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How 'Rise And Shine' Scholars Learned To Love Hiking


Last updated 9/30/2019 at 4:51pm

Bella Waters looks at the forest through binoculars. (Photo courtesy of Kim Coram.) 

The best thing about the Rise & Shine hiking club was the way they connected, said some of the young people who took part. This summer, they explored trails in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The preserve is just blocks from Rise & Shine, their after-school program in the Rosenwald neighborhood of Brevard. Still, some of them had never been there. And, honestly, they didn't love everything about hiking.

"Our legs got tired," said L'Tien Collington, a third grader at Brevard Elementary. And it was hot, said Nichelle Stanton, a seventh grader at Brevard Middle.

Stanton said best part was...

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