New School Montessori students in (6-9) visited Cincinnati Nature Center and explored the outdoor playscape with its wooden pillars, for hopping, stone hiding places and cabin-making areas.
They then they broke into 4 different groups, taking different paths to find as many items as they could for their scavenger hunt. Students gathered leaves for making leaf rubbings, using a crayon on paper to capture the raised veins and edges of the leaf underneath. They collected rocks for their upcoming study of geology with New School mom and geologist, Elizabeth Daniel. Students found all different types of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks to share.