What’s New in Living Lab

Every Wednesday morning, when the moon is waning (becoming less visible in the sky), the 8th grade spends the first 10 minutes of the day tending to their class garden. This allows the students to connect with the moon cycle through their work on the land. When the...

Celebrations in the LivingLAB

This week in LivingLAB we have two things to celebrate: a healthy beehive and an abundance of squash:   A Healthy Beehive         Our beekeeper, Brian Lacy, came to check on the beehive with 5th graders during their LivingLAB activity time...
Reduce, Reuse, Regenerate

Reduce, Reuse, Regenerate

In a balanced natural ecological system, the needs of the elements within the system do not exceed the input provided by the system itself. There is no such thing as “waste” because everything produced by the system becomes healthy input without ever being in excess...
Wishing Well, Hearth Counter, Gratitude

Wishing Well, Hearth Counter, Gratitude

During Project Week, a group of high school students built a Wishing Well in the spring area. Under Tom Myers’ guidance, they used cobblestones to build the walls and then designed and welded a metal cover, which is not yet installed as there is one final step...
From the Weather Station

From the Weather Station

In their meteorology block, 8th graders are learning about the citizen science portion of weather reporting. The National Weather Service relies on people trained as weather spotters to provide vital information which informs meteorologists in their decision-making...