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Wilderness class teaches students how to survive in the outdoors

By Kenneth John Catimbang

Staff Writer

Introducing Wilderness to Summit Public Schools as a full-day Expeditions class taught by Melissa Bernstein has helped students experience and adventure through the outdoors and discover what students have been missing.

This class started in the 2016-17 school year, but it began as a half-day class. That changed when Ms. Bernstein decided to provide a wider experience – instead of learning from indoor classroom activities and short daily trips, the students now go on backpacking trips that can take days outside of school. This class is a great opportunity to better understand the outdoors.

See below for a video about the course:

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