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A Talk in the Woods: Students Become Teachers in Leave No Trace


  The seven students peering out from the edge of the lean-to hail from locations as varied as Chicago, Oakland, and Beijing, China, but for eight months of the year they all call the Adirondacks home. Facing them, Benji, a ninth grader at North Country School (NCS)—a two hundred–acre junior boarding school READ MORE

Lending a Hand in the Backcountry


On an early spring day, a group of seventh-through-ninth graders make their way along the muddy trail past the beaver dam toward Copperas Pond. In their daypacks, alongside water bottles, snacks, and raincoats, they bring with them a new lean-to log. The blank pages are ready to record the stories READ MORE