Monday, January 23, 2017

Snow Fun!

Towards the end of the experiential-learning track showcase last Friday, Mr. Mac and Outdoor Track students started having some fun with the snow---snowball batting practice in slow motion! Below are some videos of the action.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Track Showcase

Students from each track make presentations of their work in the experiential-learning track program today. The Great Outdoors Track made theirs into a group presentation, incorporating elements from what they learned over the course of this past semester. 
You can learn more about the other tracks here.

Track leader KC MacDonald speaking with a guest.

Kobi (l) and Michael (r) share a tool with school counselor Mrs. Brady.

Toben with a ski jump.

Lily and Grace on their snow sofa, from where they shared about avalanche safety.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

More Schweitzer Mountain Pictures

Students learning about avalanche beacons and building igloo snow shelters. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Avalanche Training On Schweitzer Mountain

The Great Outdoor Track students spent the day up on Schweitzer Mountain learning about avalanches and how to build a genuine igloo. Students snowshoed in and conducted their exercises. Below are posted some images. More will be posted later, including a video of Annie the Avalanche dog!

Annie the Avalanche Dog

Students snowshoeing in.

Getting orientated.

Using an avalanche beacon.

Using avalanche probes.