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Man, Nature Makes Me Uncomfortable

Nick Pearl | Brevard, NC Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” This quote encompasses my love of outdoor education. Each time I enter the wild places, I learn a lesson I did not anticipate. As…
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A Place at MSCS

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC This was my first year with Mountain Sun Community School and I was turned loose in a world full of discovery, exploration, creativity, belonging, and inspiration. I can’t describe this place without these…
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6th and 7th Grade Backpacking Trip on The Foothills Trail

By Kim Skeen | Brevard, NC I often reflect on how grateful I am to have a job where I get to spend time with kids backpacking in these beautiful mountains that surround us. I love seeing their faces light up when they finally see the wildflower…

Peace Talks in the Owl Class

Nick Pearl | Brevard, NC “YOU GRABBED THAT FROM ME!” I heard my young student say. She was working with another student on a solar system puzzle, and had her eyes on the piece that would complete Saturn. Many preschool conflicts begin…
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Monarchs Journey to Cataloochee

By Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC The week before Spring Break, the Monarch Class went camping in Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Remote and picturesque, Cataloochee has an abundance of biodiverse flora and…