Students Learn About The BWCA As Tribute To Girl Who Died

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Students Learn About The BWCA As Tribute To Girl Who Died

Postby PaddlerJimmy » Thu May 01, 2008 9:04 am

Students Learn About The B.W.C.A. As Tribute To Girl Who Died
Apr 30, 2008 at 10:24 AM CDT
NBC 6, CBS 3, My 9, Northland News Center

A surplus of smiles filled a Duluth elementary school Tuesday as students learned about our area's most famous wilderness, the B.W.C.A.

Multimedia Watch The Video But as Dave Anderson tells us, the smiles came after sadness.

The gym of Congdon Park School turned into a portage Tuesday to give grade school kids a taste of life in the wilderness.

"Today, we're having Boundary Waters Wilderness day. It is a celebration of the Boundary Waters and we're teaching our students what a wilderness is."

The lessons came from the U.S. Forest Service and included portaging, camping etiquette and team work.

"If you can't do anything as a team you won't get anything accomplished!"

"This activity is more than fun and games; it's a memorial to a little girl who was killed a couple years ago."

Grace Goei died in a car accident in 2006.

The little girl loved the Boundary Waters.

Her family donated the money to put on this event.

They also built this outdoor classroom as a legacy to their daughter's memory.

"The legacy is that our children can continue to learn outside about the outdoors and the things Grace loved and enjoyed."

And it helps to put smiles on faces that recently held tears.

At Congdon Park School, Dave Anderson, the Northland's News Center.

The Boundary Waters Wilderness lessons will continue today at Congdon Park School.

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