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Fifth Grade Overnight Trip to The Greenkill Environmental Center


The 5th grader students attended an overnight trip to the Greenkill Environmental Center where they  had a chance to experience nature, teamwork and survival skills.  Students were placed in groups and assigned a ’naturalist’ who taught them about safety, survival skills, how to work together to accomplish multiple tasks in addition to confidence building activities like crossing a rope bridge over a brook. They went hiking on trails in the mountains, built their own fires without matches, and of course enjoyed recreational activities like snow tubing and basketball. This trip gave them an insight into wildlife through the show “Birds of Prey” and a forest ecology hike.  
This opportunity gave students a chance to learn to work together, problem solve and appreciate nature. Thank you to all the chaperones including, Rabbi Landsman, Mrs. Cohen, Rabbi Finkelstein, Rabbi Rohr, Mrs. Orlanski, Mrs. Jaffe, Morah Naomi Amar, and EMT Ari Weinberger for making this trip so memorable. Special thanks to Rabbi Lonner and Rabbi Kovitz for providing all the delicious food and snacks that the children enjoyed!