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     The Outdoor Class conducted an experiment to see if age affects the height of red pine trees. Red pines were cored to measure age and a clinometer was used to measure height. Eight total trees were tested in different sites. Four of the trees tested were naturally growing and...


Students from the Environmental Studies and Outdoor education course will be presenting this year at the VINS Science Symposium. Michelle Amato from VINS came to TA to tell the class about this amazing opportunity. ...


By Thomas Worth There is now a sign leading up to the outdoor classroom. Now students and community members will know where to go when they come to the yurt for the first time. I made my sign by burning the letters into the wood by hand. It took me a...


By Hugh O'Donnell For my capstone project, I decided to build off of my idea from the last capstone project I did in the fall and refurbish the fire pit in the outdoor classroom. The last fire pit I created was made of stacked stones, and I decided to create something...


By Spencer Williams To watch a video of the outdoor program highlights click Here This year the outdoor class did Three big projects that I see as highlights of the year.  We built a yurt, went on an overnight, and we did a maple sugaring unit. Building the yurt was a big accomplishment....


By Hunter LeFevre For my capstone project I made a sign to recognize everyone who helped build the yurt. The sign is two feet by two feet and made out of cedar wood. It was routed on a CNC router, then it was stained, painted and sanded. I really like how...


By Alex Emerson I got the idea to build a woodshed for the yurt when I was piling wood onto the cold wet ground last fall. I thought it would be great to actually have something to store and keep the wood dry at our new outdoor classroom. I knew that...


By Joseph Dunn Next year the Thetford Outdoor Program is going to be building a sugarshack. For my capstone project I have built a model of this building. I first started by drawing the design on graph paper. I used a one inch equals one foot scale. I used building plans...


By, Nic Skinner The Maple Leaf students now have an outdoor classroom on Thetford Academy property.  I picked this capstone project because it is a nice thing to do for the Maple Leaf day care students to give them a place to play in nature and be themselves. The location that...

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