The students were given an optional assignment to write a short essay or paragraph about one of our hikes. These are some responses we have gotten so far.

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March 7, 2019

The Nature Navigators would like to thank Pearson's Falls for the free admission and learning experience! The students enjoyed walking along Colt Creek to see all of the water plummeting over the stunning falls. Plants like the walking fern were interesting to learn ab...

March 4, 2019

Polk County Middle School hiking club, the Nature Navigators, hiked with Carrie Baris and Katy Montgomery from PCHS up 900+ feet to Little Bearwallow Falls on a lovely Saturday in February. The hike was led by Rowann Hoy, sixth grade science teacher at PCMS. Only one o...

February 12, 2019

The Nature Navigators, the Polk County Middle School Hiking Club, hit the trail again! This adventure was along the Green River on part of the Green River Cove Trail. The hike was all about the native hemlock tree and its invasive predator, the woolly adelgid beetle....

January 25, 2019

The latest exploration for the Nature Navigators, the PCMS hiking club, was at Laura Baird’s private property in Sunny View. The intrepid hikers got wet and wild investigating a creek. They caught 1 amphibian, a salamander, and many invertebrates such as a crawdad and...

November 3, 2016

The Nature Navigators went on a hike to Norman Wilder Forest on October 26th. We saw salamanders at the drip falls. We saw two salamanders, one was a baby. Also we saw a tiny snail. We saw that this snail had an opening on right which is called a gilled snail and these...

November 3, 2016

  On October 26th, the Polk County Middle School Hiking Club and I went to Norman Wilder Forest in Tryon, North Carolina. The forest is taken care of the Pacolet Area Conservancy, and was donated to them by the previous land owner. It was a vineyard, and the land owner...

November 3, 2016

Nature Navigators, PCMS hiking club, completes trek through Norman Wilder Forest on October 26th. Joining us was Ms. Pam from PAC. She was there talking to us about types of flowers and salamanders. We learned and talked about new things we did not know before and it w...

November 3, 2016

The hiking club went to Norman Wilder Forest. The date was October 26th on a Wednesday. We went with Pam from the Pacolet Area Conservancy. I asked Pam about a weird, spiky tree. Pam said it was a Devils’ Walking Stick. We also saw another spiky thing, it was chestnut...

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