Thursday, May 20, 2010

Crook County 6th Grade Outdoor School

This month all the 6th graders at Crook County Middle School are getting to spend one week at Outdoor School on Suttle Lake outside of Sisters, OR. This is a Crook County tradition dating back over 40 years and a chance for the students to get their hands dirty as they learn about forestry, take water samples, and practice their GPS skills.

We were invited to give an hour long presentation on Leave No Trace. The students were surprised to learn that it takes aluminum cans and plastic six-pack holders so many years to decompose, but were quick to point out the impacts a carelessly thrown orange peel could have on wildlife. The 6th graders also had some fun playing Minimum Impact Match, guessing what object was taped to their back, and how that object helped leave no trace. As we wrapped up, the students took out their camp song books and sang the night away.

All the best...

Agata and Jason

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