Learning in Nature Students Participate in Outdoor School

December 01, 2007 | Denise White

Nearly 200 children and adults participated in Outdoor School at Sunset Lake Camp this fall.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students from 11 Washington Conference schools participated with support from teachers, parents, a camp nurse, a camp pastor, and junior counselors from Lewis County Adventist School.

"Learning about nature in nature makes the lessons more memorable," said Lon Gruesbeck, Washington Conference school superintendent.

Dan Wyrick, co-author of the fifth- through eighth-grade Adventist Science Series, designed the Outdoor School curriculum and organized teaching supplies and materials for each class.

Classes covered topics like how to stay dry in a canoe, the food chain, Native Americans, natural beauty and more.