Our 5th grade students participate in 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.
Recently our 5th graders took a Muddy Sneakers excursion to Fires Creek. The day was spent learning about matter. Specifically they learned about the water cycle.
In these photos, students are seen trying to collect items or organisms that absorb or relase water. Below students are seen playing a water cycle game where the person in the middle was is sun and the rest were raindrops. When the sun turns around and if the sun see you move, you have to run over to the side and wait for at least 3 raindrops(students) to collect before going back to the game in what is a simulation of rain.