Classrooms without walls

Outdoor School returns to Sweet Home

 

June 8, 2022

Scott Swanson

Dock Chastain, center, of the Sweet Home Ranger District, talks to students about the function and makeup of a cone during a session on forest ecology.

After the same two-year hiatus that has affected nearly every other institution in the state, Sweet Home's Outdoor School was back in business last week at Camp Tadmor, north of town.

"It was so wonderful to have the students outside and back at camp," said Shannon Richardson, executive director of the South Santiam Watershed Council, which put on the event for some 180 sixth-graders from all of Sweet Home School District's elementary schools.

"We were so glad we were able to pull this thing off," sadi Mike Vernon, who heads the watershed council's education outreach.

The event included...



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