Fifth graders at Saluda Elementary School are busy preparing for a year of learning about the enviroment – and getting their shoes dirty.

Muddy Sneakers is an enviromental education program for fifth grade students. Saluda students will take part in six Muddy Sneakers programs this year.

Carlisle Rankin, a Muddy Sneakers instructor, recently visited Ginger Rackley’s class to review what students should bring for each program and showed the students the journals they will be using during each outing.