Category Archives: Ecology

Learning from the Master

By Leslie Barr This was my first Masterclass and I was thrilled that Westtown School supported my learning about conservation as it applies to my work as a biology teacher.   The class was titled “Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation.” I … Continue reading

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Award-winning Environmentalist and Triciclos founder visits Religion Class

Westtown faculty strive to bring the world to our students just as much as we work to send our students out into the world. Kevin Eppler shared this report about a recent visitor to his Business and Society Class. This … Continue reading

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Realizing our Vision: Educating to our Mission

Westtown School graduated its first cohort of students who successfully completed our Deep Dive Certificate Program.  Starting six years ago I clerked two different committees over four years and worked with a number of other wonderfully creative and committed teachers … Continue reading

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Elementary Digital Magic

What happens when you invite film maker Rich Hoffman to help Primary Circle and First Grade students make stop animation films? You get a kind of magic tailor-made for our youngest learners for whom the world is a wondrous place for … Continue reading

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Where Did Your Salad Come From?

Lower School students harvested the lettuce served to their schoolmates in Middle and Upper School. As a part of their Forest to Farm program first grade students went to the mini farm and harvested greens and radishes. These were on … Continue reading

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School Visits — Easy Magic Happens

Yesterday I joined three colleagues on a visit to The Lawrenceville School. I was joined by Beth Pellegrino, Westtown’s Director of Food Services, Tim Mountz, our Farm Manager, and Sustainable Food Educator, and Wade Tomlinson, our Director of Sustainability. We … Continue reading

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