17 Aug Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

For our Summer SET (Social, Emotional and Talent Development) Plan, we had our first Experimental Learning Expedition. Our freshmen class participated in a blacksmithing class through CedarRoot Folk School in Nordland, Washington. From 9am-4pm, youth and their houseparents learned the basic hand forging process of blacksmithing. During the two days, the kids and houseparents created nails, arrowheads, pendants and even a small knife! We want to thank our instructor Erick for his patience and dedication to making our Journeys Expedition one we won’t soon forget!!

Additionally, while we were on the coast, we toured the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Hadlock, Washington. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is committed to providing students of all ages a quality education in traditional wooden boatbuilding and fine woodworking. We had the opporutnity to see students working on their projects and ask them questions about the program. Exploring the Northwest of Wooden Boat Building provides another education option for our youth. We are thankful for the tour and can’t wait to come back next year!!
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