Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment

 Fun and Fishing at Montclair’s Family Nature Night

February 17, 2016

Montclair students, their parents, and SOLE partners joined together for a night of fun, fishing, and families.

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Students and their families enjoyed an evening of nature themed fun with Colorado Parks & Wildlife and our fantastic participating partners: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, The Wildlife Experience, Cabela’s, History Colorado, Barr Lake State Park, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the City of Aurora Morrison Nature Center.

The evening was filled with an array of exciting, educational outdoor activities. Students shouted with delight during Backyard Bass fishing practice and gasped with excitement at the opportunity to touch a bull snake. They soared around as migratory butterflies and giggled with awe at the size of a bison skull. Bird photos graced the building- binoculars were the only way to identify them! Inside, students created their own customized t-shirts, tested their wildlife trivia skills, tried their hands at archery, and learned about Colorado’s history.

The night culminated with pizza and prizes! Many families won fantastic outdoor gear, History Colorado tickets, and even a State Parks pass. As one student exclaimed,

“This is the BEST day of my LIFE!”

We hope this was the best day for everyone involved. Thank you to all of our partners for making this evening happen. We look forward to seeing Montclair again next month!

 


“Moving Day” with Montclair SOLE Students

February 9, 2016


Montclair Elementary SOLE students “moved” around the state of Colorado and explored the migration patterns of various groups as they participated in their first SOLE in-class program for the year…presented by History Colorado.

Students explored the cultures of and migration patterns of:
Ancestral Puebloans
Hispanos
Mountain Men
Cheyenne and Arapaho
Miners

For each of these groups, students were able to explore authentic artifacts from each…one of the favorites were the artifacts from the Mountain Man era: beaver pelt, castor oil (most students proclaimed, “Ewww! It’s so stinky!”), and hawk bells.

We hope that by gaining an understanding and appreciation of the historical culture of Colorado and how it ties to our natural resources, that SOLE students can harness their own love of our land.


 

Upcoming Events

Check back for updates and photos of our upcoming events:
Wednesday, March 9th
Field Trip to the State Capitol

Tuesday, May 24th – Thursday, May 26th
Overnight Stay at Plains Conservation Center