This morning I had the privilege of watching a group of Conserve School students, with the assistance of Graduate Fellow Donelle Scaffidi, perform “Bear in Winter” at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library. Earlier in the semester the students had been doing volunteer work cleaning and organizing in the library. They finished their work and noticed that the library was hosting a “story time” so they joined in. They had so much fun reading, singing and playing with the local children that when they returned to Conserve School they began planning today’s event.
Today’s event had three parts. First they shared a short play titled “Bear in Winter” which tells an origin story explaining why bears hibernate. Following the play they lead a short sing-a-long. Finally the children had the chance to do a craft project and eat some tasty bear shaped cookies (they let me have one and it was very good!)
I hope you enjoy the video I made of their production and a few photos from the event.
Head of School
Conserve School provides a semester-long immersion for high school students in environmental studies and outdoor activities that deepens their love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards. Thanks to the generosity of Conserve School’s friends and its founder James Lowenstine all students accepted to this amazing semester school receive full scholarship support.