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about 19 hours ago, Samantha Simons
Newspaper
We were thrilled to welcome the 3rd graders from Kolb Elementary to Hartley OEC for an enriching Place-Based/Project-Based learning experience! During their visit, students learned about the world of Michigan lumberjacks and trees. They honed their logging skills and even crafted their very own log end mark! It was a day filled with hands-on learning and memorable experiences. Stay tuned for more adventures at Hartley OEC! #SISD #HartleyOEC
1 day ago, Eric Rutherford
3 students with wood burners
wood end with logo on it
students with log end paperwork and woodburners
With fresh snow, we get to spot some incredible tracks. These bird tracks were spotted on the back balcony. #Hartley #SISD
1 day ago, Samantha Simons
Snow Tracks
Snowy
Naturalist Paul Roose caught and banded a wild Grey Slate Junco as part of a program for the Peace students. After they got a chance to pet it, one lucky student got to release it off the balcony. #HartleyOEC #SISD
6 days ago, Samantha Simons
Boy petting bird
group of kids
Group of kids
Man and girl
#ThrowbackThursday (circa 1993) to when Saginaw ISD's Executive Director of Finance, Dave Smith, visited the one-room schoolhouse at Murphy Farms for a field trip!
14 days ago, Coty Kuschinsky
murphy farm
The Kolb 5th graders met Hartley's French Voyageur during their PBL (Place/Project Based Learning) monthly trip. They learned about the fur trade, ate pea soup, and journaled about their experience. #HartleyOEC #SISD #LivingHistory
26 days ago, Samantha Simons
Pea Soup
Teacher
Student
Journaling
The staff at Hartley always cherishes reading 'thank you' notes from our visitors! This fall, we were delighted to host students from Weiss Elementary. It was a wonderful experience for our team, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming even more guests next year! #HartleyOEC
about 1 month ago, Samantha Simons
Letter
Letter
Letter
While preparing for the winter storm, Health Officer Sam Simons stumbled upon animal tracks. The first was approximately the size of a silver dollar, and the second was slightly larger. Can you help identify these tracks? #HartleyOEC #SISD
about 1 month ago, Coty Kuschinsky
animal tracks
Animal tracks
animal tracks
While preparing for the winter storm, Health Officer Sam Simons stumbled upon animal tracks. The first was approximately the size of a silver dollar, and the second was slightly larger. Can you help identify these tracks? #HartleyOEC #SISD
about 1 month ago, Samantha Simons
Track
Tracks
Deer
We’re excited to welcome students back to Hartley OEC next week! During our break, Hartley staff took the opportunity to get out on the trails to tackle some general maintenance! #HartleyOEC #SaginawISD
about 1 month ago, Eric Rutherford
winter trail by the coal mine
winter view of trail signs
Welcoming 2024 with open arms at Hartley Outdoor Education Center! May this year bring new adventures and endless learning under the stars. Happy New Year! 🌟 #HartleyOEC
about 2 months ago, Coty Kuschinsky
Hartley
Hartley OEC’s volunteer day last Saturday was truly amazing! A heartfelt thank you to all of the incredible volunteers who joined us. For our first project, we started constructing a brand-new boardwalk to Beaver Creek. #HartleyOEC #OurStory
2 months ago, Eric Rutherford
volunteers working on boardwalk
far away photo of boardwalk
new boardwalk
Join us Sat. Dec. 16th from 9 to 2:00 for a day of community spirit and outdoor upkeep. It’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to come together and ensure Hartley is looking its absolute best for our students and community. Register at https://forms.gle/LKckYy2qdyKkKhuc9.
2 months ago, Samantha Simons
Flier
It's Holiday Cookie time with the students of Arrowwood. The kids were so excited to decorate and eat their dessert today! #HartleyOEC #SISD
3 months ago, Samantha Simons
Group
Wave
Group
Cookies
Recently, the Village of St. Charles hosted their Old Fashioned Christmas weekend. As part of the celebration, the St. Charles Elementary 5th grade class donated a tree to be raffled, and their theme was… Hartley Outdoor Education Center! #HartleyOEC #OurStory
3 months ago, Eric Rutherford
hartley tree
This week, Hartley OEC Program Director Eric Rutherford received a pleasant Facebook reminder of the time his son, Finley, experienced the 3-day, 2-night residential program at Hartley OEC. We couldn’t resist sharing a #ThrowbackThursday photo from Eric’s own time at Hartley. How cool is it that both father and son have made memories at Hartley? #HartleyLegacy #SISD #HartleyOEC
3 months ago, Eric Rutherford
black & white photo of students in a group
student in front of Christmas tree with bag
Join us for an opportunity to come together and ensure Hartley is looking its best for our students and community during our Annual Volunteer Day on Dec. 16th from 9 to 2. Sign up at https://forms.gle/P6bPurQBFU2HVsJz6 #SISD #HartleyOEC
3 months ago, Samantha Simons
Flier
GENTLE REMINDER: Today is #GivingTuesday; if you are still looking for an amazing organization to give to, please consider the Hartley Foundation. All donations go towards students, programs, and improvements at Hartley OEC. Donate here: qrco.de/HartleyDonate Thank you to all of those who have already given! Below are some testimonials that we just can't get enough of! • "Hartley continues to be the best experience for our sixth graders. The staff, naturalists, facilities/grounds, and overall content are exceptional. There is not a single thing that I could give a negative comment about. Everyone is very accommodating and does their best to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time at Hartley. It's our favorite three days of the year!" • "It is a great bonding and educational experience for our students." • "Our students loved it, as always. We commented afterwards about how we didn't hear a single negative comment from a single student or parent."
3 months ago, Eric Rutherford
2 students at Hartley by pond
#GivingTuesday is here! Help Hartley OEC enrich students' lives through outdoor education. Your support today shapes tomorrow's nature explorers. 🌲 Donate here: qrco.de/HartleyDonate
3 months ago, Coty Kuschinsky
giving tuesday
🌲 Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! 🌲 By giving the gift of outdoor education, your contribution directly supports programs that deepen students' connection with nature. Every donation, big or small, makes a meaningful impact! 🌲 Donate now: qrco.de/HartleyDonate
3 months ago, Coty Kuschinsky
giving tuesday