From left, sophomores Jane Zeratsky, Jessie Simmers and Abigail Badtke talk about their camping trip with first- and second-graders at the district's Forest School at Green Lake Conference Center.
From left, sophomores Jane Zeratsky, Jessie Simmers and Abigail Badtke talk about their camping trip with first- and second-graders at the district's Forest School at Green Lake Conference Center.

Green Lake teachers want their kids out.

Outside, that is.

High school students and teachers discussed Green Lake’s outdoor education program and recent camping trips with the School Board at its meeting last week Wednesday.

“Environmental studies are cross-discipline, and we really think it’s important for all of our students,” said Green Lake 7-12 social studies teacher Mary Hunter, who helps coordinate the program. “... We hope that our students become good stewards; that’s what we’re hoping for.”

Members of the high school’s Science Club organized a trip last month to Willow Flowage in Oneida County, students told board members, integrating their learning experience into the great outdoors.

“If you learn how to learn, you can learn anytime,” Hunter said.

Read more about the trips and the program in the Oct. 26, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.