Eighth Graders at Two Rivers Community School To Embark on Canoe Expeditions

Published Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:28 am

The Two Rivers Community School 8th grade class will embark on a three-day canoe trip down the New River next week, Sept. 9-11.

The Two Rivers Community School 8th grade class will embark on a three-day canoe trip down the New River next week, Sept. 9-11. This expedition ties into the 8th grade watershed curriculum focusing on local rivers and their impact on our community. Students will learn camping and paddling skills while journaling and analyzing river ecology and hydrology.

On Thursday, Sept. 3, the 8th grade worked alongside ASU researchers to complete water quality studies along the Brookshire Park stretch of the New River’s south fork.

“Our 8th graders are learning the importance of water quality and growing a sense of responsibility by understanding and appreciating the New River’s value to our community,” says 8th grade teacher Clint Byers.

This excursion ties into the 8th grade watershed curriculum.

“Connecting our students to real world issues and matters effecting community enables them to develop a deep sense of responsibility and opinion on issues surrounding our waterways” says School Director Dr. Rizor.

Founded in 2005, Two Rivers Community School is a tuition-free, k-8, public charter school based in Boone, NC. This year the school’s enrollment is at 180 with openings still available. Two Rivers provides an Adventure Fitness program engaging students in physical and mental health exercises, annually every student visits Buffalo Cove to learn primitive living skills and absorb experiential learning opportunities, and every grade level designs and attends a number of community and nature learning expeditions.

If you would like more information about this story, please contact Ryan Robinson at 828-262-5411 or email at [email protected]


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