Plant a Smile at Pelion Outdoor Classroom!
We learn about pollinators every growing season. We are excited to announce that in Fall 2017, we will start an Apiary Club for grades 9-12. Each Spring, Mrs. Switalski's class conducts an exercise where they are broken into hives and scout the garden for sources of nectar. In 2016, Pelion worked with the Buffalo Audubon Society to survey pollinator populations over 18months. Students in Ms. Hyla's 9th grade Living Environment class participated. Mrs. Reiss's homeroom science class also monitored pollinators. We will share the link soon where you can compare our pollinator population with other local schools. If you'd like to contribute toward lessons and/or increasing our pollinator outreach please connect. You can offer your time, materials, tools, plants or funds.
3June, 2023 Junior, Madoka Aldstadt chose this workshop as her CAS Project. She demonstrated 2 delicious refrigerator recipes featuring a low sugar option. June 17, 2019 Graduating senior, Anna, chose to conduct the Strawberry Moon Jam cooking demonstration for her CAS Project. Anna created some unique rubber stamps so kids could make art and she also designed the labels for the jars. We made 2 flavors of jam--"Strawberry Moon" and "Dark Magic." Our 2017 Strawberry Social happened to fall on the same night as the June FULL MOON so we absolutely had to capture the magic in our little jars. We used a freezer jam recipe so the strawberries did not have to be cooked and lose any of their nutrients. The special pectin/gel we used also meant we needed less sugar for the setting up. Pelion Moon Jam has the following ingredients: STRAWBERRIES, honey, lemon, calcium, water, and pectin--that's it. Thanks to all the berry smooshers, it came out very smooth 🙂