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Today after Sunday brunch nine students joined graduate fellow Paul Lovaas, my wife Jennifer and I for a paddle on Black Oak Lake. We started our journey from the shores of the Lowenstine Estate, the up north home of Conserve School’s founder Jim Lowenstine. As a group we maneuvered the 29 foot long,  400 pound Langley canoeinto the water. This canoe is reminiscent of historical fur trade canoes. The students will soon learn more about the role that canoes played in the exploration and development of the country in history class.

We explored the east end of Black Oak Lake. The wind was rather strong at times which made the trip more exciting. As we explored the lake we saw history teacher Micheal Salat having fun wind surfing in the distance. After we returned to shore a few of the students decided to cool off with a quick dip into Black Oak Lake. The temperature was 86 degrees Fahrenheit and I was wishing that I had thought to bring swimming clothes.

I look forward to spending more time on the water with students in the coming weeks.


Stefan Anderson
Head of School

You can learn more about activities at Conserve School on the Conserve School Daily Blog.

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Comment by Suz Lipman on October 2, 2013 at 10:17pm

Looks like you had a great time, Stefan! Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a lot more outings this fall.

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