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Discovery Trips

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”

-- Wendell Berry, author, activist and Discovery host in Carrollton, Kentucky

Every other year, EMHS offers students the opportunity to participate in a month-long, cross-country group learning experience about land and water resources. Students who have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade apply to join approximately 25 other students and a team of leaders for this life-shaping experience which usually lasts much of the month of June.

The June 2019 excursion was led by Lee Good, EMHS science teacher, who joined previous Discovery trips in 2011 and '13 and led trips in 2015 and '17. Additional faculty and staff, a cook and a nurse will round out the leadership team.

Read an article about alumni who met up with Discovery '19 on their travels.

Slide shows from Discovery 2019 coming soon.

 

History of Discovery

Myron Blosser ’79, long-time EMHS biology teacher, led the first Coast-to-Coast trip in 1998 from Harrisonburg High School.

Five years later, after joining the staff at EMS, he and Elwood Yoder lead a trip called Lewis and Clark. This biennial trip was later called Discovery.

Myron led trips until 2013. Science teacher Lee Good, joined the trips in 2011 and 2013 and has taken leadership since then. He will lead his third trip summer 2019.

Read an article by Kerinna Good '19 on experiential learning and Discovery '17.

 

Images from Discovery 2017