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MSCS Students Exploring the Natural World

Brevard, NC | Kayla Leed Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun Community School students do throughout…

Let's Go Out and Play Together!

McNeill Mann | Brevard, NC Join the Natural Play Project at an upcoming Natural Playdate! Playdates are free, facilitated, natural play experiences for children 3-5 years old with their parent/caregiver. They take place outside and include…

Another Camping Trip?

Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC When I looked at my calendar as February turned to March, this question popped in my mind as I saw our next camping trip approaching. You see, camping trips are a lot of work for us teachers. So when it’s about…

Thoughts from the Front of the Boat

Daniel Sprinkle | Brevard, NC We all have control issues. For some of us, it’s right there on the surface. For others, there’s a slighter, more subconscious element about it. But it’s there. This need is why get a little twitchy when…
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Boundaries in the Outdoors

Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC One of the places that the children play is an open area of grass, with some large beautiful boulders, and an old hemlock tree. There are boundaries that the children learn and respect. They understand how they…
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Water Water Everywhere

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC Living in a temperate rainforest comes with the good, the bad, and the sloppy. Grab some rain boots, a good book, or settle in for good times inside and out. Snuggling up at home, in your pajamas, with your…
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Lucky Us

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC I had the joy of taking the Acorn Class to the WNC Nature Center on a field trip.  It was wonderful!!  Breaking the day down into pieces sheds light on so many gifts we have here at Mountain Sun and the region we…
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Backpacking with the Coyotes

Brevard, NC | Janna Carlson Plans change and often for the better. On a recent backpacking trip with the Coyote class, we made the decision to delay our departure by a day to avoid a downpour. We managed to miss the storm and maintain…
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Experiential Learning at Mountain Sun Community School

Kim Skeen | Brevard, NC Our journey began with a silent hike down a steep and winding trail, minds full of anticipation and excitement for a different kind of school week. As the trail came to an end, the landscape opened up into the beautiful…
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It Takes a Village

By Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC Many times I have heard the proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child." I have often reflected on that concept and agreed. There are many times when parents and friends help in ways such as driving a child…