Earth Expeditions – Spring 2020

Aerial view of the Sands Point Preserve

Earth Expeditions
is an interdisciplinary program, unique to the Sands Point Preserve, for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  The classes are held via Zoom conferencing and feature an original curriculum of science, the arts, and wellness through hands-on activities and exploration in students’ backyards! Our gifted educators will guide students as they explore the outdoors to study wildlife and ecosystems; discover environmental conservation practices; conduct surveys and gather data useful for both local and international research as Citizen Scientists; create visual art projects with sustainable natural materials; and write from their hearts.

Three wonderful educators will work with students to encourage individualized learning, collaboration, and creativity. An excellent enrichment experience for students who wish to expand their studies beyond the classrooms and screens – to explore the earth in all its dimensions and, ultimately, have a positive impact on our global future.

Inspired by historical polymaths like Leonardo da Vinci, we’ll cultivate students’ innate gifts and discover young artists, inventors, and explorers in the process. – Program Co-Creator and Educator Hildur Palsdottir

Mondays at 3 – 4 PM
– Individual class: $35 per student
– Package of four classes: $120 per student

Contact Education Director Tracy Strianese for more information and to register.

Dr. Hildur Palsdottir, Lead Teacher for Natural Sciences, Experiential Learning & Mindfulness
Antonia Fthenakis, MFA, Lead Teacher for Sustainable Art
David Jakim, MS/MA, Lead Teacher for Ecology and Environmental Literacy
Max Goldman, Schreiber High School Senior, Assistant Educator & Mentor

Antonia and David are also NY State certified secondary education teachers.