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2016 Children’s Program

Now open to children ages 4-12!

Two Groups of Children: Ages 4-6 & 7-12.

Supervised, age-appropriate activities, games, and crafts!

Registration is $30 per day, per child.

Available both Saturday & Sunday.

Space is limited to sixteen for ages 4-6 and twenty-four ages 7-12 per day.

Registration will open in December.

See below for a schedule of the classes.

Lena Ruark-Eastes of Earth Path Education is organizing this years Kids Program.

AGES 4-6
Saturday March 12:

8:30-9:15 am Games and story time with Felted Garden Creature with Jenny Brantley
Children will start the day off with fun games,song and a puppet show with beautiful, hand made felted puppets.

9:15-11:15 am Faerie Forest Gardening with Macon Foscue
Join the magical journey into planting seeds, making wands and castingthe most powerful spell of all, planting a tree! The young ones will prepare a Forest Garden by spreading Faerie dust (soil amend-ments), Tree bones (bio-char) and other mystical materials, before harvesting, utilizing and planting elder wands (live-staking elderberries, willows and others). Exploring with a lens to the unseen world of the Faeries will make this a treat not to miss!

11:15-11:45 am Snack and Freeplay

11:45-12:30 am Faerie Forest Gardening Part 2 with Macon Foscue
Join the magical journey into planting seeds, making wands and casting the most powerful spell of all, planting a tree! The young ones will prepare a Forest Garden by spreading Faerie dust (soil amendments), Tree bones (bio-char) and other mystical materials, before harvesting, utilizing and planting elder wands (live-staking elderberries, willows and others). Exploring with a lens to the unseen world of the Faeries will make this a treat not to miss!

12:30 am – 2:00 pm Lunch Break with Parents

2:00 pm-3:15 pm Pollinator Imagination Station with Michelle Carter-Griste
Exploring Bee’s dance with Flower through story and puppetry. Examining honey, comb,

3:15 pm-3:45 pm Snack and Nature Exploration with Lena Ruark-Eastes
We will snack and then have a nature wander to the UNCA labrinth and small pockets of trees near Carmicheal. The mystery awaits!

3:45 pm -5:00 pm Garden Variety Seed and Song with Michelle Carter-Griste
Collecting seeds from dried flower heads. Planting seeds and singing them to life with song and dance.

5:00 pm -5:30 pm Story of the Day and Closing with Jenny Brantley
Integrate the day with puppets, storytelling and song.

5:30 pm -6:00 pm Pick-up/Sign-Out

Sunday March 13:

8:30 am -9:15 am From the Acorn to the Oak with Jenny Brantley
The children will learn to make their own, wet felted acorn as they learn the journey the acorn takes as it becomes the great Oak tree.

9:15 am -10:45 am Music and Movement Inspired by Nature with Lena Ruark-Eastes
We will explore sound with wild found insturments like stones and rocks. Discovering some of the unique sounds we can make and hear in the band of the wild. Children will also share in a movement arts practice, as we take the forms and behaviors of local animals and plants.

10:45 am -11:30 am Snack and Freeplay with an outside by moveable fire pit

11:30 am -12:30 am Fermentation Fun with Chelsea Wakstein
A wonderful world of tiny magical creatures live all over our bodies, in the compost pile and in a crock of sauerkraut. The bacteria faeries are everywhere and in this class, children will become friends with them through fermentation experiments.

12:30 am -2:00 pm Lunch Break with Parents

2:00 pm -3:15 pm Storytelling (both age groups combined) with Jon Rousseau
Jon will share a couple of stories accompanied by a drum. Usually the stories are old folk tales or fairy tales that contain relevant messages and lessons for those listening. One of Jon’s aspirations with this art is to provide both an entertaining and enlightening experience no matter the age of the listener.

3:30 pm -5:00 pm From Barred to Towhee with Michelle Carter-Griste
Fun with Bird Language Learning to recognize local birds by their song through story and game. Intrepreting bird language through art. Crafting paper tube binoculars for a birdwatching stroll around campus.

5:00 pm -5:30 pm Story of the Day, Songs and Closing Circle with Michelle Carter-Griste
We will share and act out the story of our amazing weekend together in the OGS Kids Program and wrap up the weekend with some fun songs and movement.

5:30 pm -6:00 pm Pick Up/Sign Out

AGES 7-12
Saturday March 12:

8:30-9:15 Nature Awareness Games with Kai Peace Eagle
Come warm up through animal inspired movement and teamwork in-spired games! Be ready to run, play and laugh.

9:15-10:45 Dancing In The Garden: A Movement Arts Workshop with Aaron Birk
In this two-part workshop, students will create a dance performance and puppet show, based on an ancient myth. Working together as a group, we will explore different ways to move our body while farming and making things grow.

10:45-11:30 Snack and Freeplay outside Carmichael by moveable fire pit

11:30-12:30 Fermentation Fun with Chelsea Wakstein
A wonderful world of tiny magical creatures live all over our bodies, in the compost pile and in a crock of sauerkraut. The bacteria faeries are everywhere and in this class, children will become friends with them through fermentation experiments.

12:30 am – 2:00 pm Lunch Break with Parents

2-3:15 A Forest Gardeners Tale with Macon Foscue
Students will learn a deeper story about certain Tree and Plant Friends, and their unique gifts. We will plant a Forest Garden for food, medicine, clothing and shelter, learning all the way. Participants will leave with a special learning stone, imbued with curiosity, intention and enthusiasm to engage the growing green world!

3:15-3:30 Snack and Freeplay outside Carmichael by moveable fire pit

3:30-5 A Forest Gardeners Tale Continued with Macon Foscue
Students will learn a deeper story about certain Tree and Plant Friends, and their unique gifts. We will plant a Forest Garden for food, medicine, clothing and shelter, learning all the way. Participants will leave with a special learning stone, imbued with curiosity, intention and enthusiasm to engage the growing green world!

5-5:30 Story of the Day, Songs and Closing Circle with Lena Ruark-Eastes
Join in as we integrate the fun and learning of the day through sharing stories, dancing and singing songs.

5:30-6 Pick-up/Sign-out

Sunday, March 13:

8:30-9:15 Nature Awareness Games with Kai Peace Eagle
Come warm up through animal inspired movement and teamwork in-spired games! Be ready to run, play and laugh.

9:15-10:45 Dancing In The Garden: A Movement Arts Workshop Part 2 with Aaron Birk
In this two-part workshop, students will create a dance performance and puppet show, based on an ancient myth. Working together as a group, we will explore different ways to move our body while farming and making things grow.

10:45-11:30 Snack and Freeplay outside by moveable fire pit

11:30-12:30 Seed Saving and Magic with Mateo Ryall

12:30-2 Lunch Break with Parents

2-3:15 Storytelling with Jon Rousseau
Jon will share a couple of stories accompanied by a drum. Usually the stories are old folk tales or fairy tales that contain relevant messages and lessons for those listening. One of Jon’s aspirations with this art is to provide both an entertaining and enlightening.

3:15-3:30 Snack and Freeplay outside Carmichael by moveable fire pit

3:30-5 Gifts from the Garden (A cooking class)with Chelsea Wakstein
Every meal is a gift to our bodies and in this class we will explore how we can offer gratitude to Mother Earth with each meal. We will play with recipes using early spring vegetables, sing songs of appreciation for our food and play mindful eating games.

5-5:30 Story of the Day, Songs and Closing Circle with Lena Ruark-Eastes
Join in as we integrate the fun and learning of the day through sharing stories, dancing and singing songs.

5:30-6:00 Pick-up/Sign-out