ROSEBUD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SOUTH FORK NATURE CENTER
The weather was perfect the morning of May 9th, when the Rosebud High School Pre-Advanced Placement Biology Sophomores with instructor Margaret Moon arrived. Dr. Don Culwell met the school bus and led the group on a nature walk through the woods to the cabin, where he shared the story of folk singer Almeda Riddle, and how this authentic 100-year-old important piece of history was moved and restored.
Four docents provided hands-on instruction: taxidermist Bob Verboon brought his amazing collection of skulls, Shirley Pratt led groups along trails to show edible and medicinal plants, Don Culwell taught hands-on flower structure and function, and artist Joyce Hartmann led the group in drawing techniques and constructing a group nature art journal.
After these sessions and lunch at the picnic tables, students got a good workout when they tried their hand at cutting logs using crosscut saw techniques. After a concluding hike to the waterfall, everyone loaded up on the bus for the return home, taking along memories of a great time with many new things learned.