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Kinesiology Faculty Hosts Wilderness Survival Skills Field Trip

By: Cienna Madrid


On Sept. 22, Ken Bell, associate professor for the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology, lead a combined team of 15 Boise State students, 20 Timberline High School students and 20 North Junior High students on an overnight trip to Garden Valley to put into practice outdoor adventure skills the students were learning, including how to build primitive shelters, purify water, fly fish and build fires, among other things.

The collaborative outdoor adventure project developed from a workshop Bell completed with other teachers last summer.

“We thought, let’s take these kids, in my case P.E. majors, out into nature and help them apply their skills in a fun setting,” Bell said. “Each set of students was learning different skill sets, so they were able mentor each other.”

The overnight trip was featured in the Idaho Statesman (paywall).