NEOEA Day

Common Ground is excited to be a program provider for North Eastern Ohio Education Association Day on Friday, October 13, 2017. We are offering four (4) half-day program options on our scenic 30 acres of land. Due to limited spacing, all reservations will need to be confirmed by October 6, 2017. More information about the different options are below.

Life School: Social and Emotional Learning Workshop

Time: 9am – 12pm
(Grades 6-12)

DESCRIPTION:
Building healthy communities by helping young people learn new skills, realize their potential, and develop a sense of belonging and purpose in the world is what Life School is all about. Research shows that social and emotional learning programs can have a positive impact on school climate and promote a host of academic, social, and emotional benefits for students such as better academic performance, improved attitudes and behaviors, and fewer negative behaviors. Learn life skills that can help promote mindfulness within your school. These skills will focus on self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, healthy relationships, and responsible decision making.

RESERVATIONS:
Cost: $15.00 (no lunch break)
Limited to 20 participants.

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Teambuilding in ACTION

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

DESCRIPTION:
The ability to engage in healthy risk – taking and to work well with others can have a positive impact on one’s success in life. Through teambuilding activities individuals are able to practice setting goals, effective communication skills and problem solving — all while building self – confidence, stronger relationships, and a greater sense of community with their peers. In an active learning environment, EXPLORE the basic concepts of trust, communication, and cooperation through our Low and High Ropes Adventure elements! Come ready to learn by climbing about these FUN, action-based activities! Most of your experience will take place outdoors in a beautiful, natural setting. The High Ropes Adventure requires moderate to high physical ability and is 20 feet above ground.

RESERVATIONS:
Cost: $29.50 (no lunch break)
Limited to 20 participants.

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Canopy Classroom: The Science Behind Zip Lines

Time: morning session: 8am – 12pm
afternoon session: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
(Grades 5-12)

DESCRIPTION:
Educators will engage in the scientific method to learn about the physics and engineering involved in constructing a zip line course. This program includes participating in a Canopy Tour to experience first-hand concepts in STEAM, including STEAM fields represented in the construction of our course, engineering principals, gravity, friction, variables that affect speed and vectors at work. Handouts and experiments for classroom use will be provided.

RESERVATIONS:
Cost: $22.50 (pack your lunch)
Morning and Afternoon Sessions are limited to 10 participants each.

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Canopy Classroom: Forest Ecology and Conservation

Time: morning session: 8am – 12pm
afternoon session: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
(Grades 5-12)

DESCRIPTION:
Explore concepts in ecology, conservation, and stewardship through an exhilarating zip line Canopy Tour. Topics include life cycles, nutrient cycling, ecosystem services, and human impact. Handouts and classroom activities to engage students in the natural world will be provided.

RESERVATIONS:
Cost: $22.50 (pack your lunch)
Morning and Afternoon Sessions are limited to 10 participants each.

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directions

Common Ground is located in Oberlin, Ohio. Head to our directions page and find out about other things to do and places to stay in the area, or you can learn more about our organization, which has always proudly been not-for-profit.