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The SceneLearning in an outdoor classroom

  • Weare Middle School Students on their tour of the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Project. Picasa—Courtesy of Nicole Richardson

  • Weare Middle School Students on their tour of the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Project. Picasa—Courtesy of Nicole Richardson

  • RIGHT: Wyatt Sohl tours the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Project.

  • Julia Briggaman and Megan Rousseau take journal notes on the top of the dam.

  • Army Corps of Engineers Rangers join the students on the trip and provided valuable information about the dam construction, safety features and how it works during flooding. Photos courtesy of Nicole Richardson


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This fall, seventh-grade science teacher Jan Dwinnells taught her students at the Weare Middle School about the 1938 Great Flood, the subsequent construction of the Hopkinton-Everett dam system, and how it had an everlasting impact on the town . On Nov. 9, the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Project became the students’ science classroom for the day as they hiked five miles through the Flood Control Area in East Weare Village to the Everett Dam. Prior to the trip, students viewed a slideshow on the Hurricane and Great Flood of 1938 and completed a mapping task of the Flood Control Area using maps furnished by the USACE Rangers.