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Students return to trail

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By Special to the Monitor

On Sept. 17 Mountain School sixth graders, their teachers, Laura Dorius and Mary Ethyl Plotner, along with Principal Gerry Washburn, Los Alamos County employees Craig Martin, Sylvan Argo, John Hogan, and several parent volunteers, returned to Quemazon Nature Trail to do trail work, plant identification and participate in a fire effects scavenger hunt.  
This trip was the kick-off to Mountain School’s hands-on science initiative and marks the return of Mountain School sixth graders to outdoor science.
Mountain School sixth graders will work on developing a new nature trail in conjunction with Martin, the Youth Conservation Corps and others.  
The program integrates science, math, language arts and social studies in a project that gets students outside and involved in their community.  
Mountain sixth grader Rose Click said while working on the trail, “This gives me such a sense of power to think that sixth graders built this trail.”  
Mountain School students will begin work near Mitchell Trail on Oct. 22.