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Students head to Tall Timbers next week


About 60 sixth graders from Lake Roosevelt Elementary and Nespelem Schools will be trekking to the Tall Timber Ranch, near Leavenworth, next week.

Sixth graders from the two schools have been going to the ranch for the past several years to learn about teamwork and outdoor experiences.

Lake Roosevelt Elementary has 51 sixth graders, and Nespelem eight.

School officials here said six adults will go with the students, and all will travel by school bus.

The outing is for May 18–20.

While there, students for the local schools will be the first to use the new Tall Timbers zip line. Students will climb up to a tree platform and, after putting on a safety harness, will travel some 50 feet above ground along a rope to the other end of the zip line. Workers were just finishing the new line last week.

The students will also go geocaching, hiking, receive various teaching ideas around the campfire, learn how to identify trees, and learn about team building.

Students stay in cabins and eat meals made from an industrial kitchen. Students will also get the experience of working in the kitchen, a Tall Timbers worker noted.

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