Rogers Students Wade Into Outdoor Class

Posted: May 2, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Cecilia Valdez, left, and Bailey Simek, both Lingle Middle School sixth-graders, check out an American alligator held by Kory Roberts with Herps of Arkansas on Thursday during the annual Outdoor School at Lake Atalanta in Rogers.

ROGERS -- Students huddled around two shallow trays listed their catch.

At A Glance

Volunteer School

Outdoor school has been a tradition for sixth-graders at Greer Lingle Middle School for 17 years. Volunteers staffed 19 of the school’s 21 stations.

This year’s volunteers came from many different agencies, businesses and groups including Devil’s Den State Park, Hobbs State Park, Beaver Water District, Tightlines Fly Fishing, Benton County Office of Emergency Management, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Ozark Natural Science Center, Lewis and Clark Outfitters, Rogers Morning News, Life Touch, Rogers Water Utilities, Turpentine Creek, Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rogers High School.

Source: Staff Report

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