Many of NSA's EdVentures are chosen by the Teaching Team according to curriculum focus, the school's environmental context for the year, student interest or other factors. We do, however have certain trips that are traditional and happen every year. One of those trips is to Afton Apple Orchard. The value of this trip in terms of seasonal, place-based learning is obvious but there are endless curricular tie-ins as well for our educators to take advantage of too! This year the K/1 Owls focused on seeds, the 2/3 Loons on pumpkin life cycles and the 4/5 Otters on energy flow in ecosystems.