Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:22 PM by Robin O'Day (KPAX News)
Updated: Apr 10, 2012 6:44 PM
BONNER- Lesa Homer's 5th grade class at Bonner School hasn't touched their science books all year. Instead, they are learning by getting up and out and into the great outdoors.
The Outdoor Education Program takes the class out to the Lubrecht Forest in the winter to study animal habitat. In the spring the class heads to Mount Jumbo to learn about native plants and noxious weeds.
Thanks to the One Class At A Time Grant, the money will be used to purchase 3 sets of snow shoes. On behalf of Allegiance Benefit Plan Management and Montana's News Station, Aaron Bay presented the check to Lesa Homer.
She said she's well on her way to building a classroom set of shoes and the students love the hands-on learning experience.
"They don't read about it, they actually are the science. We keep journals, we draw pictures, we learn by doing it and seeing it. They really, really like it," she said.
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