News from the CASC, a part of the enrichment programs funded entirely by your Zervas PTO. Zervas students have been thoroughly engaged by the presentations so far this year:
- 5th graders were visited by a Peregrine Falcon and several types of owls. What a great chance to see these shy birds up close, brought in by Wingmasters’ Jim Parks, a wildlife rehabilitator.
- 4th graders studied plate tectonics with Brandeis Professor and former Zervas parent, Dan Perlman.
- 3rd Graders met author/ illustrator Brian Lies, whose books include Bats at the Library, Bats at the Beach, & Bats at the Ball Game among other favorites.
- Recently, the 2nd Graders were treated to a tour of their local night sky by presenter Mike Francis who transported his 20′ diameter inflatable space dome into our Zervas gym.
- This past week, the 1st Graders were marine biologists for a morning, “our one rule: touch EVERYTHING” – live deep sea animals as well as rare whale and shark bones, vertebrae, and teeth, and other unusual shells were available for hands-on learning to the kids’ delight.
Coming up: March 29th, Joe & Vida Galeota from Ghana, Africa, take our 2nd Graders through a ‘Day in Ghana’. In April, American Folk Musician Jeff Davis will visit 4th graders who will join him on a journey across the US following the story and roots of American folk music and also in April, the 5th graders will take part in a hands-on workshop of simple machines with Henry Massar.
If you have any questions regarding the Zervas Creative Arts and Sciences Committee, please contact Liz Beckett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Graham at email@example.com. See next week’s report for details on CASC programs coming up the rest of the year.