"Generation 6" models and researching how the new models stack up against last
years test trail times. Examining speed and velocity is a lot of fun and excitement in this lesson. Done on line, of course!
Other "Mobile Science Workshop" themes cover ecology, biology, topography, history, and art. Students experience firsthand the unique natural beauty of our area. The flora and fauna discovery trips are enlightening and fun. We explore estuaries, a lagoon, a barrier island, and the Atlantic Ocean on our ecology and biology sojourners. Of course, we would not leave out the opportunities to search for Right whales caving and turtles nesting in our wonderful area in these
workshops. During our topography trip we traverse a barrier island from shore
to lagoon. Hiking the trail is a physical and sightseeing experience. We also
reflect back on the early explorers who explored these same dunes and maritime
forests in our history workshop. The Native American population is also well
chronicled in our area and in our history theme. We go off to explore a shell
midden and the site of a Timucuan village both located locally. Finally, there are abundant art galleries and exhibits in our area that are missed by so many students. Our students become enriched and inspired by visiting these venues. Best of all, parents are invited and encouraged to come along and learn (not to mention, have fun).
A special element of our "Mobile Science Workshops" is our 3 day 2 night camp outs at regional sites. Paynes Parrie, outside of Gainesville, is home base to one of our favorite camp outs.Devils Millhopper, Kanapaha Gardens, and the Florida Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Florida are highlights of this excursion. If you enjoy camping and the outdoors, you will want to accompany your child on these trips.
So come on, join the fun and learning with New Wave OLC. More then a school -A liberating education experience!
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