We had two visiting schools come down to Eagle Bluff this week–Farnsworth Aerospace and Sky Oaks Elementary. They were able to take advantage of our snow during class before it all melted this weekend.
The 8th graders from Farnsworth Aerospace were here Monday through Wednesday. During their stay, the students learned more about earth’s geologic history and search for fossils in Earth Exploration, work together as a team during Group Challenges, understand more about SE Minnesota’s landscape in Karst Geology, and face their fears and enjoy the views on East Treetops during their stay. As with all groups, they took part in our Food Waste Challenge, and were able to meet their goal by reducing their food waste at each meal. Congratulations!
Here are some photos from Group Challenges and Earth Exploration:
During the second half of the week, Sky Oaks Elementary brought their 6th graders down for an enjoyable three days. The four learning groups learned more about SE Minnesota’s cultural history during Ridge Oneota as well as the landscape during Karst Geology. They participated in our newest class, Inside Energy, in which they popped popcorn, calculated Eagle Bluff’s renewable energy resources, and learned how to reduce their CO2 use. One of the highlights of the trip came Wednesday evening when the group went out to watch the Geminids Meteor shower and look at constellations with their liaison, Stephanie.