SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The WOLF school in Springfield celebrated it’s 10th graduating class Monday.
This program, a vision of Johnny Morris, inspires and educates 5th-grade students with a conservation education.
Forty-three students graduated from the Wonders Of The Ozarks Learning Facility School at the Wonders of Wildlife campus this morning.
Throughout the year, students spend a significant amount of time in nature hunting, hiking, fishing and learning outdoor survival skills.
“My favorite part was probably being able to go into the cave because we got to go all the way in and it was really fun,” said Ashley Carpenter, a WOLF graduate.
“It’s just great to see young people who are getting outdoors and are learning about nature and are realizing that there’s a lot of science and math and other skills that you have to have if you want to work in conservation,” said Lisa Allen, the state forester for the Missouri Department Of Conservation.
Allen also spoke at today’s ceremony.
Over the last decade, more than 400 students have graduated from the WOLF school.