Working in partnership with 4th grade teachers, Don Haley and Tiffany Surface, staff and volunteers from the Methow Conservancy have been engaging 4th grade students as researchers of the natural world through observation, use of maps, and navigation skills in connection with their scientific units of study in the school yard.
Here in the valley our students are fortunate to have a school yard campus that is over 110 acres in size. Taking full advantage of our campus, 4th grade teachers Don Haley and Tiffany Surface worked closely with Methow Conservancy staff to design activities within the unit of study that utilize the unique characteristics of this property. One participant stated, “The school yard is full of things to wonder about, to observe, and to discover…”
In support of their continued research of the Methow Valley and North Cascades – their own back yard, the Methow Conservancy is providing the family of every 4th grade student with a Field Guide and Discover Pass.
Please join us as we thank the Methow Conservancy and MVES 4th grade teachers Don Haley and Tiffany Surface for their efforts to provide our students with relevant, engaging learning opportunities and reduce an economic barrier faced by many families.