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January 2017

NCI Arrives in California

Nature’s Classroom Institute - Angelus Oaks is in the San Bernardino Mountains just above the South Fork Santa Ana River. NCI - Angelus Oaks offers mountainous hiking trails, alpine forests, river exploration and full access to the spectacular Jenks Lake. NCI - Angelus Oaks has fully winterized cabins, large dining room and break out spots set with in the backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Escape the valley and experience a true environmental program where students have the opportunity to explore this spectacular environment. A true mountain experience!

Nature’s Classroom Institute - Angelus Oaks is conveniently located just two hours from Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County and 90 minutes from Palm Springs. You will feel a million miles away at NCI, but we're close enough for an easy getaway for your school. Contact Mirko Sever, Director of Outreach CA at 310.892.9468 for additional information and scheduling your class trip.

Chickening Out

An examination of the inside of an unfertilized egg provides a wealth of information. The yolk is a food source for the chick. The chick develops from the germinal spot, which may be visible in the yolk. The albumen provides nutrients to the embryo.
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Building with Straws

This STEM challenge integrates geometry and engineering concepts. Kids need to merge lines (straws) into triangles, and then after making triangles connect them to create a globe, all without being told how to do it! Your students have to use problem solving skills as well as spatial reasoning to solve challenges.

'Digital Heroin' and
Our Kids

Recent brain imaging research is showing that [electronics] affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex.

AMS 2017
Annual Conference

Attend the American Montessori Society's Annual Conference in March to join in conversations about how the Montessori method bridges public and private schools, to an invigorated global Montessori community that upholds Maria Montessori’s mission of peace in challenging times.

Bumblebee on U.S. Endangered
Species List

Effective mid-February, an Endangered Species listing is the best—and probably last—hope for the recovery of the rusty patched bumble bee. Bumble bees are dying off, vanishing from our farms, gardens, and parks, where they were once found in great numbers.

NCI - Wimberely TX

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Nature's Classroom Institute in Wimberley is just outside of Austin and a convenient destination from most of Texas' major cities.

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