Our Parent Co-Op, with the help of a local naturalist, the PA. Game Commission, the PA. Department of Agriculture, and the PA. Department of Forestry, were the original creators of this unique area providing an opportunity for students to learn about nature as they explore the school's adjoining woodland. Our ongoing partnership with Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School has enhanced the information available and the accesibility of the trail to our school and community. Students are encouraged to use their senses as they personally experience the forested area of the school grounds.In addition to an outdoor classrooms and a walking trail, several learning stations are available;
- a sand plot reveals recent animal tracks
- a butterfly garden adds beauty and perks curiosity
- a large pavilion houses several picnic tables
- more than 20 trees are tagged for identification
The success of this endeavor is seen through its use each year as students from other schools visit the Nature Trail as part of their outdoor education curriculum. Students also benefit by developing an awareness for the need to protect the environment and to actively practice conservation.The Parent Co-Op encourages families to visit the Nature Trail. Here is an opportunity for adults to experience the great outdoors with their children.PLEASE NOTE: Although we offer the use of the Nature Trail during off-school hours, we require all children to be accompanied and supervised by an adult.