Instructor Gina Kirsten‘s Writing and Inquiry class have been taking Thursday adventures tied into their reading and writing. Last week, students read a chapter from Gary Paulsen’s Winterdance and took a tour of the developing ski trail on campus via dog power—with assistance from Director of Communications Julie Buckles who brought her small team to campus.
The prior week, Kirsten read aloud Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” as students sat around a fire they had built at the fire ring at the center of campus.
“What I am asking is for students to be curious and look at the natural world and how humans have adapted over time,” Kirsten told the local newspaper.
The students have been game for adapting to the outdoor classroom, no matter the weather.