Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Week Two: Urban Ecology

We started off week two with a bang! Monday morning we visited Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Then in the afternoon the crew of the AJ Meerwald, a schooner that was once used for catching oysters, took us sailing near the Statue of Liberty and New York Skyline.

It took some teamwork to raise our ship’s sail!

Our cloudy but beautiful view of New York Harbor
Students made a skyline of their own, and learned how to build a worm compost.

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We went to the Rodin Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and Friday we took our Artologists to cool off at a local pool. Quite a busy week!

Ecology @ Artology Begins!

Artology 2013 began on June 24th – time is flying! Vivian Williams, our guest educator from the Philadelphia Water Department, came on the first week to teach us about green jobs, water runoff, and our local tree species.

We went on trips to Wissahickon Creek and back on site we explored water usage through paper-making with Art Teachers Liz Latham and Gaby Aruta and Science Teacher Patsy Babcock.

An Artologist hanging wet paper up to dry with help from a teaching assistant

We learned that sometimes the key to succeeding is to ask for help…

and that other times you just have to give it your all.