We held our first SciNArt Event on a cold but sunny morning on Saturday, March 2.
We shook tambourines, banged on drums, sang songs and marched around the park, all the while, admiring the daffodil shoots reaching towards the sun. We remembered planting the bulbs on a cold, fall day – digging into the rocky soil and hoping for their survival!
Big thanks to Ernesto Valencia for his dramatic telling of The Carrot Seed!
Next in the series – FLOWERS! – first Saturday in May – May 4!
SciNArt in the Park Presents
Join us at Gertrude Howes Playground (70 Moreland Street, Roxbury) on Saturday, March 2 at 10am for a morning filled with seeds and music as we prepare for Spring!
- Seed demonstrations and materials to grow your own pea shoots and radish sprouts.
- Reading of children’s books One Bean and The Carrot Seed from local storyteller, Ernesto Valencia.
- Learn how to collect seeds this growing season so you can exchange seeds next March!
- Join us in song as we wake up the earth to get ready for planting seeds this spring. Bring your small drums, tambourines, maracas, and your enthusiasm!
SEEDS! is the launch event in a new SciNArt (Science, Nature, Art) Series developed in partnership with the Historic Moreland Street Neighborhood Association, The Food Project, Boston Parks, and other local organizations.
Save the date for the other events in the series: First Saturdays at 10am: May 4 – Flowers; July 6 – Water; September 7 – Trees; November 2 – Food.
Wow – smashing success!! Over 50 people the first day and over 20 the second, all in the middle of record-breaking heat and thunderstorms!
Book donations are coming from neighbors, friends, local heroes, and libraries!
Special thanks to all of the neighbors who have started donating books in anticipation of the swap.
Check out the growing list here: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/marylchurchill/
Thanks also to local friends and folks on Twitter (@evolvingcritic, @dereklumpkins, @FOPHBL). Anulfo Baez, Derek Lumpkins (Discover Roxbury), and the Friends of the Parker Hill Library.
Make sure to spread the word so people come and take books away!
Children’s books, Fantasy/Scifi books, Political Science Books, Board Books, Chapter Books, Hundreds of books for summer reading. School’s out, summer book giveaway.
Reverse Summer Slide at Howes Playground
School’s Out Summer Book Swap/Giveaway
Bring books and/or take books to swap/giveaway.
You can find a partial list of books here.
Friday, June 22 10-11am and Saturday, June 23 10-11am.
What is summer slide?
- Summer learning is a critical component of the education process.
- Summer learning loss is highest among high-need students.
- Children who do not read over the summer may lose up to three months of reading progress.
- The Summer Slide during K-8 accounts for 66% of the academic achievement gap between low-income and higher-income ninth grade students.
- Summer learning loss is directly linked to whether students graduate high school and attend college.
The park has been under construction since September. The neighborhood is excited! New stone walls are being built and they’re gorgeous. We will be posting photos soon.