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Middle School Opportunities OUTSIDE

For two days in the beginning of September, 7th Grade Middle School students from the Woodland Park School District spent time outside learning new skills and working on team building activities.  The students were able to choose an activity of their interest, which included shelter building, watercolor painting, outdoor cooking, nature crafts, wilderness first aid, ultimate Frisbee, hiking, fossil exploration, archery and wildflower identification.  A local expert was the leader on each of these activities.  The afternoon consisted of team building “minute to win it” or “amazing race” type activities.  The fun games included a relay race for recycling, leading fellow students on a blindfolded obstacle course, learning how to scare a bear away, flipping over a tarp without stepping off the tarp and building a catapult.  Teams had to pick different leaders for each event and to capture a result and reflect upon the quick experience. The emphasis for the full day program was to allow students to learn about themselves and their fellow classmates.  Teachers had the precious opportunity to get to know more about their students outside the classroom walls.  The fresh air was inviting and welcoming for all.   The laughter was contagious!

Linda Groat from Muller State Park taught an archery lesson.

 

To learn more about this program option, please contact Sam Hinkle or Beth Austin at the Catamount Institute.

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