ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT DOWLING
finished bird houses

QUESTION: During migration, are bald eagles social animals or more individual?

ANSWER: Social.  Bald eagels tend to migrate in groups.  A stream of migrating bald eagles can be twenty to thirty miles long, with birds spread out about a half mile apart.

Learn these and more facts about Dowling's mascot bird at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology website:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/id

Spring has sprung, and Dowling students have filled the greenhouse with their seedlings. Flowers and edible plants will be put into the Dowling raised bed gardens, the planter out front of school, and in the plot we have in the Community Garden.  Families are welcome to visit the greenhouse to see what we've got growing and to help water seedlings.  Please let Mrs. Young know if you'd like to be part of a team that will see to watering, weeding, and harvesting in our gardens this summer.  Contact info is below.

Srpring weather: cool or cold, breezy, often wet.  Students should come prepared to be outside during their Environmental Education time.  Waterproof boots are especially necessary.  Thank you for helping your child maximize learning during Environmental Education by being dry, warm, and safe!

We are seeking volunteers to share environmental energy and expertise!  If you have a skill or knowledge specialty you'd be willing to share with the Dowling student body as a presenter, guest speaker, volunteer, or otherwise, please contact Tracy Young, at 612-668-4451 or via email at tracy.young@mpls.k12.mn.us.

VOLUNTEER DURING YOUR CHILD'S CLASS TIME.

Here is the schedule by grade-level of times specific to Mrs. Young's Environmental Education classes, spring quarter 2018-2019.

Kindergarten - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 2:15-2:45, rotating classrooms by week

First Grade -  Monday through Friday, 10:00-10:45, rotating classrooms by week

Second Grade - final classes take place before spring break.

Third Grade - year round as part of the six-day specialist schedule, 10:50-11:45

Fourth Grade - year round as part of the six-day specialist schedule, 10:50-11:45

Fifth Grade - year round, every Friday, 2:00-3:00

DCD primary (Mr. Tanz and Mrs. Rooney) - year round, every Thursday, 1:15-2:00.

DCD intermediate (Ms. Lee-Reid) - year round, every Thursday, 2:00-2:50

Other - at other times, classroom teachers may schedule extra time with Mrs. Young to teach, co-teach, do projects, or take walking field trips together.  Watch your child's homeroom newsletter for more information about these activities.  We'd love to have you come along!

Quarter Schedule:

Quarter I - August 27-October 31

Quarter II -  November 5-January 23

Quarter III - January 28-March 28

Quarter IV - April 8-June 7

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR OUTSIDE LEARNING EVERY DAY.

~ Mrs. Young can be reached at tracy.young@mpls.k12.mn.us or by calling 612-668-4451.

 

 

document Our new bee boxes   --  Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Young show off the bee boxes adopted by Dowling School, as part of a partnership with Pollinate Minnesota.