Welcome to Harrington's Big Backyard

Walk Summary

The Harrington Big Backyard Program uses nature walks to provide hands-on learning in science and social studies, while incorporating writing, math, and art - as well as the student's own natural curiosity skills. These walks were designed specifically for Harrington by naturalist Bev Morrison.

View class walk date and times: 2017-2018 Walk Schedule

  Walk Time Curriculum
Kindergarten Fall Before Columbus Day weekend Plants and Seasonal Changes
Winter Mid-January to February before winter break
Spring Late May or early June
Grade 1 Fall Early to mid October Animals Through the Seasons
Winter Mid-January to February before winter break
Spring Late May or early June
Grade 2 Fall Before Thanksgiving Day Soil
Water, Snow, Ice
Insects and Life cylces
Winter January, February or early March
Spring
Grade 3 Fall Before Columbus Day weekend Miniature Creatures
Colonial Plants
Spring Early May
Grade 4 Winter January or February Tree Identification
Whipple Hill Field Trip
Spring June
Grade 5 Fall Before Columbus Day weekend Photosynthesis
Ecosystems
Spring Early May before Science MCAS

All walks take place in the schoolyard unless otherwise noted.