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In the woods: KMS students explore outdoor classroom at PWELC

Erica Dischino / Tribune Students from KMS Elementary School, sit on Kettle Lake as they learn about watersheds at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Wednesday near Spicer. 1 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Instructor Mari Klebe teaches fourth-grade students from KMS about what it was like to live in the late 19th century in the Danielson Log Cabin, built in 1888, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The students took a trip back in time and participate in hands-on learning adventures with old-fashioned tools. 2 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Cameron Kalkbrenner, program facilitator at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, instructs KMS Elementary School students on how to use a compass Wednesday on the PWELC grounds near Spicer. The students were taken into the woods and asked to find various markings with their compass. 3 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Noah Collins, a fourth-grade student at KMS Elementary, experiments with an old-fashioned tool in the Danielson Log Cabin at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. The cabin was built in 1888.4 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Mara Otto, a fourth-grader at KMS Elementary, pulls back the bowstring while taking aim with her arrow Wednesday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Ali Dahmes taught the students about archery, and the students were able to take turns using the bow and arrow aimed at a target. 5 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Cameron Kalkbrenner, program facilitator at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, instructs a KMS Elementary School student on how to use a compass Wednesday near Spicer. PWELC offers programs for environmental education and outdoor recreation in Kandiyohi County.6 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Wyatt Dahline, a fourth-grade student from KMS Elementary, waits to shoot his bow and arrow while learning about archery Wednesday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. 7 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Kierra Nelson, left, and Caleigh Carlson, fourth-grade students at KMS Elementary, learn how to use a compass at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.8 / 9
Erica Dischino / Tribune Kaden Jones, a fourth-grade student from KMS Elementary School, sits on Kettle Lake Wednesday after learning about watersheds at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. 9 / 9

SPICER — Students from the Kerkhoven, Murdock and Sunburg areas learned about all things outdoor Wednesday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer.

The KMS Elementary School students participated in classes on archery, how to read a compass, what it was like to live in a log cabin over a century ago and more.

Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center offers programs for environmental education and outdoor recreation in Kandiyohi County.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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