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.

 

2017/18 Science Trek Schedule

 
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FOSSIL FIND AT BERNHEIM FOREST

 

Objective: find fossils, minerals and rocks for collections as well as explore a typical Kentucky creek. Make sure to wear old clothes and shoes! Bring a garden spade and small bucket for collecting specimens. Please print and fill out the sign up form below and return to Mr. Webb.

Date: September 10, 2017

Time: 2:30-4:30pm

Cost: $5.00/per car

Directions: Please click here for directions to the creek

SPEED ART MUSEUM

THE SCIENCE & ART OF ANIMATION
Best of Annecy Animation Film Festival
The Chinese Zodiac

Date: September 17, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Cost: Free

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Belle of Louisville

Date: October 8, 2017

Time: 12:30-3:00pm

Cost: $20/per person

HAYRIDEs at Crutcher Farm

 

Walter, Kay and Tess Crutcher will be having Walden over for hotdogs, marshmallows and a hayride. Mr. Webb will be providing the science as Walden looks skyward with the help of the Louisville Astronomical Society.

Date: October 28, 2017  / Rain Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Cost: Free

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IROQUOIS PARK- Louisville OverloOK & Jacob's Lodge

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 2:30-4:30pm

Cost: Free

Rauch Planetarium

Date: December 8, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $8/per person

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BIRTHPLACE

Date: February 11, 2018

Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Cost: Free

LOST RIVER CAVE

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $15/per person

LOUISVILLE NATURE CENTER

Date: April 22, 2018

Time: 2:30-4:00pm

Cost: Free