 2:50 PM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon! 

The First Paleontology Expeditions 

Lead Teacher: Jeanette Clamp

Friday, September 9th

Time Slot A- 10:00 AM -12:30 PM

or

Time Slot B- 1:30 PM -4:00 PM

 

Join our crew and embark on the discovery of the first dinosaur fossils! Discovered in Sussex in 1822, a collection of teeth was the first evidence of a gigantic herbivorous reptile named Iguanodon. The crucial discovery helped to kick-start our fascination with dinosaurs! 

   Your explorers are wanted for this paleontology adventure! This one-day class will immerse students into the world of paleontology as they learn of the first digs and receive their very own expedition kit which includes a field journal, brush, magnifying glass, artifact bags, pen and trowel. Students will be given an assignment as part of a expedition team and participate in a mock dig site. Teams will learn how paleontologists carefully uncover and log fossils as they piece together clues locked away in layers of earth. 

Skills Learned:

Students will learn the interesting beginnings of Paleontology and the amazing discovery of the Iguanodon. Students will be taught the steps to carefully prepare, log and excavate a dig site and how to evaluate the geological surroundings to calculate geological history of the area. 

Students take Home:

This adventure is sure to spark enthusiasm as your future explorers take home their new collection of excavated specimens and their expedition dig kit.

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Location: Effie Yaw Nature Center

Date: Friday, AUGUST 27th

Historical Painting Class10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon!

(Supervised Student Lunch Break 11:30 AM-11:50 AM)

Nature Photography Class11:50 AM- 1:20 PM

$45 per student 

Class description coming soon!

Animal Painting Class: 1:20 PM- 2:50 PM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon! 

Pirates and Treasure

Lead Teacher: Jeanette Clamp

Friday, October 7th

Time Slot A- 10:00 AM -12:30 PM

or

Time Slot B- 1:30 PM -4:00 PM
 

Yo-ho Matey, there’s a crew gathering for the high seas! Come abroad! Take the quill and parchment and sign the log to join the crew and the fun!

The high seas hold untold stories and shanties of Pirates that fought and plundered. Students will read historical literature about the laws and events that made pirates so famous as well as learn traditional songs sung by sailors.  The ship's captain will show you how to tie a head scarf and sash. For these be the markings of a true pirate.

Life on a ship is rough so to be sure, and your student will learn all about life on the sea and historical men and women who used plundering to make their dishonest living. Students will learn how to read maps and navigational charts as they guide the crew in search for a chest that has been hidden. Crew members will embark on this treasure hunt using all the skills acquired and a compass to direct their footsteps.

 The captain will go over skills needed to be a Pirate of long ago and teach students about duties on board. 

As a parting gift for good company the gold smithy with teach you his technique for lost wax and allow you to design a pendant of gold to wear around your neck.

Be sure to take home your loot and be ready to sail!

Skills Learned:

Students will learn how to read a map and the history of various types of navigational charts, how to use a compass, tie knots, and how to sing a sea shanty. Students will learn biographies about famous pirates and historical summaries of life at sea and life on land while pirates roamed the coasts during the 16th century. 

Students take Home:

Students will take home their maps, compass, head scarf, sash, and pirate pendant. 

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Location: Effie Yaw Nature Center

Date: Friday, AUGUST 27th

Historical Painting Class10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon!

(Supervised Student Lunch Break 11:30 AM-11:50 AM)

Nature Photography Class11:50 AM- 1:20 PM

$45 per student 

Class description coming soon!

Animal Painting Class: 1:20 PM- 2:50 PM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon! 

Knights of the King's Court

Lead Teacher: Jeanette Clamp

Friday, November 4th

Time Slot A- 10:00 AM -12:30 PM

or

Time Slot B- 1:30 PM -4:00 PM

 

Lady Lorraine invites young village members to this one-day tournament where she will tell the story of an 18th century French King. During the outdoor program, students will have opportunities to join the realm as a Paige in training where they will make their wooden sword and receive a shield. Preparation for the tournament will allow a Paige to train with sword fighting and learn the methods for earning points to gain the overall prize of the day, a gold statue.

The festivities of the tournament will see squires and knights promoted as each student receives their tunic with crests and colors. By wearing their colors, they will signify to their camp and begin the joust training. Points will be earned, and horses will be taken as our winning knights emerge with victory. Students learn how to earn points in competition during training for the tournament. They train with activities that simulate real 1700 squire challenges.

As our event closes, Lady Lorraine will bequest each student with their code of conduct certificate and join the ranks of knights of the Kings court.

Skilled Learned:

 Students will learn how to hold a replica sword and shield, how tournaments operated and importance of a family crest. Students will learn wood working techniques to sand and stain their swords- and how to make a leather covered handle. 

 

   Students Take Home:

Students take their own wooden sword with leather lashing and shield. Each students receives a legend booklet that offers a brief history into knighthood. This booklet will include worksheets and information that will be covered in the class- including castle life, path to knighthood and the importance of tournaments.

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Location: Effie Yaw Nature Center

Date: Friday, AUGUST 27th

Historical Painting Class10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon!

(Supervised Student Lunch Break 11:30 AM-11:50 AM)

Nature Photography Class11:50 AM- 1:20 PM

$45 per student 

Class description coming soon!

Animal Painting Class: 1:20 PM- 2:50 PM

$45 per student

Class description coming soon! 

Victorian Era

Country Teatime

Lead Teacher: Jeanette Clamp

Friday, December 9th

Time Slot A- 10:00 AM -12:30 PM

or

Time Slot B- 1:30 PM -4:00 PM

 

A country tea is just what the Lady of the estate ordered and today you’re invited. The pleasantries of tea in the park have been a long tradition for many people. It is a time for visiting, observation, poetry, and of course tea.

Our tea time event begins with students learning the history of a young Queen's desire for a small break in the day for food. It was so popular that it is still practiced today.

     A country tea time is special because it is a causal day designed to be out in nature. Each student will receive a beautiful China tea cup as a gift to use and take home. During our tea program we will learn the language of flowers and the importance of including the right flower for the message to be told as each student arranges a nosegay to take home. Poetry reading and the sound of lovely musical instruments will entertain us as we learn to decorate a delicious cookie designed as a tea time delight. A proper tea demonstration will be offered as to the technique of pouring and drinking and a simple booklet of manners will be reviewed as students learn about etiquette during the Victorian era. Students are welcome to come dressed for the occasion.

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