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  • Oct

    Westmoreland Sanctuary

    This week, all FlexSchool students will visit Westmoreland Sanctuary, whether in person or virtually! Students will get hands-on -- and for a few volunteers, feet-in -- and get some fascinating first hand experience with turtle study methods, including trapping for data collection, monitoring turtle health and identifying turtles by their physical characteristics! Our guide will lead students through an understanding of the important role water plays in sustaining all kinds of life, and discuss the ecological roles of different organisms -- and turtles in particular -- in the pond ecosystem.
  • Oct

    FlexFriday Online: Celebration of Healing

    FlexSchool has the pleasure of hosting poet Eve Hoffman and artist Sal Brownfield for a conversation on their joint project, Celebration of Healing. Celebration of Healing explores the stories of 21 lives impacted by breast cancer.  Sal Brownfield painted a portrait of each individual represented. Eve Hoffman then interviewed each model and those stories accompany the paintings. During this conversation they will be talking about the power of art and storytelling.
  • FlexFriday: Turtle Back Zoo

    This week, all FlexSchool students will visit Orange County’s beautiful Turtle Back Zoo to observe an array of animals  -- from otters to alligators -- hailing from nearly every continent around the world!
  • Oct

    FlexFriday: Kensico Dam Plaza

    Cancelled Due To Rainy Forecast
    Interesting architecture, surprising sculptures and sweeping views are all on tap at Kensico Dam Plaza, a Westchester County park that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation. Students will stroll the pedestrian path, check out the Poseidon fountains and visit The Rising -- a stunning memorial sculpture. Then we’ll hike to the top of the 307-foot dam to check out the views of the Kensico reservoir!
  • FlexFriday: Virtual Tour, Intrepid

    All aboard the Intrepid -- the enormous ship that served as an aircraft carrier from 1943-1974 and is now a floating museum stationed in the Hudson River! Students will explore different spaces in the ship, see the aircraft and learn about the people who flew and worked on them -- and hear stories from crew members who served on Intrepid during World War II!
  • Oct

    FlexFriday: Halloween Hikes

    Put on your Halloween costume and join your FlexSchool friends for a festive fall day! (Costumes are optional but highly encouraged!) To maximize the social opportunities for all of our students, we are pleased to offer this event at two locations:

    Rockefeller State Park Preserve: Convenient to the Bronxville campus, this park offers exceptional fall foliage, a picturesque lake, inviting nature trails and opportunities to spot both local wildlife and farm animals. 

    Loantaka Brook Reservation: Convenient to the Berkeley Heights campus, this park features a variety of scenery, meandering woodland trails along the Loantaka Brook and the possibility of spotting horses grazing in adjacent pastures.
  • FlexFriday: Tales From A Bicycle Seat

    Virtual event: Tales from a Bicycle Seat!
    Take a virtual ride around the globe and see eye-popping GoPro and drone footage of spectacular scenes such as glacial lagoons, powerful waterfalls, a volcanic beach and more, all from the first hand perspective of multi-media storyteller, musician, and adventure cyclist George Maurer. Through a combination of live musical performance and dazzling footage, George will lead students on a cultural exploration of his epic journeys across the US, Iceland, Patagonia, Sri Lanka, Canada, and Vietnam, touching on diversity, cultural exchange, character education, growth mindset, and more.
  • Oct

    FlexFriday: Halloween Fun

    Berkeley Heights Spooky Scavenger Hunt at Fosterfields Farm:  Take a Halloween-themed walking tour of this living historical farm -- and receive a pumpkin to take home and decorate -- then share your masterpiece online!

    Bronxville Outdoor Halloween Activities: Our generous hosts, the Lykouretzos family, will open their backyard to our students for some socially-distant Halloween fun!

  • FlexFriday: Virtual Planetarium Experience

    "What's out there?", a planetarium experience presents an introduction and conversation with live demonstrations on the constellations and the night sky.  Matt will be showing the night sky for October 30th and talking about what to expect through the Halloween weekend.  He will use his knowledge of astronomy to tell stores related to the constellations and provide time for questions.
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