Track U-3 Descriptions

Astronomy is Out of this World!

We will start by look at the stars from Earth and each day move farther and farther away to learn about bigger and bigger things – planets, nebulae, galaxies, galaxy clusters, and the universe as a whole. Along the way we will also discuss the tools that we use to studying these objects. This includes powerful telescopes and the special cameras that they use to take pictures and collect other data.

Fishful Thinking: A class that will be “catchy!”

Join us for three mornings of learning about fish, fisheries and fishing!  Each kid who nibbles on this class will receive a fishing rod and reel and tackle box to use in this class and to take home with the hopes of future fishy dreams. We will learn about fish, safe casting and rigging, and even some tackle making. We will be fishing a local pond on Sunday.

Becoming Bilingual: Building your Spanish Language Skills

The United States has over 41 million people aged five or older who speak Spanish at home, making Spanish the second most spoken language in the United States. Spanish is the most studied language other than English in the United States, with about six million students. With over 40 million native speakers, heritage language speakers, and second-language speakers, the United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico, surpassing Spain itself (Wikipedia)

Are you ready to embark on our Spanish journey? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with a projected half a billion people speaking it by 2050. Students will read personal accounts from other Spanish-speaking kids from around the world. Also, through many spoken and written activities, we will engage in vocabulary-based themes such as sports & pastimes, ordering food and animals.