Students at the Osseo Education Center (OEC) recently participated in an all-school event in partnership with the outdoor programs Friends of the Boundary Waters and Wilderness Inquiry. Students were exposed to various activities and skills development.
At various stations throughout the day, the students learned all about the Boundary Waters, including what kind of animals live there, how to use a compass, how to make meals while staying there and the stars that you can see there. The students also worked as a team to put together a tent and learn how to portage a canoe.
OEC has worked with both of these organizations in the past for both on-site and off-site experiences, such as the school’s annual field trip to Fish Lake. Both organizations work to connect people of all backgrounds to the wilderness and outdoor adventures.
The workers from Friends of the Boundary Waters and Wilderness Inquiry also joined in on the Friday dance party that the students and staff held during the lunch break, dancing to some of their favorite songs.