After reading the wilderness survival novel, ‘Hatchet,’ by Gary Paulsen, and preparing ahead of time in class, fourth-graders at the Academy at the Lakes in Land O’ Lakes got to experience what it might take to survive a simulated plane crash in the wilderness. They conducted the survival exercise on vacant land owned by the school off of 20 Mile Level Road in Land O’ Lakes. The program was the brainchild of teacher Steph Huff, who teaches reading and writing at the independent private school.
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