This week at CELC learning continues with a poetry study, archery with Ranger Joe, conjugating Spanish verbs, multi-step equations, and oh so much more.  Archery class at New Haven Park and Recreation

CELC students create exquisite handcrafted cutting boards and swivel-top boxes during a woodworking class with master craftsman Ken Rowe of Krowe’s Nest Studio in Durham, CT.Krowes Nest Studio

CELC students witness signs of Spring that occur in vernal pools using collection pans and viewing scopes for close observation of an amazing array of life, such as frog and salamander eggs, tadpoles, insect larvae and other creatures.

Vernal pools Study with Everyone Outside!

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe ZedekCELC students visit Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester, CT as part of their study of ancient civilizations and cultures.  Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg shares the Torah scrolls and other information about Jewish history.

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek

Potter Evelyn Foster of Flying Rabbit Pottery shares information with CELC students about the history of the Hebrew alphabet and how to write their names in Hebrew.  Students also begin a pottery project based in the style of ancient African, South American, and Asian cultures.Hebrew letteringPottery of ancient civilizations      clayduo

Making Dream Pillows with Renee Dixon, students explore properties of plants and the influence they can have on restful sleep and remembering one’s dreams.

Instructor Gail Bennett leads CELC students in a course on mindfulness entitled Learning to BREATHE, specifically written for young adolescents.  Students consider topics such as inner focus, relaxation techniques, compassion and care for the self and others.T.S. Monk with CELC students at Woolsey Hall

During a Jazz Master class with drummer T.S. Monk – son of Thelonius Monk – CELC student Anton sits in on drums.

Outdoor Education class at Trap Rock Ridge Camp is a highlight for CELC students as they prepare gardens for spring planting.Trap Rock Ridge

Stay tuned for student blogs!Timberland Trails vernal pool study