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Conover School Students Learn About Nature Preservation

Mr. Townsley and his students take a timeout from picking up trash.

Mr. Townsley and his students take a timeout from keeping the world beautiful.

On October 16 from 9:30 to 1:30, Conover School’s high school department took approximately 40 students to Glenn Hilton Park in Hickory, NC. The purpose of the trip was to allow the high school students to experience nature, and also to learn about the preservation of nature through learning about pollution, the environment and wildlife.

The students split into teams and rotated through stations, which included several groups. One group went on environmental walks, another group looked at the impact of

Stacy Archer takes a break with 2 of her students.

Stacy Archer takes a break with 2 of her students.

trash on the environment and animals’ natural habitat, and the final group focused on story-telling. This latter group also picked up leaves to create collages.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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