Starflower Experiences offers a number of different experiences for school-age youngsters. All of our
programming is age-specific and goal-oriented. We understand how kids learn and so our experiences are fun
and interesting as well as motivating.
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Helps students begin to use less water
This presentation will help students: 1) understand the water cycle, 2) realize that, here on Long Island, our water supply is underground, and 3) know why and how to use less water. Students will giggle when they walk into the room and laugh right through this presentation as they get to help the Water Patrol haunt someone's dreams. What follows is a lively scene as they travel through the water cycle, talk with water drops and think about ways to avoid wasting water. And we'll leave them with a challenge to start looking for ways to decrease their own water consumption and to share what they've learned with others.
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Rangers of the Earthtm These exciting programs are intended for 10-11 year olds and the outdoor components will now be moved to Manor Farm in Elwood (Huntington). For more about these programs, click on the words above.
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Full week for a small group
Based at Manor Farm
Focuses on understanding our plant and animal neighbors and how they interact
Youngsters who follow Nature's Way will begin their expedition each day at our headquarters at Manor Farm where they will be involved in games and challenges to better
understand their natural neighbors. Then they'll set off along "Nature's Way" in the woodlands of the adjacent Berkeley Jackson County Park where they'll have the chance to practice and
apply their new understandings as well as learn to appreciate the natural beauty of this area. Finally, participants will come to see how they can help the plants and animals that live together and depend on each other in natural communities.
Ecodefenders starts in the classroom with pre-trip preparation that helps students find out where they get some of the things they need to live (such as air, water, food). We then meet the class at an outdoor site where they are introduced to a natural community in a sensory-awakening way and then become plants or animals looking for homes in a natural community. When the marsh "residents" find out that the marsh has become a field and they can no longer live there, all the kids go to "court" where Judge Mopner helps them figure out if any of the former marsh residents can meet their needs in the field or forest communities. Once back at school, their teachers work with ecodefender "patrols" to design and carry out projects that will help to defend their community (work on saving water, not polluting air...). The activities used, an Earthwalk and "Home Sweet Home" were designed by The Institute for Earth Education. .The Institute for Earth Education
For Earth Rangers & Earth Ranger trainees
Exploring natural places and lifestyles
Only those youngsters who have or are participating in the Earthkeepers and Rangers of the Earth programs are invited to join in on
these adventures. Earth Explorers takes place in
July the week after our Earthkeepers summer session. This "camp" sesson includes exploring the woods near Manor Farm, takes
a look at some lifestyle elements and visits other natural communities. The exploring adventures can help
youngsters complete some of their individual tasks from the Earthkeepers program.
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