It is rare to hear first hand from students what they remember the most from their educational experiences. Whenever it happens it is one of the best gifts an educator can receive. Early this week Whatcom Hills Waldorf School sent the Mountain School staff letters about their time spent last fall season in the mountains of the North Cascades.
Each letter was filled not only with thankfulness but depictions of some of the best teaching spots during Mountain School. All of the names have been censored for the students’ protection.
Depicted is the waterfall that is at the top of the Sourdough Creek Trail, an excellent spot for lunch!
When students come up to the Environmental Learning Center for three days of Mountain School they spend all day out exploring the trails and sleep in one of our three dorms.
I wonder which the student found funnier: my song about amphibians or my fungi joke?