*For Grade 6-8: Tuesday, 1/24 @10:00 - 11:30am
*For Grade 3-5: Tuesday, 1/24 @12:30 - 2:00pm
*For pre-K - Grade 2: Wednesday, 1/25 @9:30 - 11:00am
ECEF is hosting a "Raptor Fair" in both North Cliff School and Upper School! The team of Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is bringing in “Tilly” the Eastern Screech Owl and "Jones" the Red Tailed Hawk, as well as fun educational activities, and interesting raptor models!
Explore the world of raptors through hands-on activities such as Raptor Repast where students can “prepare food” (weighted toy mice) for the raptors and learn why it is so important they receive the correct amount of food. Then they can test their strength against the birds of prey by using a dynamometer (grip tester), can they match up to the PSI of a hawk, eagle, or even a great horned owl? Students will see first hand how the hawks and owls use their talons to perch and hear how owls wings flap quieter than other bird wings. Then they can stop by the microscope station to see how feathers “zip” together so perfectly. Participants will meet live raptors, see up close the adaptations that help them to survive in the wild, and learn how Flat Rock Brook cares for our non-releasable resident raptors.
"Jones" the Red Tailed Hawk
Alex hates physics! Playing with friends and toys is much more fun! However, over the course of the day, Alex quickly discovers that physics is all around us! Our students will join Alex on an adventure and explore their world of physics, from simple motion to various forces such as pushes, pulls and gravity. By the end of our play-filled journey, the students will see how physics applies to their daily lives, and that experiencing physics can be as simple as a walk in the park. Students will discover, much like Alex does, that physics not only fun, it's Fundamental!
Through the assembly, students will be able to:
This will explore the positive and negatives of static electricity, the sub-zero temperatures of liquid nitrogen, the states of matter, and the immense pressure of air. The assembly includes over a dozen of chilling and thrilling experiments.
Through the assembly, the students will be able to :
The ECEF/ Englewood Cliffs Education Foundation can offer programs like this thanks to generous contributions from members of our community, like you.