You might remember that our 5th graders participate in a program called Muddy Sneakers each year. The Muddy Sneakers program exists to enrich the standard course of study through experiential education in an outdoor setting where students connect with the land, become more active, and gain self-confidence while improving science aptitude. Muddy Sneakers began as a pilot program in the spring of 2007 with Brevard and Pisgah Forest Elementary Schools in Transylvania County and has grown each year to now serve 36 schools across 12 counties and 13 school districts in the Carolinas.
As part of their ongoing Muddy Sneakers experience, in November students worked with the field educators to learn all about weather. They used the Scientific Method to measure weather changes between two different points in the day. Throughout the days adventures, students learned about cold fronts, warms fronts, stationary weather fronts. They played weather related games, acted out weather related skits and generally had a blast being out and observing weather first hand.