Building Forts

Building Forts

Meet the world’s leading expert on why kids build forts. What he’s learned is both fascinating and inspiring. By Paula Spencer Scott Has your kid ever built a fort out of sofa cushions and blankets? Or made a secret den from branches and bushes? A snow fort? Maybe you...
Tsankawi

Tsankawi

Have you ever wondered whose hands drew the first pictures on earth?  Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if we didn’t have an alphabet?   Each year, children are mesmerized by a story called Communication in Signs, one of Maria...

Plaza Blanca and Abiquiu Lake

Photos © 2015 Marc Romanelli This slideshow requires JavaScript. Our final camping adventure of the school year took students and their families through the majestic Georgia O’Keeffe landscape in Abiquiu, New Mexico, where our very own professional photographer,...
Tremendous Tent Rocks!

Tremendous Tent Rocks!

We journeyed back in time again to the formation of Tent Rocks National Monument.  Seven million years ago, a time of very active volcanism, about 20 small volcanoes erupted repeatedly to form sedimentary rock layers.  These were then subject to erosion by wind and...
January 2014: Four Unique Adventures!

January 2014: Four Unique Adventures!

This month we have been on four very different adventures.  Our first adventure took us to The Jacobs’ 150 acre property on Glorieta Mesa.  It is a beautiful place with ruins from Spanish settlers as well as old Native American ruins that are unexcavated.  We...
Ghost Ranch: Dragon Casting and Chimney Rock!

Ghost Ranch: Dragon Casting and Chimney Rock!

Today was a perfect combination of academic stimulation and outdoor inspiration!  Alex the Paleontologist entertained and informed us in the museum after we cast our dragon skull fossils and raptor claws.  Afterward we hiked toward Chimney Rock.  It was a summer-like,...