Wilderness survival was among the things taught to students around the Panhandle in Nebraska, StarHerald.com reported. Many of them noted how it became a first-time experience for them since they do not learn these from their classrooms.
Bluffs Middle School seventh graders in the area had a field trip to the Wildcat Hills on May 2nd where they took part in various hands-on activities, the report added.
Students around the Panhandle enjoyed a field trip to the Wildcat Hills Thursday where they participated in various hands-on activities. One of the students said, “It’s fun. It will be a cool experience to see everything.”
On the 10th year of the program, among the lessons, they learned about wilderness survival, archery shooting, bird watching, outdoor cooking, disk golf, bird watching, and tomahawks throwing. All in all, the camp comprised of 16 stations.
Amanda Filipi, one of the outdoor specialists said, “I’m hoping they take away a love of the area and some of the new skills that they learned. Maybe some of them have never shot a bow before or maybe some have never touched a fish before. Maybe that will spark an interest they didn’t know was available to them and they’ll want to continue.”
It also provided a chance for these students to throw tomahawks at a wooden board. They stood in separate lines and threw the tomahawks in groups before getting them back to the wooden step board for safety. They also trained on removing tomahawks stuck on the boards before picking up ones that have settled on the ground to further prevent injuries.
They gradually learned the right timing and the right speed of having the tomahawk stick to the wood. Some of the students had difficulty with the materials because of the varied weights, and some tended to be heavier.
Meanwhile, at Elmira’s Eldridge Lake in New York, young anglers remained persistent despite the inclement weather at the 31st annual Ed Pariso youth fishing derby held on April 27th. Sponsored by the Catharine Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited, more than 100 anglers participated and caught hundreds of trout, Star Gazette reported.
Nevertheless, the weather conditions did not spare the number of participants since it decreased from last year which had it at more than 200 participants. The climate did not dampen their spirits because many of the children even stayed for up to five hours to complete these activities.
Some of those who graced the event had never fished before, and others have been lucky enough to catch rainbow trout, Northern pike, and more.