During October 2021, all students at The Prosper Valley School (TPVS) participated in a service-learning program called Star Throwers. Inspired by the writing of Loren Eiseley, students in fifth and sixth grades worked on six different projects at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park, Artistree (a nearby community arts center), and at their school. They were given the opportunity to engage with six place-based stewardship and learning activities: Study the local salamander life cycle, build and maintain trails at TPVS, restore the TPVS greenhouse, restore the TPVS sugar shack, engage in deep thinking and observation skills in “sit spots,” at the Park, and build benches and informational signage at Artistree to be used on the school grounds.
This webinar offers the opportunity to hear from students who participated in this program and the teachers involved in these service learning projects. K-12 educators and administrators in the Upper Valley are invited to:
- Hear about the administrative, planning and curricular considerations to bring this model of service learning and place-based education to their schools
- Learn about the Star Throwers Program
- Share their own programmatic knowledge
- Be inspired by the students’ experiences
When: March 9th, 2022
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Attend
Questions? Reach out to Gabrielle.