BLM Uses Land For Outdoor Classroom for High School Students

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 05/20 2014 12:57PM

Updated 05/20 2014 05:24PM

AMARILLO -- As part of the Bureau of Land Managements Hands on the Land youth initiative, the BLM Amarillo Field Office will host an outdoor day camp for local high school students on the Cross Bar Ranch. 

The Cross Bar is a 12,000-acre area of public land near Amarillo, Texas, and is managed by the BLM for its ecological and recreational values. 

Students spent much of the past school year learning about native plant and animal species in north Texas. They'll spend the day engaged in various hands-on learning activities about habitats, behavior, physiology, and more. 

The outing is a joint project with Caprock High School designed to evaluate learning outcomes between the traditional classroom and an outdoor setting. 

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