EXPLORE THE NATURAL WORLD

Science treks are designed for all students at Walden (K-12) and their families and friends. The purpose is to expose participants to the world of science around them. Most of the time the adventure correlates to what is going on in Mr. Gary Webb's science class. The seminal work of Henry David Thoreau from which our school derives its name –Walden–promotes a reverent appreciation for nature and the wholesome benefits of simply taking a walk in the woods. We believe the Walden Science Treks pay homage to our ideals of celebrating transcendental philosophy and curiosity in discovering new things about the fascinating natural world.

 
 
  GARY WEBB   SCIENCE TREK FACULTY SPONSOR   gwebb@walden-school.org

GARY WEBB
SCIENCE TREK FACULTY SPONSOR
gwebb@walden-school.org

 

MEET the Expedition Leader

Mr. Gary Webb is the faculty sponsor and leader of the Walden Science Treks. A longtime educator and scholar, Mr. Webb is thrilled to share his knowledge about scientific phenomena and strives to work with families and students in making Walden more environmentally-conscious and aware of natural preservation. If you have any questions about Science Treks, please feel free to email Mr. Webb.

 

2018/19 Science Trek Schedule

 
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The science & art of stones

SCIENCE OBJECTIVES
To provide a fun family experience that encourages cardiovascular health.
To explore science in the world around us.
To be a part of nature whenever possible.
To include art in the adventure.

Date: August 26, 2018

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Cost: $5.00/per car

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The science of animation

Film viewing of The Puppet Master: The Animated Films of Jiří Trnka followed by an animation activity with Mr. Webb.

Date: September 2, 2018

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Speed Art Museum

Cost: Free


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Kentucky Railroad museum

Date: September 16, 2018

Time: 1:15pm

Location: Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven

Cost: $20/per participant (billed to your FACTS account)

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bullitt lecture in Astronomy “Mysteries of Dark Matter & Energy”

Date: Thursday, October 4

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Rauch Planetarium on UofL campus

Cost: FREE!

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canoe TRIP ON THE BLUE RIVER

Date: October 7, 2018

Time: 1:30-5:30pm

Location: Cave Country Canoe, 112 W. Main Milltown, Indiana

Cost: $20/per canoer

HAYRIDE at sunny acres farm

Contact farm owner, Sammy McNay: 502-643-6584

Date: November 10, 2018

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Directions: Sunny Acres Farm - 6516 Echo Trail

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"Journey to Space" movie at the Kentucky science center

Date: December 7, 2018

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Kentucky Science Center (downtown)

Cost: $8 per/participant

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speed museum

Date: February 24, 2019

Time: TBD

Cost: TBD

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mammoth cave

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: TBD

Cost: TBD

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Bernheim forest

Date: April 28, 2019

Time: TBD

Cost: $5/per car