Bring on the Class of 2014 tHInK outsidE

Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
~Regina Brett, from 45 Lesson Life Taught Me

tHInK outsidE Website
tHInK outsidE Website

So excited to share that tomorrow starts a new tHInK outsidE class. This year I will be teaching 10, 70 minute classes to 5th and 6th graders all about the PCT, hiking, getting outside, gear, survival, food, and map reading.  Students are divided up into 2 classes of 22. This makes it very manageable to have lots of computer and group activity time. This year I am planning for the class to Skype with an upcoming triple crowner (Wired), welcome our local Search and Rescue back as guest speakers, and visit with a very famous long distance hiker (fingers crossed on this one). It is going to be GREAT!


  1. Rockin’, your video is very good. You could have a side job doing that! Very cool and kept my attention all the way through. And yep, I bet it’d be cool to be a 5th or 6th grader. I remember doing a class while in Jr. College called “the stud of the Sierra Nevada”. It was really fun and I learned a few things I still remember. Like that at that time, 1988, there were less than 10 California Condors still in existence. Now there are hundreds thanks to conservation efforts. They’ve had a tough come back but they are doing it and the humans trying to help them are applauded. OK, whoops. Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Have a fun year in the tHInK outside classroom.

  2. What a great teacher you must be! Makes me kind of wish I had a 5th or 6th grader in the Pacific NW. May it be a great class experience for all involved!

    • I feel so honored to have the opportunity to instill the love of getting outside to these kids with some nifty tools for safety. Thank you for the encouragement.

  3. steve scarano

    Rockin’, the gear I’ve collected for my kids outdoor safety/survival class needs a good home: CD’s (mirrors) and whistles, for example. If you want them and are going to the KO maybe we can do a hand-off there.
    Hamburger Helper

    • This sounds like a very generous plan and of course I would love anything you have for the kids. I will be using your information you sent me last year. It was super helpful. Thanks Hamburger Helper!

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