March 29: Free-Range Fitness

We had an absolutely perfect spring day. You could not ask for better weather to spend time wander all over the woods with no shoes on. We started out the class with a warm-up…free-range style.     Then, we followed it up with a hike up the hill. We paused for our snack break on a bare, […]

March 16: Free-Range Fitness

  Another beautiful spring day; perfect for spending time outside.  What better way to prepare yourself for your next marathon (or your next marathon hiking adventure) than to run or crawl up and down a clay embankment! The students practiced climbing under the “overhang.” Then they had lots of fun running and jumping over the “hole” […]

Mountain SOL had a fabulous first semester!

We are so very pleased with our first semester of Mountain SOL. This semester we offered both an in-school program for students at the Morgantown Learning Academy as well as afterschool programs open to all local students. Our In-School Mountain SOL program worked with Morgantown Learning Academy classroom teachers, from Pre-K 3 through Middle School, […]

The Daily Update- Oct 22nd

What we have been up to: We have been exploring our property and creating new hideouts as well as working on our tracking skills!  We found new fox and even bobcat tracks today on our property. (these images are not ours, but we used them to show our online students what a West Virginia bobcat […]

Hercules reports in from Oklahoma

Hello everyone!  Hercules says that the plants around this area are Yucca, Pincushion cactus, Prickly pear cactus , and Agave.[ Might see]  Cereus cactus. Animals in his area are the Prarie dog, fox, coyote, and tarantula! He is hiking in the Gloss Mountains State Park: Gloss Mountain State Park is located in the heart of a […]

The Crazy Campout Adventure

Written by the Jaguares… This was the first campout that nobody asked if we were cancelling….since Mountain SOL never cancels…and it rains every time. We hiked up the hill to the teepee tent and our scout camp.  We laid our stuff out in the tent, stuffed our face with pizza, asked for more, and then […]

Mountain Jaguares goes to Coopers Rocks Oct 3

Today we went to Coopers Rocks.  We found all kinds of new stuff.  It was Kris’s first time at Coopers Rocks and it was his birthday :]!  We climbed rocks+we went in caves that we had to squeeze through. Happy Birthday Kristian!! Here we are at the Overlook!  It was supposed to thunderstorm on us…but […]

Check in from our online students!

Here are the online check-ins that we have received so far: From Sajit (Nepal): Hi!  I’m hiking near Shivapuri. Aiselu, Nepalese small wild fruit .we called in English wild raspberries.   A common fruit in the hilly Nepal, Aiselu, is usually ripe for eating in around spring time. These delicious wild raspberries can be plucked […]

Second week of Mountain Jaguares

Today in Mountain Jaguares we worked on compass skills and we found which way was north. Next we showed the domino effect (which is when our front scout is to close to our snake scout and we all fall down) then we showed what Not to do if there where a bear…to scream and shout […]

Our first Mountain Jaguares Adventure! September 10, 2014

Hello jaguares! We had a fantastic first day!  We are delighted to welcome new members to our group, including friends from Nepal and from Ecuador!  First, I will share our adventures, and then introduce our new friends. Today we hiked on our property and we were excited to find feathers from a turkey.  We went […]