• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.

    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
  • Woodland Ecology

    The Nature Hike lesson has been revamped to provide a more engaging experience!!!

    The Woodland Ecology lesson introduces the topic of forestry to students. It also shows the interconnectedness of the watershed, specifically the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In this lesson you and your group will stop at multiple stations to reinforce and learn new environmental concepts. This lesson is designed to suit student and educator preferences; feel free to explore additional topics of student interest and topics that have ties to classroom studies. It is common that students want to spend more time on certain stations over others, especially depending on the season.

    The walk along the trail is made up of a selection of special activities and stations.  The emphasis is on reawaking individual senses, learning science concepts, and sharpening perceptions.  The one hour and fifteen minute walk requires doing and sharing by the participants.  Teachers assigned to this activity for the day should expect to walk a total of 4 miles. 


    Woodland Ecology Station Booklets are found below:

     Orme Woodland Ecology Stations Booklet                                          Villages Woodland Ecology Stations Booklet