On June 6th Career Academy students went on a hiking trip to Worthington State Park. Students had the choice to take the moderate hike to Sunfish Pond or the advanced hike to Mt. Tammany. It was a beautiful day the sun was shining and the students were amazed at what they could see from the top of the mountain. You could see both New Jersey and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. The students could not believe how far they could see and said that they were glad they came. Mr. Kliesh is hoping that this hike will start a trend for students to go hiking on their own and enjoy the outdoors.
On June 13th, Career Academy students proved their commitment to the community by cleaning up the beach at Sandy Hook New Jersey. Although the forecast called for rain, the students were determined to get to their destination to learn a little bit about the environment, historic sites of the shore, and the geography.
As the busses arrived, cloudy skies gave way to sunshine and the students were greeted by Park Ranger Steve Schiffer and two Ranger interns who provided insight to safely navigate the marshes and gave tips on avoiding poison ivy. As the students completed the community service, it was clear the impact their efforts had on the beach as the bags of garbage piled up. The duties performed will “help the ecosystem as a whole” as well as the beach goers of the coming summer months. All work and no play was not the theme for the day, the participants enjoyed a picnic on the beach followed by a football and frisbee toss. A day filled with learning, laughing and cleaning will be remembered as we hopefully make many more trips to the beach this summer!
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