Experiential learning for sixth-graders

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The annual trip to Frost Valley for sixth-grade students was filled with science exploration, trust-building activities, teamwork, outdoor living skills and nature hikes.

According to Principal Robert Neidig, the two days of adventures included crossing cable bridges, visiting waterfalls and observing animals. Frost Valley educators introduced the students to a variety of birds — an owl, a falcon, a turkey vulture, a python, an alligator and a turtle — and helped them understand how these species spend their days both in captivity and in the wild.

Students also learned orienteering and how to use a compass and read a map. Rounding out the environmental education experience for them were a water ecology lesson and a low ropes course, where they worked on trust-building skills.