2017 Spring Partnerships
West Buffalo Charter School has several exciting community partnerships planned for spring of 2017!
Buffalo Museum of Science
In June, 1st and 2nd graders will explore the Buffalo Museum of Science. Exhibits align with grade level curricula.
This field trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science is made possible due to the generosity of the Rich Family Foundation.
See the photos here!
New York State Parks
Every WBCS student will visit a New York State Park this school year thanks to a transportation grant! Grades K-2 are going to Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, while grades 3-5 are going to Evangola State Park.
The Connect Kids Transportation Reimbursement Grants Program is a bus transportation grant program connecting New York public school children with nature and New York State history by providing reimbursement grants to public schools for visits to a New York State park, nature center, or historic site (Parks), or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center for a special guided educational program or self-guided field trip at Parks properties.
Keep up with photos from the trips here!
Arts Partners for Learning
Students in 2nd grade will participate in workshops with the Roycroft Campus and the Buffalo Audubon Society, facilitated by Arts Partners for Learning. With the Roycroft, students will learn about bookmaking in the Arts & Crafts tradition. Later in the spring, students will read “The Grandpa Tree,” and then visit the Buffalo Audubon Society in search of the real Tree. Using their experience at the Audubon and their new knowledge of the life cycle of a tree, students will create collages of natural materials.
This program aligns with New York State Arts, ELA, and Social Studies standards.
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The historic Roycroft Campus inspires individuals to experience the creativity, ideals, and future of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The Roycroft Campus Corporation (RCC) offers educational programming, artisan classes, lectures, interactive events, and social gatherings to further promote and preserve the historic Roycroft Campus and the ideals of the Arts & Crafts Movement as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left.
Buffalo Audubon Society promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship, focusing on Western New York and the Great Lakes region.