• Expedition: Jun 3-8, 2001
  • Atwater High School and the Detroit Metropolitan Community Center
  • Yosemite National Park. Glen Aulin

Expedition VII consisted of 11 students from Atwater High School and the Detroit Metropolitan Community Center. This was our only team consisting of students from another state and region. Students visited Yosemite from June 3-8, 2001 and completed a 6 mile trek from Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin.

On this trip, the students were able to see a large array of waterfalls in the Yosemite wilderness including Tuolumne Falls, White Cascade, California Falls, Le Conte Falls, and Waterwheel Falls. The journey took them from the Tioga Pass Road into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River. The students were greeted by blue skies and warm sunny days as they accomplished many feats. While in Yosemite:

  • completed a 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip
  • collected vital baseline surface water data using GLOBE protocols
  • conducted an atmospheric ozone test
  • hiked a total of 20 miles in the Yosemite's high country wilderness
  • learned about the natural and cultural history of the area
  • met students from other cultural backgrounds
  • chronicled their thoughts, revelations, and experiences for their peers at school and around the world as well as for land managers, teachers, and environmentalists
  • learned about the meaning of wilderness through first hand experience
  • learned to hike and camp using Leave No Trace principles

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