Earth Day Everyday at NSA!

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Even though the NSA community keeps the natural world in its sights on a daily basis, we do enjoy having a bigger celebration during Earth Week each April. This year we decided to celebrate on Friday by inviting parents to help us spruce up our outdoor classroom/play space and then join us for the ever …

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Spring has Sprung at NSA!

Wild things emerge from their winter den

Spring is a busy time at NSA and this is just the beginning! The first full week of the vernal season began with one last wintery hurrah, by gifting us with a few inches of fresh, wet snow. While many adults might grumble at such an event, NSA kids were delighted and employed all their …

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Admissions Open House March 19

There was gardening, you only reap what you sow after all.

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 March 19th, from 6:00-7:30 pm prospective parents and students are invited to Natural Science …

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Audubon Day 2

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Well, I’m sitting here indoors with one of our fallen soldiers, yes, illness can strike in paradise too. While he naps peacefully on the couch (and hopefully rallying his immune system) the rest of the Otters are out in the woods learning the basics of winter survival in the outdoors. When I headed in, most …

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Otters Awesome Audubon Adventure!

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  The 4th and 5th grade Otters have arrived at Audubon Center of the Northwoods for 3 days and 2 nights of winter adventure! Our convoy arrived at ACNW about 10:30. We moved onto our dorm rooms, had lunch and hit the ground running with our orienteering class. Orienteering is a sport that uses compasses …

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Admissions Open House

You know wish you had a birch bark nature hat. (Their words, not mine.)

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 February 12th, from 6:00-7:30 pm prospective …

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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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