Spaceship Earth: day 3

On day 3 of my Spaceship Earth class at Peace Village Newberg last week, we focused on water, soil, and pollution (see also day 1 and day 2). We watched the second part of the Stunning Views – From Earth to Universe and Back Again video. In the first part, it zooms out so that you eventually …

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Spaceship Earth: day 2

Continuing in my series on curricula for a day camp class for grade school kids (entering 2nd-6th grade), I'll share what I did for day 2 of "Spaceship Earth" at Peace Village Newberg. (Here's Day 1 if you missed it.) Day 2 of Spaceship Earth focused on the theme of food and waste. We did …

Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Bob & Crystal Rilee Park

For our Friday adventure this week, K and I visited Bob & Crystal Rilee Park & Equestrian Trails, which is just east of Newberg on Parrett Mountain. According to the Chehalem Park & Recreation District blog, this has only been officially zoned as a park for a few months, although the purchase of the property and …