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In the Schools - Nature Up North in North Country Classrooms

Registration Open for the Nature Up North Teacher Workshop, August 3-4

By Jacob Malcomb on June 13, 2016
Are you a St. Lawrence County teacher interested in incorporating more nature-based learning into your lessons? Do you want to increase opportunities for integrating outdoor learning with STEM content? Nature Up North is offering a workshop for local teachers on August 3rd and 4th during which we will discuss ways to improve STEM learning through hands-on and place-based teaching strategies that…

Maple Monitoring at Colton-Pierrepont

By Jennifer Morrill on October 5, 2015
During the month of September, students from Colton-Pierrepont Central School participated in the Monitor My Maple Project through Nature Up North.  Through this citizen science project, students at different grade levels are asked to monitor the phenology of the maple trees around campus over the course of several weeks.  Students in the sixth grade participated in the Monitor My Maple project…

Nature Up North Teacher Workshop: A Community of Educators

By Conner Eldridge on August 5, 2015
It has been a busy two days at the Nature Up North teacher workshop.  Twelve educators from across the North Country convened to share our ideas for diverse learning experiences with an emphasis on local, natural features. During the workshop, Nature Up North director Dr. Erika Barthelmess and project manager Jake Malcomb introduced us to Place-Based Learning. Their goal was to inspire us to take…

St. Lawrence River Field Day

By Justin Dalaba on July 9, 2015
On June 10th 2015, Nature Up North hosted a St. Lawrence River field day for Jefferson Elementary 5th graders.  Roughly 55 students came to Robert Moses Nature Center to learn about the watershed, pollution, macroinvertebrates and fishing.  There were four total activities for kids to rotate through.  The first activity was a nature walk discussing the interactions between water and land.  The…

Powtoons from Colton-Pierrepont at Conservation Field Day

By Krista Sonia on July 9, 2015
On June 4th 2015, Indian Creek Nature Center hosted Conservation Field Day! About 70 students from Colton-Pierrepont, Huevelton and Trinity schools came out to spend a day immersing themselves in the natural environment and becoming biologists for the day. At the event, Nature Up North held a nature scavenger hunt with digital cameras where students photographed their finds ranging from ferns and…

Pond Life Field Day at Indian Creek Nature Center

By Justin Dalaba on July 8, 2015
On Thursday June 18th, more than 80 third graders from Norwood-Norfolk had the chance to learn about nature in many different ways at the Indian Creek Nature Center.  The help of many environmental educators, each with their own station, made this field day possible.  Students cycled through four stations, with themes including a forest hike, birdwatching lesson, and rocks and minerals. Nature Up…

Conservation Field Day Scavenger Hunt at Indian Creek Nature Center

By Justin Dalaba on June 4, 2015
On June 4th 2015, roughly 70 students from Colton-Pierrepont, Huevelton and Trinity schools came out to spend a day immersing themselves in the natural environment at Indian Creek Nature Center's Conservation Field Day. Each year, 5th and 6th graders from across St. Lawrence County have the opporunity to get the hands-on experience in a variety of field science activities. On a beautiful sunny…