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Parker Hosts Middle School Students from Barcelona, Spain

North Greenbush – On Sunday, March 17 Robert C. Parker School will welcome 10 sixth and seventh-graders from Barcelona for a one-week cultural interchange.  These students from St. Peter’s School http://www.stpeters.es  will attend middle school classes with their Parker peers in an immersion experience designed to enlarge world views, provide opportunities to practice language skills, …

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Students Curate an Exhibit at Troy’s Historical Society

Students look for clues about Troy’s history On December 13, 2012 Parker 2-3’s will be mounting and curating a display at the Rensselaer County Historical Society about the development and transformation of rural, suburban and urban communities.  Their study has taken them on a historic scavenger hunt in Troy, a visit to Hancock Shaker Village, …

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Developing Naturalists and Leaders in Muddy Boots Club

It takes many wonder-filled afternoons in Muddy Boots Club balancing on branches, collecting treasures and making observations in the woods to learn to care deeply about natural science and the environment.  The Muddy Boots program has been extended from Pre K into K-1 and 2-3 this year.  Students spend time on Fridays conducting nature scavenger …

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Learning in nature

Follow me as I walk with the K-1 science class out looking for frogs.  Into the woods and along the sun dappled trail through Fort Ham to the West creek.  Look!  Something hopped!  We found frogs!  We also stood still to see and hear two woodpeckers and several chickadees.  Now we head back to school …

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