Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Winthrop Weekly

Bigfoot prepares for the 49er Days Parade

Winthrop, WA. This past week Traveling Trainer Team West has been enjoying the quaint western town of Winthrop, WA, located just east of the North Cascades Range. Our week started with a visit to Liberty Bell Middle School, where we worked with the 7th graders. This was a unique opportunity to provide advanced education, as we visited the same classroom at the beginning of their school year in September. The following day we worked with every 6th grade student from Omak Middle School. The students will be attending Outdoor Camp later this month, so our visit was a welcome introduction to their outing.
Over the weekend, we took part in the 66th annual 49er Days Parade and Celebration. The festivities celebrate the old west and includes covered wagons, horse back riders, fire trucks, parade floats, and BIGFOOT! After the parade, we joined local forest service ranger Laurie Dowie in the park for an afternoon of outreach.
Monday, we visited the fourth graders at Methow Valley Elementary School and we will wraper up our week by visitinging Camp Progress, which will host the 6th graders from Okanogan for 3 weeks of outdoor school. The communities that we have worked with here in Eastern Washington were so welcoming to the Traveling Trainers! We look forward to visiting Methow Valley again in the future.
4th Graders play PEAK activity O.K. or No Way!

Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy

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