The Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School 5th Grade Team was presented an Outstanding Youth Partner Award by the Arizona Trail Association on February 23. It was the first time this award has ever been presented to a school or class.
Sabrina Carlson with the AZ Trail Association presented the award to the 5th graders stating, “The Kinsey 5th grade team has an outstanding dedication to engaging, effective, child-centered, place-based education that makes learning fun for their students and helps create the next generation of our public land stewards.”
Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School has continued this partnership with the AZ Trail Association for 3 years.
Joe Caslin, a 5th grade teacher at Kinsey who has worked to make this partnership flourish said, “As a teacher at a place-based school, this partnership is important and it is nice to have this type of support from community partnerships. I have so much gratitude towards the Arizona Trail Association.”
The students are looking forward to several learning excursions on the AZ Trail this spring to continue their stewardship practice.