Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Year = New Opportunities!

Greetings on the new school year and let's celebrate by building an even stronger community of stewards and scientists!

*Kid-to-Teen Ecomentors is now a club!  Stay tuned for the application.  Email MsLevy    stating your interest.
Include your childs' name, 2012-2013 grade and  teacher, your name and afternoon (3-5pm) phone number.   We have space for 50 participants.
Probable dates for the fall are  Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15 and Dec18  Teen Center 3-5pm
BHS students wishing to join the Ecomentors Club should meet MsLevy in Rm 127 at 2:30 on Wednesday, Sept 5.  JBMS students are welcome to join us if you can get transportation!

*Keep an eye on the Wednesday Springfield Republican ... the Ecomentors program and the Belchertown Biodiversity Toyota grant will be in a feature article sometime before the end of September!

*Ms.Levy needs some volunteers to help out on the Belchertown Senior Center Nature Walks on Weds Sept 19 and Oct 24  2:30-4pm   email

*See MsLevy to help put together promotional materials for the Belchertown Fair... let's use the opportunity to raise the profile of the beautiful Lake Wallace area and get folks interested in the Sept 29 cleanup (see below)

*The 3rd Annual Cleanup at Lake Wallace is happening on Saturday, Sept 29  10-1.  Join us in partnering once again with the Connecticut River Watershed Council in the Source-to-Sea cleanup.  Get ready to get wet and get dirty for the river.   Details will follow.

*Volunteers are needed for chaperoning field trips to Lake Wallace and generally helping teachers get students out into the schoolyard to do engaging Science activities.   Sign up to be a volunteer through your schools' Main Office and let MsLevy know if you're willing to help support hands-on Science in and out of the classroom!

*Go for a walk around Lake Wallace and let us know what you see ... email MsLevy at (yep, you guessed it!)