The three R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.. It seems like we’ve heard them a million times, but what do they actually mean and how do you incorporate them into your life? During Unplugged outdoor education classes, students explored these same questions and discovered new, unique ways to interact with waste.
When you think of the term “outdoor education,” there may be a lot of different ideas that come to mind.
Maybe you imagine your kids deep in the wilderness learning survival skills that leave you wondering about their real-life applicability. Maybe you imagine a regular lesson taught in school, but the only difference is that your kids are outside. Outdoor education can certainly be incorporated in a wide variety of ways!
Casar, North Carolina, is a destination. If you are traveling from Belwood to Polkville, you’ll pass right through. Otherwise, it isn’t one of the towns that’s ‘on the way’. In spite of the isolation, Casar and Camp Tekoa Foothills are located only one hour from the Charlotte International Airport! Less than 45 minutes to Hickory, 30 to Morganton or Shelby, and a beautiful hour and a half from Asheville. With this background in mind, I’m privileged to tell you the story of our fall adventure: Pumpkin Chunkin’!