Because of time windows, we offer two hiking classrooms:
On the hiking classroom we introduce plants and trees used by the First Nations, discuss the edible-medicinal purposes and toolage. We also cover fish & wildlife of the valley used by Indigenous people, as well as native history.
Time permitting, along the way we incorporate challenges like, moose calling, fire by friction and a “cook the egg competition. The challenges are designed, so that regardless of how one is doing in school. Everyone gets to participate.
The trip ends at an Attawandaron village site of the 1400’s. We discuss why this village location and the students can get fresh water from the village springs.
At the end we do a circle talk. Where each team shares with their guide something new they learned, but they cannot repeat what some one else said.
During the fire competitions, many schools bring their own hotdogs or marshmallows.