RPA Middle School Students Visit High Desert Museum

RPA middle school students were recently able to take in the sights and sounds of Bend’s High Desert Museum over the course of three different days.

Students participated in a class about fire science (and the danger of a lot of brush growing in a forest). Main message of the class: trees close together will burn faster/easier, and prescribed burns help prevent that.

They observed the otters, checked out the birds of prey exhibit, learned about the first settlers in the Pacific Northwest, watched a playful fox, caught glimpses of a porcupine, saw a model of an early homestead, learned about Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, and walked through an old mine.

“My favorite part was hanging out with my friends and the fox because a museum volunteer explained a lot about what they eat, how active they are, and how they live in the winter,” said student Aaliyah Governer.

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