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Nov 15, 2017
Getting dirty just for fun is one of the privileges of childhood. Climbing trees, scaling hillsides, fashioning hiding places with leaves and sticks – all of these are built into a kid’s DNA. We don’t necessarily think of these activities as a crucial part of a child’s development. But research demonstrates that regular interactions with nature contribute in many ways to learning and socialization.
May 2, 2017
Over the past year, the Margaret Noecker Nature Center council has worked hard to raise funds to bring The Parish School its first certified outdoor classroom. Named “Little Acorn Park,” funding has been secured for this project through individual and foundation gifts, and is ready for construction to begin this summer. A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held Monday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. at The Parish School.