Exploration News

Food for Thought Photo Gallery

In our first 6th Grade Exploration unit, "Food for Thought," students learned about the factors that determine the availability of natural resources, about how our eating practices affect the local and global environment, about local and sustainable food sources, and about the human cost of our food ... Read More>>

7th Grade Engineering & Responsible Urban Design Gallery

Check out what our 7th graders accomplished in their Engineering and Responsible Urban Design Exploration Unit. ... Read More>>

Pulitzer Prize Winning Parent Speaks with Students

MS 447 parent Michael Moss, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller SALT SUGAR FAT: How the Food Giants Hooked Us and a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with the NY Times, spoke to 6th graders for their Food for Thought exploration unit.     ... Read More>>

Green Group Grange Gallery

Food for Thought 6th grade explorers checked out the rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. ... Read More>>

6th Grade Exploration: Food for Thought

Welcome to another fantastic year of Exploration.  Your child's first unit is Food for Thought.  Below you will find a copy of the Curriculum Letter and the E and F day 6th Grade Exploration calendars.  (These also should have come home to you in your child's backpack.) As always we need ... Read More>>

8th Grade Exploration: Inventions for a Better World

8th Grade Families:  Welcome to another fantastic year of Exploration.  Your child's first unit is Inventions for a Better World.  Below you will find a copy of the Curriculum Letter and the A and B day 8th Grade Exploration calendars.  (These also should have come home to you in your child's ... Read More>>

7th Grade Exploration

7th Grade Families:  Welcome to another fantastic year of Exploration.  Your child's first unit is Engineering and Responsible Urban Development.  Below you will find a copy of the Curriculum Letter and the C and D day 7th Grade Exploration calendars.  (These also should have come home to you in ... Read More>>

THANK YOU parent chaperones and parent experts and consultants!

Thank you parents, grandparents, and friends who volunteered this year as chaperones, educators, and expert consultants for our Exploration Field Trips and in class learning experiences!  We love your participation and this program would not be the same without you! Because of you we were able to ... Read More>>

6th Grade Water Stewardship Exploration Update

Take a look at the updated 6th grade Exploration Calendars for the remainder of the year.  Most of the changes are reflected on the E Day Calendar due to the cancellation of the Sloop Clearwater Trip.  Please note:  We were unable to reschedule the sailing trip, but have scheduled in its place ... Read More>>

Bamboo Trellis Project

These are the bamboo trellises that our eighth-grade service learning group created. They will go into the boxes that they built for our six graders to grow vegetables. They used the ancient Japanese lashing method to connect the bamboo.   ... Read More>>