Admissions Open House

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Where is your child’s learning adventure headed?   A new school, such a big decision! Whether you are checking out kindergarten to begin your young adventurer’s learning journey or are looking to change course for a first to fifth grader, the Natural Science Academy team would love meet you. On Thursday January 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm prospective parents …

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“You’re taking kindergarteners rock-climbing?”

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That was the response from an acquaintance when I told him that we were planning on taking the whole school, kindergarteners and all, on an climbing adventure to Vertical Endeavors indoor climbing facility in St. Paul. “Isn’t that pretty risky?” he asked. The answer to that question is “Yes and no.”  Indoor climbing while strapped into a climbing …

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Admissions Open House

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Where is your child’s learning adventure headed? A new school, such a big decision! Whether you are checking out kindergarten to begin your young adventurer’s learning journey or are looking to change course for a first to fifth grader, the Natural Science Academy team would love meet you. On Thursday December 4th from 6:00-7:30 pm prospective parents and …

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“Let the Wild Rumpus Start!”

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Some of you may remember these words proclaimed by Max, the “King of the Wild Things” in Maurice Sendak’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are. Max’s words always ring in my head at the beginning of the new school year at Natural Science Academy. For many people, the word “wild” has a rather negative connotation when …

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Cool Summer at NSA

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What a cool summer! I mean that both literally and figuratively. I’m sure Garden Club kids would agree. It’s been so pleasant to work in NSA’s gardens on the relatively cool, sunny days we’ve had this summer we’ve hardly had to squirt each other with water at all! (This does not mean that squirting has …

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Springing into Summer at NSA

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For schools, spring is the busiest season and NSA is no exception. So now that testing season is behind us, the garden is in, the graduation ceremonies are over and school is out for the summer, I can get caught up on this photo blog that I’m supposed to be on top of. Lots has …

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Red Vests “Spring” into Outdoor Adventure!

Riding some serious chop on the Mississippi.

We love being outside in all weather here at NSA but even our intrepid explorers were becoming weary of slogging through the deep white stuff, each of us dressed in enough layers to clothe 6 people. So spring’s warmer temperatures and snow-free landscape was a welcome change after a robust winter. In April NSA kids …

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Annual Audubon Adventure!

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The 4th and 5th grade Otters are back at their “Junior/Senior” trip to Audubon Center of the Northwoods! Is it too cold to do all the fun things we had planned outside? Heck no! Have a look at the hardy souls outside (and inside) soaking up the winter adventure. Here’s some shots of our first …

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Marvelous Math! The journey to becoming “numerate”.

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I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, just the thought of math sent me into a panic. I know now that it wasn’t the fault of mathematics that I had such a negative reaction, it was the way I was taught. Back then, rushing children and not giving them the chance …

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Admissions Open House Thursday January 16, 6-7:30

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Where is your child’s learning adventure headed? A new school, such a big decision! Whether you are checking out kindergarten to begin your young adventurer’s learning journey or are looking to change course for a first to fifth grader, the Natural Science Academy team would love meet you. On Thursday January 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm prospective parents …

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