On Thursday, the ALP re-visited the Audubon Center. The first part of the day was spent learning about different the different types of energy that power the world around us. The students held a great discussion about all of the types of energy it takes to get a glass of milk to your table. They were also able to build their own windmills. It was a great competition. The afternoon was spent learning about the process of maple-syruping. (Did you know that only a small portion of the northeast United States provides the whole world with it's maple syrup?) They were able to blind taste-test all different kinds of syrup. The natural maple syrup beat out all of the store brands by everyone's standards! After the classroom, the students were able to head outside and experience firsthand, the process of gathering sap and cooking maple syrup. The weather was beautiful and fun was had by all.
A group of ALP students spent Thursday at Pine Technical College for Gold Collar Career Day where they learned about careers in the fields of technology and manufacturing. They also heard from guest speakers in the field and were able to tour Atscott Manufacturing in Pine City.
Students and staff had a great time today on our trip to the Audubon Center of the North Woods where we learned about the Native American art of porcupine quillwork and were able to make our own quill projects. We also met Spike, the Audubon Center's resident 14lb porcupine! A few students thought he was cute enough for a pet.
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