On January 26, students from the Madison Middle School Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) went on a field trip to Lake Metroparks Farmpark, a working farm and education center in Kirtland, OH. This field trip taught students about climate and weather as they experienced it firsthand. In addition, students had a chance to try out snowshoeing for the first time.
The Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) is a three-year program that focuses on a different environmental issue - water, soil, and energy - each year. Students join the Institute during sixth grade, where they begin to learn about issues and prepare to plant their garden. In seventh grade, students plant the garden, which provides fresh vegetables and ultimately supplies the community project that eighth grade members create and execute to reflect on what they learned and help educate others. Students meet one hour once a month after school, and take a monthly field trip to various locations.