|Tracy uses "Sparks" the camp stove to teach Be Careful With Fire|
|First graders watch "Trek and Track" hike up Misty Mountain|
After working with a very astute class of first graders, we took them on a Leave No Trace "hike" in their own school yard. They mastered the Peak principle Trash Your Trash, as we left the school yard looking better than we found it as we collected an entire bag of micro-trash from the school yard. We also encountered this beautiful feather pictured below. One student found the feather and brought it to our attention. After learning to Leave What You Find, we made a class decision to leave the feather in its natural setting so that others could come upon it and be as excited as we were when we found it. We decided to take a picture, instead of taking it home!
We finished our time with a rousing game of Leave No Trace Draw. This activity engages students by having them answer Leave No Trace scenario questions. If they get the answer correct, they get to complete a Wildlife Challenge! Pictured below, we are all monkeying around a bit!
|Leave No Trace Draw|
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Bill and Sharon Van Horn for setting up 3 chock full days in Franklin, NC. We wish them well as they hike hard this year to attain their goal of completing the AT in 2012. They have 600 miles to go! Happy hiking Bill and Sharon!