From our Friends at German International School:
At GIS, learning goes beyond the classroom, and the Environmental Education class is a vital part of that journey. It fosters connections between students, plants, animals and the world around us. GIS’s preschool students stroll around campus and spend time in the community garden, getting to know the plants and trees in unique ways — with hugs, by observing their changing leaves, and even a good sniff!
In gardening class, Kindergarteners build on that exploratory approach, nurturing and trimming plants in their gardens. After reading Camille and the Sunflowers, inspired by Vincent van Gogh, they pack up their easels and canvases, and venture into the garden to paint the sunflowers!
Elementary students explore Oregon waterways and learn about the native salmon populations. They also participate in the Oregon Fish Egg to Fry Program, introducing salmon eggs to the students and releasing them as fry into a designated body of water.
GIS middle schoolers take to the trees as they challenge themselves on a rope course, pushing themselves to the limit both individually and as a team. It’s an incredible opportunity for them to step out of their comfort zones and grow. Not only do they conquer physical obstacles like log climbing and swinging on the courses, but they also flex their brain muscles in problem-solving challenges.
We couldn’t be prouder of the bright young minds at GIS and their commitment to learning and exploring the natural world around them. Let’s all embrace the beauty of nature and keep exploring!
To learn more about German International School and our Environmental Education Program, join our open house on November 5, 2023, or schedule a tour today.