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Pre-Kindergarten, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell

“Learning to Look, Looking to Learn"


ART by Patrick McDonnell

Shapes by Education Department interns/ Bartels Scholars Sammy  Perlmutter and Veronica Franzese​

Kindergarten,Tompkins County Public Library

“Celebrating Stories”

KDT! BOOK: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein


First Grade, Museum of the Earth 

“Discovering Earth’s Mysteries”

KDT! BOOK: Fossils by Aliki


Second Grade, Sciencenter

“Going Places”

KDT! BOOK:  Going Places  by Paul and Peter Reynolds

Third Grade, Cornell Botanic Gardens

“Wildflower Exploration”

KDT! BOOK: Wildflowers: A Peterson’s First Guide

Fourth Grade, The History Center

“Eight Square Schoolhouse: 19th Century Life”

KDT! BOOK: The Secret School by Avi

Fifth Grade, Two Sites

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

“Biodiversity Surveys”

KDT! BOOK: Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America by Roger Tory Peterson


Cayuga Nature Center


KDT! BOOK: The Climb, by Gordon Korman

  Program Information: This Year's Field Experience Link 

Kids Discover the Trail! Trumansburg is made possible through the support of the Trumansburg Education Foundation

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