"My wife Jeannine was having a conversation with our Superintendent Laura and told her all about the weekly event and how much our daughter loved Forest Fridays," Young said. "Laura then informed John Griffiths of the great idea, and John asked me to gather some info about it and pitch the idea to the Environmental Education Committee."
During a nine-week period in fall 2015, teachers in all grade levels took their students to the School Forest to engage in lessons in a variety of disciplines. A bus transported students and teachers to a School Forest entrance adjacent to Snake Hill Road. And, the bus returned the students and teachers to the school following their outings. Students expressed great enthusiasm for Forest Fridays. On a warm, sunny afternoon in early November, first grade students found a frog in the stream and drew it in their journals. This was a highlight of their forest exploration that day, which Griffiths chronicled in the video above.
The Forest Fridays program will resume on Friday, April 8.
Griffiths, John. "Forest Fridays." 2015. MP4 file.