RPA Middle School Wilderness Class learns in the field
During a recent field trip, RPA Middle School’s Wilderness class took a trip to Gray Butte in the Crooked River National Grassland, an area where students were able to put the skills they’ve learned to use in the field.
The Wilderness class covers the basics of being ready for what mother nature has to offer when out in the wilderness. The class learns how and what to pack when getting ready to hike or stay in the elements, map reading, what animals live in certain areas, predicting the weather, noting important landmarks in an area and rules that apply to where you are going.
On the field trip, the class took a five-mile hike, identified animals that live in the area, such as range cattle, owls, coyotes, horses, and deer.