Monthly Archives: August 2014

Calling all Kids!


Hey Kids! What do you notice or wonder about the Earth around you? Send us your artwork, poems, photos, journals, and questions — we’d love to publish your work.

(This nocturnal owl was created by a first grader from Libson Regional School in Libson, New Hampshire).

The Matter of Dessert

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What do the phases of matter have to do with dessert? Earth Out Loud wants to know! Last spring, we visited a maple sugar shack to see how evaporation creates maple syrup. This summer, we dropped in to Vecchito’s Italian Ice to see how water freezes into our favorite summer treat.  Here’s Wes sophomore Aviva Hirsch with the Vecchito’s truck; Aviva and Rani Arbo with local kids interviewing Jack Vecchito in their Middletown store; and the final product (watermelon, in this case). Yum! Stay tuned for a sweet new EOL episode on the Phases of Matter…

Super Soils on WESU

Spencer School second graders Ashley, Isaiah, Lily and Ronak meet Wesleyan students Hailey and Josh, farmers at Long Lane Farm in Middletown, CT. Listen in to hear lively conversation, songs, stories and poems about worms, loam, vegetables, compost, bugs, and farming. (30 minutes)