Sacred Heart students study the great outdoors

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sacred Heart Catholic School

SALISBURY — Sacred Heart Catholic School held its Leopold Camp during the last week of school.

The camp really brought students back down to earth, according to school officials.

Led by middle school science teacher Hillary Shores, campers spent time outdoors learning and exploring the nature and wildlife on Sacred Heart’s campus.

“The lessons that we are teaching about nature, conservation, pollination and even fishing are so important to our future and to the future of our food supply,” Shores said. “Our students are learning lessons that just are not taught in school anymore — at least not as ‘hands on’ as what our Leopold Society Camp does.”

Campers spent their days walking the school’s XC trail while learning basic tree identification, and aquatic ecology at the campus creek, studying rocks, catching tadpoles and crawfish, identifying characteristics of a healthy stream, working with Master Gardeners, learning about bees and pollination, studying berries and fruit trees, and learning how to fish.