Headed to the Coast

From left: Artie, William and David are headed for the coast

The Father & Son Sea Kayaking Adventure is underway!

At about 10:00 this morning Executive Director David LePere, Counseling Department Manager William Carpenter and Therapist Artie Smith – along with students Alex, Alexander, Jake, James, Loucas, Sam, Sam, Tommy and Vincent – began their journey to the Georgia coast. Now, this is not what David, William and Artie are typically up to on a Tuesday morning. But for our first Father and Son Adventure it would be hard to find a more perfect crew!

The boys are looking forward to connecting with their dads tomorrow morning. Together, they will paddle with the tide to Cumberland Island National Seashore where they will spend the next few days camping in a primitive area of the island. This exciting Father & Son Adventure has been months in the making and is sure to garner many “tall tales” and “fish stories.”

More to come…

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Migration Education

Sam and Sam examine a Monarch butterfly

Yesterday, CCBS students celebrated “Migration Celebration” with Biologist Jason Love and Ornithologist Marc Hopey as part of the Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research program. Our students participated in Monarch butterfly tagging and bird banding to help document and track migration paths of these animals.

They then had time for learning fun by playing animal charades, I-Spy and Migration Headache all of which reinforced the many variables that can negatively affect a successful trip for the migrators.

All in all it was another great day of hands-on learning!

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Bunnies, Birds and Tadpoles

Davis, Drew and Spencer had the opportunity to enroll several new “students” today. Academic Dean Denise Savidge and Environmental Studies Teacher Betsy Riordan enbarked on an adventure this morning resulting in two new feathered friends (and one egg!) and several giant tadpoles.

It will be interesting to see what new critters emerge in the coming weeks! Pictures below:

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