CS Porter Middle School Field Trips

June 6th, 2016

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The CS Porter Middle School sixth grade visited MPG over the course of six days. The teachers brought more than 150 children for their spring field trip. The day consisted of three stations that small groups of students rotated through.

Watershed Education Network ran a station where students learned about macroinvertebrates and water quality. The students waded in the Bitterroot River to collect samples before studying them in greater detail. Missoula Writing Collaborative ran the third station. Here students received instruction and guidance as they wrote and shared place-based poetry.The field trips are a yearly occurrence and an opportunity for these students to take their learning process outside the classroom. Each spring they return to the banks of the Bitterroot River to explore and learn.

About the Author

Joshua Lisbon

Joshua graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula, in 2009 with an M.A. in Intercultural Youth and Family Development. Joshua has designed and implemented wilderness and experiential-based education programs for various agencies since 2001. He has worked in Missoula since 2005 predominately with disadvantaged populations providing challenging and empowering programming for youth and adults alike.At MPG, Joshua works to coordinate with local agencies and school districts as well as the university to connect students and members of the community to MPG’s work. He also recruits and mobilizes volunteers to accomplish various projects for the ranch. In his free time, Joshua enjoys exploring Montana’s wild places. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys any pursuit that keeps him connected to the natural world.