On March 28th, the Golden Door Charter School from Jersey City had the opportunity to visit the New Jersey School of Conservation for the very first time! Visiting coordinator Dayna Florentino, worked with NJSOC Program Assistant Lisa Mills to craft an exciting educational experience for the students.
After a brief orientation, students spend the day rotating through three different activities: Water Ecology, Pioneer Life and the Confidence Course. During Water Ecology the students explored the aquatic macro-invertebrates in the Big Flatbrook stream that runs through the campus in Stokes State Forest.
During the Pioneer Life class, Golden Door students learned about pre-industrial ways of living and enjoyed making homemade cornbread which they gobbled down with locally produced maple sugar and butter that they churned. The final class experienced by Golden Door was the Confidence Course during which students tested their limits both physically and mentally on the low-ropes course.
The School of Conservation educational staff truly enjoyed having Golden Door Charter School visit our campus and we hope to see a new cohort of bright enthusiastic students next year!