Summer Enrichment provides unique experiences for students

Students use two-person bucksaws during the Summer Enrichment program.

For the 27th year, some 46 sixth and seventh graders from Boone Central and St. Michael’s Schools took part in a summer enrichment program at Olson Nature Preserve on May 23-25.
In addition to enjoying the outdoors, the students gained a wide variety of skills and knowledge over three days.
Upon arrival at the preserve, students peeled and cut up vegetables for their personal grilled meals.
Mitch Osborn and Bob Coakes led the students through the seven ecosystems of the preserve while instructing them on the plant and animal life located there.
Before lunch, Chris Grundmayer and Michael Volker transported the students to the Orford Cemetery to discuss the history, etiquette, and symbolism of the cemetery.
Complete story and photos by Cassie Olson in the May 31 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, and Petersburg Press.

Students learn about Logan Fontanelle in a lesson by Chris Grundmayer.