Jarrow students celebrated Earth Day with re-scheduled Climate Awareness event on Friday. We traded the cold, rainy day weather of two weeks ago for blue skies and a perfect day outdoors.
There were fun, creative, and scientific stations hosted all over campus with topics ranging from renewable energies, pollination ecology, medicine wheel symbology. We built terrariums, a solar oven (that produced delicious muffins!), and made bubbles using a bike-powered generator. We learned about pollinators and the amazing symbiotic relationship between insects and plants. We explored the power and beauty of the Medicine Wheel and we made art with intentions. Later on, we sipped sun tea and were gently regaled by our visiting artist with his flute and the sound his sublime drum.
It was as if the heartbeat of Mother Earth was rising up to specifically bless our Jarrow celebration on a day. Together, we turned our hearts toward the great work and privilege of stewardship and learning all we can to take better care of our earth and one another.
We offer gratitude to our “visiting professors” (parents and friends of Jarrow) who led each station and to each of you who believes in this important aspect of our school’s curriculum and our commitment toward a safe and healthy world.
Special thanks to Courtney Laurell, Barry Dugan, Michael Girodo, Chad Blohm, Ted Steen, Leslie Newman, Briana Borten, Tania Henderson, and Wild Bear Ecology Center