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Fourth Grade Outdoor Education

Fourth Grade Outdoor Education 2019

In June 2019, fourth graders went across state and “back in time” for outdoor education at the Sierra Outdoor School. Instructors dressed in historically inspired clothing led students on tours through an old Gold Rush town and gave lessons in the first two-story, brick schoolhouse in California. Students experienced the pre-Gold Rush material culture of the Me-Wuk people and searched for gold using rockers, long toms, and gold pans. Chaperone Larissa Hsia-Wong ’99 shared, “We had an awesome time learning about raptors, star gazing, learning how to use compasses, building survival shelters, making arrowheads, and exploring the old mining town of Columbia!”