Northern Michigan Schools: Outdoor Education at Ludington State Park

Northern Michigan Schools: It is a cool night in the woods of Ludington State Park, where forty-eight sixth grade students from Goodwillie Environmental School sit close together around a fire. They are bundled in blue hoodies and self-knit hats; their zip-off pants are blackened by dirt and sticky with stray bits of marshmallow. I sit behind them on a log with two teachers and a fellow counselor. The clearing where we are gathered is surrounded by beech and oak, beyond which a dozen scattered tents are hidden in the…

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