New Way Field Trips 2018

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

-John Muir

Extreme Adventure Course

On April 4, 2018, students went to Flagstaff to go to the Extreme Adventure Course or the Lowell Observatory. Mrs. Woster helped put together the Flagstaff field trip along with Mr. Walker, Mrs. Morgan, Mr. Bodinet, Mrs. Arthur, and Mrs. Jones. The grades that will be going on this exciting trip are 9-11 graders. Let’s get right to the facts about the Lowell Observatory and the Extreme Adventure Course.

According to flagstaffextreme.com,  “At Flagstaff Extreme we have multiple large circuits within our Adult course, each containing a mixture of approximately 10-17 different obstacles and zip lines. The obstacles range from rope swings, scrambling walls, hanging nets, wobbly bridges and suspended “surprises”. The skill level and height of each circuit are marked using a color-coded system indicating the challenge based on elevation and difficulty. Check-in, safety briefing, demonstration course and all our Adult Courses can be completed in approximately three hours.”

As your journey ends at Flagstaff Extreme you leave with a smile, many achievements and memories that live on.

Lowell Observatory

According to www.Space.com, the Lowell Observatory is the home of Pluto and is a Non-Profit research institution. In a historical photo, Percival Lowell looks through the Clark telescope at Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona. File photo undated. Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is perhaps best known for the discovery of Pluto, but that is not the facility’s only contribution to astronomy.”

At the Lowell Observatory, you get to view the sun or other stars through an equipped solar telescope. The Solar Program starts at 10am, 1pm, and ends at 4pm (that’s along time!).