GHCC staffers Brian Kelly and Hatham Al-Shabibi ventured into the Mount Emily Recreation Area earlier this month with Union County students as part of GHCC's partnership with EOU's Go-ASAP program.
Go-ASAP introduces outdoor recreation and healthy habits to local middle school students, facilitating easy access to wild spaces and equipment. Program leader Professor Kelly Rice and her assistants take the kids hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and snowshoeing, and the program culminates in an overnight backpacking trip.
This year, GHCC is getting to tag along and talk local ecology during some of the activities. The first topic? Trees!