On May 31st our students will be visiting Shady Creek Outdoor School for a long day of learning in the mountains. Buses will leave at 8:30 a.m. from school, traveling for about an hour and a half on windy roads and arrive around 10. (If you get motion sickness, read this)
After a day of outdoor learning and fun, we will get back on the buses at around 5:00, putting us back at school at 6:30. Please, be here to get your kids on time. We will all be tired and in need of dinner.
What to Wear
Wear light layers and comfortable walking shoes. NO FLIP FLOPS. We will be walking in dirt, up and down hills, and participating in a low ropes course.
What to Bring
Water! It's important to stay hydrated. Sunscreen and a hat are optional.
Map to Shady Creek
Each homeroom group will join with a Naturalist for some adventures. Following are three classes that we will surely participate in.
Survival – A real favorite with kids, this class is designed to help students feel at ease in the wilderness, reduce fears, and promote self-confidence. Instruction is given in the basics of wilderness survival including; preparation, mental outlook, shelter, being rescued, water, fire and food. At the close of the class, students put their new information into action and build survival shelters.
Communities – A series of fun activities and challenges that build cooperation and trust are used to increase each student’s feeling of self-worth, as well as their appreciation and understanding of others. Utilizing Shady Creek’s low ropes course, this class strives to increase students’ sense of community and cooperation, both within the classroom and beyond.
Birds – Students study birds and their adaptations when visiting our injured hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls at The Raptor Center. Birds are used as an ideal focal point to both develop appreciation of wildlife and teach the needs of all wildlife.
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