Full Circle Celebration of Kids Discover the Trail! on May 12th
All community members are invited to join with Ithaca students and their families to visit the eight Discovery Trail sites on Saturday, May 12, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., for the “Full Circle Celebration” of Kids Discover the Trail! (KDT!).
Because this year’s Ithaca City School District's fifth graders are the first group of students to have completed the full circle of all eight Discovery Trail-based learning experiences during their elementary school years, this open house style event has been planned to celebrate the “full circle”. Learn more about what each site is doing that day here.
At Cornell Plantations, visitors can learn more about wild ginger at the Nevin Welcome Center and take one home to plant. Learn more here.
A third grade class learning about spring wildflowers in Plantations' Mundy Wildflower Garden.
KDT! is the collaboration of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), Ithaca City School District (ICSD) and the Discovery Trail that connects all ICSD elementary students and teachers with the resources of the trail organizations each year for a program designed to complement their grade level curriculum.
Discovery Trail sites include the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell, the Tompkins County Public Library, the Museum of the Earth, the Sciencenter, Cornell Plantations, The History Center’s Eight Square Schoolhouse, Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the Cayuga Nature Center.
Program themes include animals in art, dinosaur science, clean energy, 19th century life, and local bird habitats.