Monday, September 18, 2017

Update: 9-15

Outdoor track joined the Junior High tracks and went to "Judy's Place" for the day with Kaniksu Land Trust (KLT) to participate in some service projects.

-They built benches out of logs using hand tools with Dave from KLT.
-They learned orienteering skills using a map and compass.
-Sandy Compton from the Friends of Scotchman's Peak volunteered his time and expertise    for a second week to instruct us in trail building. 
-And we pulled noxious weeds (primarily thistle and spotted knapweed).
-And they learned to prune white pine.

For more pictures, go to the JH Track blog.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Back In Session!

(Note: lots of material below)

The very first Great Outdoors track day was spent indoors, as the outdoor conditions were unhealthy. The county has been deluged with smoke from area forest fires and all outdoor activities for students, including sports, have been curtailed. As you can see in the photos below, even the surrounding mountains have disappeared from view.

So the JH track students and the Great Outdoors track students combined to share guest speakers. Here is Sandy Compton, a member of the Friends of Scotchman Peak, discussing wilderness trail building and maintenance. 

And some opportunities to give off some energy until the other guest speakers arrive. Here's Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Olmstead leading a game of indoor soccer baseball.

Lori Williams, a former hot shot (parachuting) forest fire fighter shared her experiences.

A conservation officer, Officer Haag, shared about his work and how he got into law enforcement. He also brought along his dog, who works with him at crime scenes. 

Combined Outdoor Track and JH Track students

Officer Haag with his wife Becky Haag (who is the CFHS science teacher and the Great Outdoor Track leader) with the now family pet 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

More Lutherhaven Pictures (And Eating A Worm!)

More pictures from the Great Outdoor Track students spending the day at Lutherhaven. Plus, eating a worm!?


Monday, May 22, 2017

May 18 Update

The Outdoor Track's trip to Lutherhaven was great. The weather held out and students were able to climb a variety of climbing walls and then take the zipline down. They also had a skill challenge where they had to balance on a timber about 35 feet in the air and go between trees. All in all a great day in Outdoor Track.