Earth Defenders Initiative - Fall 2021

Earth Defenders Initiative - Fall 2021 for Grades 4 & 5 (8-10 years old)

Earth Defenders Initiative

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Calling all aspiring defenders of our one and only planet!

The Earth Defenders Initiative is a seven-week afterschool program for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders interested in learning about and engaging with the urban ecology and publicly shared outdoor spaces of Washington Heights. This program meets weekly on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm and will run from October 7th-November 18th. Earth Defenders will build their ecological literacy, participate in park/street clean-ups and attend educational field trips. The program is free to all students and we will accept students on a rolling basis if they’re unable to attend the first session. To sign up, click here. For more information, email education@wordupbooks.com.

This program will be facilitated by two teaching artists, with Renzo Moyano as Lead Facilitator.

Days: Thursdays (in-person/outdoor)
Times: 3:30-5:30pm *
* On the following Thursdays, the program runs 3-6pm to accommodate special field trips: 9/30, 10/28, and 11/18.
There will be NO program on public school days off: 11/2, 11/11; and 11/25.

Activities:

  • Tuesdays are the required virtual portion of the program, during which book discussions, guest visits, and other activities will take place. The last half-hour on Tuesdays—5-5:30pm—is optional hangout time, for homework help, chatting, and more.

  • Thursdays—which are an optional part of the program—will feature in-person outdoor activities such as street clean-ups, walking tours, local hikes, and other field trips. In case of rain or worsening COVID-19 conditions in the neighborhood, Thursday will be cancelled.

  • All participants will receive a free copy of Hoot by Carl Hiaasen and other materials necessary for the program. Please note that Hoot is Guided Reading Level W and a Lexile Level 760.

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Earth Defenders Initiative

¡Llamando a todos los aspirantes defensores de nuestro único planeta!

Iniciativa Defensores de la Tierra es un programa extracurricular de siete semanas para estudiantes de 3º, 4º o 5º grado interesados en aprender sobre la ecología urbana de Washington Heights. Este programa se reúne semanalmente los jueves de 3:30-5:30pm y se desarrollará del 7 de octubre hasta el 18 de noviembre. Nuestros pequeños defensores desarrollarán sus conocimientos ecológicos, participarán en la limpieza de parques / calles y asistirán a excursiones educativas. El programa es gratuito para todos los estudiantes y aceptaremos estudiantes de forma continua si no puede asistir a la primera sesión. Para registrarse, llene este formulario. Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a education@wordupbooks.com.

Este programa será facilitado por dos de nuestros artistas docentes, con Renzo Moyano como facilitador principal. 

Días: jueves (presencial/al aire libre)
Horario: 3:30-5:30pm *
* (El programa operará de 3-6pm durante las siguentes fechas para dar cabida a nuestras excursiones especiales: 09/30, 10/28, 11/18)
No habrá programa en los días libres de las escuelas públicas: 11/2, 11/11, 11/25

Programación:

  • ¡Los martes son para club de lectura! Nos reuniremos virtualmente para discutir nuestro libro seleccionado: Hoot (2002) por el autor Carl Hiaasen. Tambien nos visitaran invitados especiales, completaremos actividades de artesania.
  • Los jueves, que son una parte opcional del programa, contarán con actividades al aire libre en persona, como limpieza de calles, recorridos a pie, caminatas locales y otras excursiones. En caso de lluvia o empeoramiento de las condiciones de COVID-19 en el barrio, se cancelará el jueves.
  • Todos los participantes recibirán una copia gratuita del libro Hoot y otros materiales necesarios para el programa. Tenga en cuenta que Hoot es un nivel de lectura guiada W y un nivel Lexile 760.
Hoot Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375829161
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Published: Ember - May 11th, 2004