Teacher Becky Balkenbush told Tracy that, “I’ve never seen our students so engaged before!”  46 students participated, and got to experience a brand new part of our program: our mechanical systems lab.  Students got hands-on experience with pulleys and mechanical advantage on our 12′ rappelling tower.  They also loved learning to solder while doing our waterproof flashlight lab.  A big thank-you to Tracy Jackson, Jackson Fulcher, Cole Claton, and Floyd Fernandez for helping to run this great program.

Students learn to solder with a helping hand from Dave.


Students plan and build their waterproof caving flashlights, which they then tested in the big bucket of water in the background. Photos by Tracy Jackson. Photo waivers on file.