Batty Take 2

Today was another Batty day at the Pet Alliance!  (formerly the SPCA) Link to additional resources here It was such a satisfying morning. Something about the location makes us so relaxed.  Perhaps it has something to do with all the trees. The location feels more secluded and removed from the hub-bub (even though it’s along a […]

Prep for butterflies

Next week we do another Batty for Boomerangs class in Sanford. It’s a smaller venue, with around 15 kids so our recycled clothespin batties will likely finish right on time. It has been a really busy week for our family, so I’m super exited that that we are ready to go…..   Our late July classes for […]

We did it – Batty style

Hi everyone, Man I have been jazzed up all day!  Today is all about putting up more Bat content.   It started with yesterday’s 9am presentation for the SPCA Orlando location. SPiCEY son had a sleepy shower and did lots of eyerubbing (little known fact – homeschooler’s SLEEP IN).   ;D While he was doing […]

Bats and boomerangs

We are just a day away from our 2nd group of pollinator presentations this season. The SPCA summer camp is an interesting venue, the kids range from 3rd – 8th grade depending on the week and they are there to learn about animals.   What a perfect place to talk about pollinators and unsung heros […]

Canning Extravaganza!!

Whew another whirlwind day! S.P.i.C.E. sponsored a Canning class at our wonderful friend Fran’s. We spent 4 hours with homeschool families and friends alike sharing Fran’s knowledge. First up ~ we learned how to use a pressure cooker making canned tomatoes. It was so inspiring to see kids from ages 9-12 all together washing, peeling […]

New class – March25!

Thanks to inspiration from my friend Cat, we will be engaging in a Canning 101 class at the end of March. We will learn the basics of; pressure cooking with stewed tomatoes, hot water bath with strawberry jam and then learn how to dehydrate snacks like strawberries So excited to share this knowledge and fantastic way […]

Bamboo flutes abound!!

Yesterday was a perfect day! Despite the initially concerning weather, we had 17 lovely folks making bamboo flutes at the Beautiful Bamboo Farm. – We started with a brief history overview. Then a couple of us at a time, learned how to cut the bamboo for our desired tone. – Mark and drill our holes […]

Your hands do the learning …

I believe that kids are innately kinesthetic learners and as such we are constantly on the look out for  unusual experiences that provide hands-on learning. We love sharing what we find …… Over this past week we went to a STEM event (science, technology, engineering & mathematics); *  We made dog toys for a local […]