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Education Outside the Walls

Our middle school has many opportunities to explore God's creation outside the walls of our classrooms.  We believe that these experiences deepen our students' understanding of God's world and how his story interacts with the stories of people around us, past and present  
     There are two overnight trips that we have created for our students.   One happens in 6th grade, and the other in 8th grade.  The 6th Grade embarks on an Outdoor Education experience every year in May over in Paradise Valley.  On this trip the students work on hands-on activities, as well as deepening their fellowship with each other.  Our 8th graders attend Expedition Yellowstone (EY), a weekend learning experience in winter that gives our students special access to Yellowstone and all it offers.  From showshoe explorations and thermal feature analysis, to times of group devotions and wildlife observation, this is a great trip.  This trip usually happens in early February.
     Sixth, seventh, and eighth grades go on a series of 6 field trips together during the 3 years of middle school.  The field trips are taken in the fall and the spring.  They include two trips to different parts of Yellowstone Park, the Lewis and Clark Caverns, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Bannack State Park, and a trip to Big Hole National Battlefield.