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Laguna Explorers @ Home Classes July 2020 From Christine Fontaine, Director of Education ~ 707.527.9277 x 102

Sonoma County, CA. ~ Laguna Explorers @ Home is an environ- mental engagement program for 6-11 year olds, full of fun learning experiences that can be done at, around, and nearby home. Community is an important com- ponent of both learn- ing and the summer camp experience. So, Laguna Explor- ers @ Home also incorporates online meetings and circle time for direct teach- ing, discussion, play, and sharing with other children and our camp staff. Environmen- tal explorations will in- clude dynamic activities

that engage the senses, ignite curiosity, stimulate scientific inquiry, and

children to do indepen- dently, with little need of parent’s time.

supply the creative en- gagement and discov- ery adventures along with the supplies and tools to culti- vate the budding naturalist in every child. Monday pick up of materials at the Laguna Envi- ronmental Center in Santa Rosa will be necessary. How It Works: Since the commu- nity aspect will be entirely online, a good internet con- nection and digital device will be vital. Naturalist Back-

increase children’s en- vironmental literacy. Ad- ditionally,

the activities are being designed for

Laguna Explorers @ Home is like a junior nat- uralist training! Laguna Foundation educators

pack: Each Explorer will get a pack with the ma- terials needed for the week. This will include everything from custom field journals, bountiful nature craft


environmental educa- tion activity instructions, naturalist tools, game cards, and lots more. A Parent Pack will be

provided with instruc- tions, website links and supplementary materi- als.

The pack will also in- clude some “rewards” for participation that parents can give their child each day. Examples might in- clude pins & patches, magnifying lens, animal tracks bandana, etc. On- line Community: Laguna Foundation naturalists & camp counselors will en- gage the Explorers on- line with morning meet- ings, mid-day munch & play, and closing circle where projects will be shared. Environmental

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Summer GUIDE #2 JOKES & Humor # 4

A mechanic was removing a cylin- der-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well- known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiolo- gist was there waiting for the service manager to come

and take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage..

“Hey, Doc, want to take a look at this?”

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the mo- torcycle.

The mechanic straight- ened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its’ heart, take the valves out,

repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works

just like new. So how come I make $39,675 a year and you get the really big bucks

($1,695,759) when you and I are doing basically the same work?”

The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic...

“Try doing it with the engine running!”

“Flower will not grow, if the stem doesn’t allow” ~ Nayreil

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