[LincolnTalk] Fwd: Birches School News & Open House Invitation
Newsletter, Nov. 2013
Vol. II, Issue 1
Resolving the Nature Deficit
Advantages of learning in the outdoors
There has been a lot of chatter recently about "nature-deficit disorder," a term coined by Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods. With nature as a fundamental aspect of our curriculum, this is a disorder to which Birches students are immune!
We spend a lot of time learning indoors and out. The students recently took a field trip to Matlock Farm, where they had the opportunity to learn about farm life and pick vegetables. This is one of the many ways our students regularly experience nature.
To learn more about Louv's path-breaking work, you can hear him speak at Follen Church in Lexington on November 15 at 7 p.m. To make sure your child never suffers from this disorder, please consider Birches School. We look forward to sharing our school with you at our Open House on November 2.
MEET TOM GUMBART Our New Earth Science Advisor
We are honored to report that Tom Gumbart, the Lincoln Conservation Director, has agreed to be our Earth Science Advisor.
Tom took Birches Students on revelatory nature walks during our first year. Here you see a photograph of Tom talking to some of our students last week. We learn so much about the natural world from Tom and he helps us in many of our explorations and investigations.
You can read Tom's "official" short biography on the Faculty Page of our website.
BIRCHES SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 2, 2-4pm
14 Bedford Rd, Lincoln
Curious whether Birches School is a good fit for your child? Come join us for our open house! Learn about our STEAM curriculum, and chat with current families and faculty. Enjoy light refreshments, music, and engaging conversation. Feel free to bring children along.
ACCEPTING STUDENTS K-4
New grade to be added yearly
We hope to see you. In the meantime, take a peek at what our teachers are observing.