A Note From Our Director, May 2018

April has been a whirlwind!  I opened up my calendar to look back on our events and can’t believe what a busy month we’ve had.  We were fortunate to do two STEM Family Engagement nights early in the month. It was wonderful to watch students engage with the adults in their lives and collaborate to solve a design problem.  

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I saw some of the most creative designs, and watching the faces of the younger brothers and sisters as we tested (aka crushed) the structures at the end of the evening was priceless. Ben and I also got to teach some new lessons this month – a lesson on light energy to 1st graders and our magnets lesson to 3rd graders.  Of course, we also taught some “classics”: Glaciers and Rivers (erosion and weathering) and Feeling Energized! (energy and energy transfers). These lessons have become two of our most popular!

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We’ve traveled all over New England this month and it has been incredible to visit so many schools and meet so many educators.  I love speaking with them and seeing the school’s culture and dynamic in action. May and June promise to be as exciting and I can’t wait to have students at the camp as well!

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 
― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You'll Go!

This quote definitely came to mind to sum up our month.  We seriously went to a lot of places and in our travels, had the opportunity to show students where their learning can take them!

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Throughout the spring, we traveled to Brimfield, MA; Holland, MA; Providence, RI; New Haven, VT; Waterboro, ME; Tuftonboro, NH; Merrimac, MA; and Dover, NH. Looking forward to our next adventures! Stay tuned to our blog for more updates, or check out our website to book a school visit for your classroom next fall!


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Kristen Fenstermacher

Director, Cody Outdoor Classroom