Ecology at Brookville
Carolann James, Supervisor
Ecology based programs include nature trail, birding and
others suited to a special season.
This program allows the individual student time and place to quietly experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world and then to express these feelings in a story, poem, essay, sketch, or artistic display. This activity can be integrated into other programs such as survival and nature trail and overnight programs.
Designed for younger students, this program includes observation of birds through binoculars and scopes; the examination of bird adaptations through use of bird costumes; and the making of a pine cone feeder by each student.
Bunny Program (K-1):
Through the use of games, stories, and hands-on activities, students learn about rabbits and their special adaptations. Rabbit tracks are compared with other animal tracks and students search outdoors for tracks, traces, and perhaps even live rabbits!
Creative Explorers (Winter):
The Native Americans viewed winter as a time for creative thought and expression. Students explore the winter environment and express their observations using various artistic and linguistic techniques.
The class forms a winter search party to find out where the plants and animals go during the winter months and to examine how the animals and plants adapt to the cold weather environment.
By examining the many facets of cold weather survival, students compare and contrast human's needs to the needs of other animals in a cold weather environment.