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I. 6A Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Two too-short boards: The team must bring each member across the two too-short boards, from one platform to the oth- er, starting over each time one touches the ground. Team mem- bers learned to hold onto each other. CLOSED:IN UNIT The rope slide: The team must transfer each member from one tree to the other, starting over each time someone steps out- side of the Hula Hoops, fails to successfully pass the rope back or touches the ground during the journey to the other side. Members became good spotters. They learned to look out for each other and to reach out for each other. The summit: Each team's growth and increased collabo- ration earned the higher chal- lenges. Up high, to succeed at all, each individual must trust the team to keep him safe. The importance of trust was ritualized at this stage. "Sup- port team, ready?" each mem- ber asked of the belay team before climbing 30 feet to the wire or 40 feet to the top deck of the wooden structure. "Yes, we're ready," the sup- port team answered. "Can I trust you?" "Yes, you can trust us," the belay team af- firmed. Team members learned that with the help of their team, they could climb and balance on a high wire, climb beyond their own ad- mitted fears and prior limita- tions to the top. Photos by Jody Flosi/Feather River College TRiO Educational Talent Search EVER AGAIN Structures at Affordable Prices i a's en 20X20: DOUBLE CAR.CARPORT ments in~allers will American Made Steel EdenPURE Heaters Infrared heaters starting at: S 1 ~1~ Save lots on your heating costs g ~,BI Authorized EdenPURE Dealer Quincy and Greenville middle-school students Mast- ed through the course chal- lenges at Grizzly Creek Ranch in a two-day pilot pro- gram -- the collaboration of many individuals and enti- ties sponsored by Feather River College's Educational Talent Search program. Sierra Nevada Journeys and Rob Wade designed the program to provide team building exercises, steward- ship awareness and leader- ship opportunities to stu- dents wedged between child- hood and adolescence, wrestling with self-esteem and identity issues. In back-to-back two-day sessions, Quincy and Greenville students arrived at noon with lunch in hand, dropped off their backpacks', divided into teams, and were led across the meadow to consider ways to minimize the spread of fire, or were taken to the pond to test its water quality. The walks led to discussions on practical -ways they could act as wor- thy stewards of the natural bounty around them. Planning and coordination were led by Gina Rogers, Feather River College's ETS director, and Rob Wade The bridge: Each team must cross the bridge in a minute and a half. Once the first member steps onto the rope, he cannot speak; he must find other ways to communicate. One of the Greenville teams asked to try again after taking more than two minutes to cross the first time. Strategizing, learning from the first attempt, the team had its heftiest member lay himself down and steady the swaying net as his teammates passed over him two at a time. The entire team completed the second crossing in one minute, 26 seconds. Students learned to honor and use the individual strengths of each team member. through his work with the Feather River Land Trust Learning Landscapes Pro- gram and the Feather River Watershed Education Pro- gram. Teachers Megan Smith and Suzanne Stirling from Quincy High School, and Kevin Triance from Greenville High School of- fered their personal time to accompany and stay at the camp with the students for the two-day event. The Educational Talent Search is a federal grant pro- gram that provides sixth- through 12th-grade students with experiences to promote education, encourage high school completion and pur- sue post-secondary educa- tion. Grant funds and com- munity support provided all programs, field trips and support services. Sierra Nevada Journeys hosted and staffed the event, offering hands-on classroom activities, residential out- door experiences and profes- sional development training for educators. Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy that invests in and serves as a catalyst for ideas, partner- ships and programs that im- prove health and quality of life in Northern California through convening, educat- ing and strategic grant mak- ing. Grizzly Creek Ranch pro- vides educational and leader- ship opportunities in a safe and fun environment. Locat- ed near Portola, at an eleva- tion of 5,000 feet, the facili- ties cover 20 acres surround- ed by forest, bluffs, streams and meadows. Feather River Land Trust Learning Landscapes Pro- gram corsserves, manages and restores land in the Feather River region. In partnerships with landown- ers, local communities and the public, the trust main- tains in private ownership the land it acquires. Feather River Coordinated Resource Management and Plumas Unified School Dis- trict collaborated to develop the yearlong Feather River Watershed Education Pro- gram. Sixth-graders study their million-acre backyard to learn how water interacts with the natural and cultural history through a four-day outdoor education camp, monthly local fieldtrips and a five-day Plumas to the Pa- cific trip down the river. FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE Spring 2011 Schedule Now Available at the Following Locations: Quincy Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson Street, Quincy Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 464 W. Main Street, Quincy Work Connection, 1953 E. Main Street, Quincy Alley Cat Cafe, 437 W. Main Street, Quincy plumas Bank, 336 W. Main Street, Quincy Bank cf America, 350 W. Main Street, Quincy Online at: www.frc.edu/admissionsandrecords/schedules.htm, ~:~ ..... 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