Mountain SOL Tuesday

Yesterday was Mountain SOL Tuesday! Because we spent a lot of time learning the last two weeks, Ms. Tesla and Ms. Bethany decided to have a day just to hike and explore the woods! Half of the 5-6 year old’s went with Ms. Tesla up to the Moon and to Maple Clearing! For some of […]

Mountain SOL class: Beginning Sur-thrival!

This past week was the Beginning Sur-thrival class! Ms. Stacy taught the class with the help of Ms. Tesla and Mr. Garrett and we learned a wide range of thriving in the woods and taking care of each other as a pack. Monday was our first day of learning about the outdoors! First we went […]

Mountain SOL Tuesday: Bats

Today is Mountain SOL Tuesday! We had the wonderful Malachia Evans joined Bethany and Tesla in teaching the MLA campers about bats and how they live on West Virginia’s birthday! The 5-6 year old class hiked around Birch Crossing to the outdoor learning park where they  learned about how bats can stay up at night […]

Cheat Mountain

Monday, June 19th we are forecasted a 90% chance of precipitation with an estimated 0.89 inches of rain, with a high of 65 degrees and a low of 49 degrees.  This is not unusual. This is Cheat Mountain. Sometimes I forget that this is a crazy place, the novelty gets lost on me since we […]

Mountain SOL Tuesday: Monarch Butterflies

Yesterday was Mountain SOL Tuesday! The MLA campers went with Tesla and Bethany to learn about monarch butterflies and what they need to migrate! The 5-6 year old class sat at the monarch mural and learned about how monarchs migrate from Canada to Mexico and back. They then looked at the monarch waystation and learned […]

Continue your Outdoor Education!

Are you curious about the natural world around you? Maybe a little jealous of the classes that the Mountain SOL student in your life gets to participate in? Well, Aurora Lights Herbal Medics has a summer packed full of workshops for adults and older children focusing on plants and mushrooms.  We will cover identification, cultivation, […]

Workshop last Week: Campside Cooking

Who needs a camp stove? Or a grill? Not us! This week we learned how to cook with nothing but wood and our fire kits! In this class, Jen taught us how to cook on a fire, using lightweight ingredients that we could easily fit into a backpack. We learned how to make oatmeal, survival […]

Mountain SOL Tuesday: Sundial

Yesterday was Mountain SOL Tuesday for the MLA campers! Every Tuesday, everyone gets to go on an outside adventure with Mountain SOL. This week, our theme was “Rock Around the Clock,” so we made a sundial! The 5-6s went with Katie and Liz to Birch Crossing, where we collected rocks. We hiked behind the Mountain […]

Workshop last Week: Self Defense

This past week was our Self Defense workshop! John Mouser taught us how to defend ourselves effectively and safely in different situations.   So far, we have learned tricks for escaping from wrist grabs, body grabs, and choke holds. We also learned how to distract the attacker with a well-placed hit before using the tricks to […]

Cheat Mountain

Last week was our Cheat Mountain trip. The scouts, skills students, Jen, and Oso the dog piled into cars and drove past Elkins and up Cheat Mountain. As we leaned out the windows with Oso and smelled the lovely fresh scent of true wilderness, we knew something amazing was coming. First, we had a quick […]