Tuesday, March 01, 2016

A Day of SOLE on the Mountain

My sister Laurie's last year's fifth graders from Farmin-Stidwell Elementary as they received basic orientation for their outdoor education day at Schweitzer.

"Strap on a pair of snowshoes to transform your classroom into a novel educational opportunity! 

SOLE's SnowSchool Experience Program provides transformational and intentional place-based experiential education opportunities for 4th - 12th grade..."

This is a part of my March 1 assignment: be at Schweitzer by 9 a.m. to accompany my sister Laurie and her class of fifth graders for this year's experience.

It's supposed to rain in the valley today, so we may encounter snowflakes at Schweitzer.  

One thing I know for sure----we'll see a lot more snow depth than last year.  

It could also be much easier for the students to do their digging to measure snow statistics at various levels. 

Last year they chipped away at cement-like deposits. 

It should be a fun time.  The Selkirk Outdoor Leadership Education group does a fine job of teaching everything from science to appreciation of the land and each other. 

It's now March, and I must say that we enjoyed a banner Leap day yesterday with lovely spring weather to cap off February. 

As usual, the scenes around the area were beautiful, including my neighbor Gary Finney's Percherons in the field just up the road. 

Happy Tuesday. 

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