The Outdoor School team has grown. This past year saw the addition of two outstanding members: Kimberley Williams, our Community Camping Director, and Emma Duke, our Outdoor School Associate. With their help, we have made improvement after improvement, learning new ways to reach students, and improving how we serve teachers and their school communities.
Of course, we can’t forget our friends from across the state. The Expedition School, a group of passionate guides led by Kimery Duda, continue to assist us in providing excellent experiences both on and off the water for our students. Camp of the Hills, which hosts their own outdoor education program, has also been courteous enough to lend us some of their time this spring, volunteering as facilitators for several of our retreats. With friends like these, what more could we ask for?
Finally, to spotlight some of the exciting improvements coming to our program this year, we are expanding some of the offerings included with our outdoor education activities. We will be partnering with some schools to provide fly fishing instruction and in-depth geology classes. Students will be practicing new techniques while discussing the ethics of fishing on public waters, altogether growing their angler knowledge. Meanwhile, their peers will be exploring new depths, searching for fossils amongst the limestone escarpments as they dissect the rock cycle to learn just how the Canyon, and the Edwards Plateau, were formed.
We can’t wait. You’re going to love coming to class!