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‘Rainforest Trek’ Discovery Day at Chesapeake

Students in Molly Vanderpool’s third grade class gather around the classroom aquarium to begin a comparative examination of creatures who thrive in warm, tropical environments like rainforests. From left are Wilson Throckmorton, Aline Johnson, Hannah Stout and David Stinson.

Has your curious youngster ever wondered what creatures lurk in the various levels of a tropical rainforest? Have they ever pondered the adaptations and skills necessary for critters to survive?

Students from area schools in grades 3-5 are invited to find out on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., as Chesapeake Academy teachers Kelly Antonio and Jennifer Goodlett lead an imaginative, investigative exploration of the Amazon as part of the school’s Discovery Days complimentary, winter morning, extracurricular programs. 

“Rainforest Trek” is open to all students between the ages of 8 and 11 who think they might enjoy working in teams to solve mysteries and navigate successfully through a “jungle maze.” Students will begin the morning by choosing a rainforest animal, and stepping into its lush, tropical world through a series of games, activities, and challenges designed to teach an understanding of their chosen animal’s adaptations, special talents, and survival skills. 

On the same morning as the “Rainforest Trek,” the Chesapeake Academy early childhood faculty will host a Discovery Day program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5 featuring games and learning activities based on the book “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Louis Elhert.  For additional information or to reserve a space for your child or children in either program, please contact Hilary Scott at 804 438-5575.

posted 02.12.2009

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