Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hilliard City Schools Visit Kentuck Knob

For three years, Kentuck Knob has hosted student field trips from Hilliard City Schools in Ohio. This year Pam Katko sent us some great photos of the event.

PhotobucketHilliard City students and staff pose on the back terrace of Kentuck Knob.

"It was a fantastic experience and I appreciate all of your time and effort to make the learning so meaningful. These students from central Ohio had never seen such vistas and I heard comments about how it was the most beautiful sight they had ever seen. The sculpture garden is perfect for elementary students to roam. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and an incredible way for kids to learn in an authentic setting."

~Pam Katko
Gifted Intervention Specialist
Hilliard City Schools

PhotobucketHilliard City students enjoy the view of the Youghiogheny River Valley.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kentuck Knob ACT 48 Session

Kentuck Knob Teacher Session 1Kentuck Knob Teacher Session with Sandy Spagnola, Joanne Savini, and Carmen Grego

On Tuesday, June 9, 2009, Kentuck Knob held its first teacher training session for ACT 48 hours. The participants were Sandy Spagnola, a middle school art teacher from Freeport Area School District and Joanne Savini and Carmen Grego from the Laurel Highlands School District Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.

Led by Educational Marketing Director Heidi Ruby Miller, the session started at 9:00 AM with coffee, danishes, and an orientation on Frank Lloyd Wright and the I.N. and Bernardine Hagan House, better known as Kentuck Knob, in the Art Room, adjacent to the car port.

During the private, in-depth house and sculpture meadow tours, teachers journaled ideas for the lesson plans they would create that afternoon.

We look forward to seeing Sandy, Joanne, and Carmen with their classes next school year at Kentuck Knob.

photo by Heidi Ruby Miller

Friday, June 5, 2009

Blooms at Kentuck Knob

bluets photo by Laura Tebbitt

Our Landscaping and Grounds Director Laura Tebbitt has been keeping a blooming list each week for Kentuck Knob. This is no easy feat as the seventy-nine acres is home to thousands of native species of flora.

In the photo is a patch of Houstonia caerulea, or the more common bluets. A few of the other blooms gracing us on the mountain within the last few weeks are:

Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata)

Stonecrop (Sedum glaucophyllum)

Blue Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

English Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

Doghobble (Leucothoe fontanesiana)

Pinxterbloom Azalia (Rhododendron nudiflorum)

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

Podophyllum peltatum (Rhododendron nudiflorum)