Team-Building and Trail Hiking Invigorate Sixth-Graders

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Sixth-graders from the middle school recently traveled with staff and parents to Sunken Meadow State Park for ecological learning and invigorating team-building activities.

A two-mile hike introduced students to different species of trees and landforms, and they conducted a soil study to see the impact that humans have on the environment. Compasses and path markers were used to guide them through the hike. They also used electronic microscopes to examine samples from a nearby lake to test if the water was healthy or polluted.

The students spent part of their day interacting with each other in team-building games and a rope course facilitated by the school’s physical education staff,

“They had a great hands-on time spending the day outdoors,” said teacher Laura Rondinella.