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Hikers learn to love and conserve the land

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2014

~~<p>Ted Clement's first job after graduating from college in 1991 was working as an environmental educator for the Outward Bound School in Maine. A longtime outdoor enthusiast with a Bachelor of Science degree, he led high school and college students on expeditions ranging from about three weeks to three months.</p>
<p>Every course had an organized &quot;solo,&quot; during which students would be left alone in a safe, albeit remote, wilderness area. Journaling was a big part of that experience. When the students completed their solo, which sometimes lasted a few days, there was a ceremony where they would read some of their journal entries.</p>
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Ted Clement's first job after graduating from college in 1991 was working as an environmental educator for the Outward Bound School in Maine. A longtime outdoor enthusiast with a Bachelor of Science degree, he led high school and college students on expeditions ranging from about three weeks to three months.

Every course had an organized "solo," during which students would be left alone in a safe, albeit remote, wilderness area. Journaling was a big part of that experience. When the students completed their solo, which sometimes lasted a few days, there was a ceremony where they would read some of their journal entries. Login for more...



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