Our kids love learning about life sciences and spending time in nature. In the pics below, you can see our kids on a guided nature walk, learning about and interacting with the natural world around them. The kids found some animal prints and were trying to figure out who left them. They also had a chance to hang out with Harry the snake. And this beautiful owl who lost an eye after being hit by a car. The rangers take good care of him now.
Check out City Kids' organic urban food garden! Our little garden is healthy, lush, and really producing! Every two weeks we harvest, and we have more than we can even split! These pictures are of our garden AFTER we harvested lettuces, spinach, chard, thyme, oregano, fennel fronds, and cilantro. And while the food is yummy, the best part is that our kids are learning about the importance and possibilities of urban farming. Grow on little garden!
City Kids is learning about invertebrates in their life science classes, and to demonstrate how one such animal is able to move in the water, they headed to open fields. Squids take in water and squeeze it out in order to rapidly propel themselves. To demonstrate this amazing movement, the kids made squid rockets, filled them with water, and used air to propel them upwards, higher than the trees! Hands-on learning is awesome!
Here at City Kids, we have learned that parents' individual talents and passions are essential to the happiness and growth of our co-op. When parents have the opportunity to share something with the co-op, the kids learn that all adults, not just those labeled "teachers" have special things to share. When they first join our co-op, many of our parents are unsure about leading activities, especially if they have never taught before, and it is a good reminder that kids are of