Old Turnpike School
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation is excited to be partnering with the Tewksbury Township School District and the Board of Education, in providing After-School programming for the 2022-23 Academic year for both OTS & TES, to be held on school grounds right after school.
Our programs will have a nature and wellness theme, enriching students on the importance of conservation, the natural beauty available in our own backyard (schoolyard), the importance of being outdoors, while embracing the community in which we live, all the while having fun! Our focus is for the children to be outdoors as much as possible while enjoying themselves and taking the skills learned and using them at home. We look forward to enriching your students.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for October - December SESSION
closes October 1st at 5pm
2022 October-December Session
last day to register October 1st!
Let's Play with Our Food
Grades 5-8, Mondays 2:35-3:35
with Farm-to-Table Nutritionist Jane Selitto
Food is so important to our well-being but who has time to make anything yummy?
Join Jane Selitto of Simple Health and Nutrition, as she takes you on an elaborate journey in the kitchen. Take one class or register for all 5.
10/17: Creating a Balanced Snack - Creating a trail mix (nut free)
10/24: Halloween fun and the bittersweet truth about sugar
Food craft: Clementine pumpkins and banana ghosts
11/14: Eating the colors of the rainbow (Keeping color on your plate at Thanksgiving) Food Craft: Vegetable kabobs on toothpicks
12/5: Creating a healthy breakfast
Food Craft: Create overnight oats that students can take home
12/12: Healthy Holiday Snack Food Craft: Holiday energy bites
Fee includes all materials.
PARENTS/Allergies - please note in the comment section when registering if your child has ANY allergies.
Class limited to 8 Students.
TUESDAYS 8 weeks
Starting October 11th - ending December 13th
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 15, 29
December 6, 13
Grades 5-8, Tuesdays 2:35-3:35
with Naturalist David Tompkins
Imagining ourselves to be a family of Grey Timber Wolves, we will take a weekly walk patrolling and getting to know our "territory" the grounds of OTS) - a hands on exploration of a range of natural history subjects; the basic geology, flora & fauna of the local landscape and wildlife, all the while discussing the basics of outdoor survival, all from the perspective of an extended wolf pack & pups!
This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting! We ask that you dress your child for the weather. We suggest layers and sneakers or boots (especially if its been raining). If the weather does not allow us to be outside, the program will be held indoors with fun activities relating to that days topic.
This class will be run by WhittemoreCCC's Naturalist David Tompkins. David has more then 20 years experience in wilderness education. At Whittemore David is our Naturalist, oversees the accuracy & educational aspect of our trails and has developed & teaches the school field trips for our local schools.
Class is limited to 10 students.
WEDNESDAYS 8 weeks
Starting October 12th - December 14th
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 16, 30
December 7, 14
The Art of Seeing!
Grades 6-8, Wednesdays 2:35-3:35
with Photographer Sandy Ross
This will not be a portrait class, nor a class in how to use your camera. It will essentially be an introductory photography class, but the emphasis will be on learning what makes a good photograph and how we might develop new ways of seeing.
Our usual approach to taking photographs is to "snap" our digital cameras (iPhones) at something we find interesting at the moment. By learning to think ahead, to look more carefully at our surroundings, and consider composition in our photographic frames, we may just grow some unexpected skills from our experimentation.
Let's have fun - discovering things about ourselves and our reaction to the physical world - in ways that may surprise us!
Note: we will be going outside no matter what the weather, please dress appropriately.
Fee includes all materials. A digital camera or iPhone is needed for this class.
The Director of WhittemoreCCC reserves the right to make adjustments in the best interest of the programs. WhittemoreCCC is a 501(c)(3), New Jersey non-profit.