Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SKMC in the News

As the air temperature drops and we relish the last few sunny days of the fall, all of us here on the mountain are beginning to reflect back on our accomplishments during what has surely been our busiest and most productive year.

This is a yearly ritual for most of us as the yurts transition from the busy school courses of October and November into hibernation mode for much of December. This year, local and regional media have taken notice of our accomplishments as well.

We've gotten four nods in the press this year - the most recent an article in this past Saturday's Charleston Gazette about Clendenin Elementary School's visit. The article is titled "Clendenin Students Mentored in the Mountains." In October, The Intermountain News in Elkins published a photospread and article from the Randolph County Outdoor Education Program. Ed Tellman, editor of The Pendleton Times came up in September to visit with us and 6th graders from North Fork Elementary. He wrote an article about our "Reading the Landscape" program. Back in June, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine published a piece entitled "Higher Learning," about some of TMI's Appalachian education programs as well as our international efforts.

Our own newsletter went out at the end of September. If you're not on our mailing list and would like a copy, send me an email (jdebellis@mountain.org).