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Unit III Visits Glen Helen

Unit III recently took part in the Doherty tradition of a field trip to the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center. For three days and two nights, students participated in a variety of fun activities, including daily trail hikes led by Glen Helen’s naturalists. “Students learned firsthand about Ohio’s geology, investigated the pollution level of local streams, and applied their critical thinking skills toward environmental problem solving,” said Unit III teacher Bill Schmidt. “Other highlights included a night hike, navigating a cave, visiting the Glen Helen Raptor Center, and living communally with friends from school.” Schmidt said when they had some spare time, students constructed an elaborate fort using foraged materials. “The leadership, collaboration, engineering, and creativity they put forth for this task made for the perfect bonding experience to cap off a wonderful trip,” Schmidt said.