Posted by: Rebecca | September 27, 2011

Experiencing the Wilderness

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This week students are getting back into their regular routine after five days spent paddling and backpacking in the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Despite the rainy weather, they had a great time and have been sharing stories of their experiences ever since returning to campus last Friday. While the groups that were canoeing spent their time in the Sylvania Wilderness adjacent to campus, the backpackers traveled slightly farther afield to the Porcupine Mountains.

Exploration Week is an integral part of the Conserve School semester, and it gives students a chance to put the skills they’ve learned in their field instruction class, such as putting up tents, hanging bear bags, and cooking over camp stoves, into practice. Even more importantly, it’s a time for students and staff to get to know each other well in the beautiful surroundings of the North Woods.

Thanks to Graduate Fellow Eve Smallwood and Science Teacher Robert Eady for contributing these photos.



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