ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT DOWLING
The Newest Addition to our Dowling Family
Two honeybee hives can now be found in the field next to the gardens. These pollinators will assist in the garden, make honey, and be used for educational purposes.

HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY SUMMER BREAK!   IT WAS GREAT MEETING EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TABLE AT OPEN HOUSE; THANK YOU.  HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR ALL! 

QUESTION: How many types of bees are there?

ANSWER: Around 25,000 worldwide, more than all the mammals and birds combined!

Learn more about honeybees, beekeeping, honey, and food in general by listening to the most recent episode of The Splendid Table from American Public Media. https://www.splendidtable.org/episode/665

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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 tracyyoung@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, 2018-2019.

Kindergarten - quarters II & IV, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 2:15-2:45, rotating classrooms by week

First Grade -  quarter II & IV, Monday through Friday, 10:00-10:45, rotating classrooms by week

Second Grade - quarter I & III, Monday through Friday, 9:00-10:00, rotating classrooms by week

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) - year round, every Thursday, 1:15-1:45, with some students mainstreaming with their grade-level classes for environmental education.

DCD intermediate (Ms. Lee-Reid) - year round, every Thursday, 2:00-2:45

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.