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Extension Courses – 2018

Please check back frequently as new extension classes will be added over the summer.

Extension Classes are mini-courses designed to appeal to a variety of students, including both adults and children. Many are taught by current, or former, CSS teachers and provide an opportunity to sample the full three-week courses offered in CSS’s summer sessions designed for children ages 7 to 16. Others are unique and reflect current, topical subjects. Like the course featuring edible wild plants found around Woods Hole, these classes draw upon the natural environment while enlisting the school’s professional resources. Comprised of either single sessions, or multiple day classes, they feature informative lectures, walking tours, boat trips, workshops, and book talks by celebrated authors.  Usually held in the late afternoon after regular school hours have concluded, some classes are free; others require a nominal fee between $5.00 and $20.00. Depending on the curriculum, occasionally special courses will require an additional fee for materials. For further information on enrollment, availability, or course fees, just swing by the front desk at school.

 

SESSION A:

  1. CSS Extension Class Workshop: Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life…”

With Speaker Larry Dapsis, Entomologist – Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Thursday, July 5th 4:00 pm, at the School

Workshop Description: Lyme Disease is a very common and sometimes serious infectious disease in Massachusetts. The tick that transmits Lyme, the deer tick, is now known to transmit other serious illnesses as well. This workshop will review the lifecycle and ecology of the deer tick and offer a Three Point Protection plan-protect yourself, protect your yard, protect your pet.

Limit: ~30 attendees. Registration: not needed, but attendee estimate helpful. Fee: free

Location: at the School

 

  1. HERPETOLOGY-**NEW THIS SUMMER 2018** A one week long mini-course with Ben Jaffe.

Monday July 9th through Friday July 13th; 3:30-5pm each day

Study the reptiles and amphibians of the Woods Hole environs. Learn how “herps” are different from other animals, where they live and how to identify them. Study their unique life cycles.

Limit: 15 students–limited to ages 11-12. Advance registration Front Desk. Fee: $80 for the week. Location: at the School

 

  1. FISHING with Aaron Sloboda – an annual treat! – will be offered on multiple dates during Session A

Thursday July 5th 10am and/or Thursday July 19th 10 am Limit: 12 participants. Register in advance at the Front Desk

Fee:$10

Location: Meet at the School at 10am to walk down to the dock

 

  1. ISLAND TOUR with Aaron Sloboda, Thursday, July 19th ,4pm (meet 3:30pm at school) Ocean jaunt through the Elizabeth Islands!

Limit 12 participants. Register in advance at the Front Desk

Fee: $10 Location: Meet at the School at 3:30pm to walk down to the Dock

 

  1. FISH PRINTING with Alan Steinbach, Thursday, July 19th,4:30pm-5:45pm

Make a washable fabric print of a (recently deceased) local fish. Come wearing a smock or old clothing and bring a T-shirt and/or some plain cotton fabric for painting. This is a great activity for different ages working together.

Paints, instruction, advice, and of course, fish supplied.

Limit 12 participants. Register: Sign up at front desk, please pre-register

Fee: $7/person, $15/family to cover the cost of material Location: In the School yard.

 

SESSION B:

  1. BIKE REPAIR with Josh Olins, Wednesday, July 25th 4pm

Back by popular demand! Come learn from CSS parent and local summertime bike repair expert Josh Olins. Learn how to repair your own bike or ask for an expert opinion. Bring your bike, tools will be supplied (although feel free to bring any tools or supplies you may have).

Limit: all are welcome! Registration: register at the Front Desk, or come on over that day!

Fee: free!

Location: in the School yard

 

  1. FISHING TRIP – with Aaron Sloboda, will be offered on multiple dates during Session B

Thursday July 26th 10am and/or Tuesday August 7th. An annual treat – fishing in the waters of Woods Hole Limit: 12 participants.

Registration: in advance at the Front Desk

Fee: $10 Location: Meet at the School at 10am to walk down to the dock

 

  1.   FISH DISSECTION PARTICIPATORY DEMONSTRATION

With Alan Steinbach, Friday, July 27th, 4:00pm-5:15pm at the School

Curious about the inner anatomy of critters like squid, small sharks, and bony fish? You can watch this demonstration with opportunities for some hands-on participation only if you wish. An objective is to help those at the “yuck!” stage of anatomy appreciation move into a more constructive appreciation of inner beauty.

Limit: 15 participants. Registration: in advance at the Front Desk

Fee: $5/person, $10/family

Location: in the Schoolyard

 

  1.    ISLAND TOUR

with Aaron Sloboda, Thursday, August 2nd, 4pm (meet 3:30pm at school) Ocean jaunt through the Elizabeth Islands!

Limit 12 participants. Register in advance at the Front Desk

Fee: $10 Location: Meet at the School at 3:30pm to walk down to the Dock

 

  1.   BIOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATION

With Jenny Junker, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, August 1,2,3. 3:30-5:30pm, at the School Here again, a perennial favorite CSS Extension Class. Students will join Jenny for 3 classes and learn to draw from nature, using materials collected locally (mostly).

Limit: 12 participants, Ages14+.

Registration: in advance at the Front Desk Fees $35/student; all materials will be supplied

Location: at the School