Students and teachers, from 5 school districts converged
at the Wild Center
, in Tupper
Lake, to demonstrate and share their Adirondack projects with each
other. Participating schools: Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Indian Lake, Lake
Placid, and Potsdam.
The teachers had all created "Adirondack Challenges" - student
centered, activity-based lesson plans that focus on both New York State
Standards and learning about the Adirondacks.
Projects included Adirondack Haiku poetry, a display about winter
recreational activities in the Adirondacks, a display about the
diversity of animals found on the grounds of Indian Lake Central
School, a puppet show about Adirondack animals, student designed games
that helped students learn how to identify animal tracks, a project
that involved raising trout in the classroom, mock interviews with both
living and historic Adirondack people, and student designed and
illustrated storybooks about Adirondack animals.
Funded by the Pearsall Foundation.