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Lower Schoolers Foster Deeper Connection to Natural World During Nature's Classroom

Grade 4 students enjoyed a three-day overnight field trip to Nature’s Classroom in Ivoryton, CT. This long-standing tradition at Friends gives students an active role in their education through entertaining, informative projects, and investigation of experiential science concepts and exploration of the natural environment. They hiked and took in the natural landscape, learned about composting, and integrated community values and Quaker testimonies in the program as they identified practical ways to apply the testimonies of simplicity and sustainability. Students bonded each evening with a sing-along and developed a deeper appreciation for one another, increased confidence and a greater awareness of the environment.
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Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.
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