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Panther Post: Students learn science outside classroom

Tatum Mercer, Madison Malzahn, Lydia Kantonen, Sarah Gorder, Haley Macpherson and Erin Sharp spend time at Deep Portage for science class in February. (Submitted photo)

BY MORGAN KRIEG

CENTURY SCHOOL

SCIENCE TEACHER

Due to a generous donation by the Park Rapids Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunter's Association, the Park Rapids seventh graders have the opportunity to attend the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve.

Ms. Krieg's first pod students went on Feb. 16 and Mr. Stewart's second pod students are going on March 8.

At the reserve the students spend the day rock climbing and orienteering. The indoor rock climbing wall provides an exciting challenge that most students have not experienced before. They can choose between several walls with varying degrees of difficulty while practicing safe climbing skills. During the orienteering lesson, students learn how to navigate through the woods using a compass to find coordinate markers scattered around the reserve.

It is a fun and educational day spent in the great outdoors!

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