K-6 students invited to environmental Discovery Day Nov. 6

Oct. 26, 2010

The Luther College Environmental Education class will host Discovery Day Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon on the Luther campus. 

The Discovery Day event is open to all students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Students taking part in Discovery Day will participate in environmentally focused education activities, including learning about animal adaptation, tracking, nature's music, creative recycled art and local food investigations.

"Discovery Day engages students in the outdoors and allows a unique mentorship between college students and young people," said Emily Neal, Luther director of environmental outreach. 

Preregistration is required.  There is a $3 registration fee, and all materials and snacks will be provided for participants.

To register a student, contact Neal at nealem01@luther.edu or (563)-387-2138.

The event is hosted by the Luther College Environmental Education class, which blends learning about the science of the environment with educational research concerning how to teach the environment to young people.

The course stresses the need for more opportunities for today's youth to learn about place and the natural world by making community connections and providing outside learning opportunities."Discovery Day is a great opportunity to blend community and education through a fun and educational outdoor experience," said Neal.