Beautiful September weather offered the perfect backdrop for Saluda Elementary fifth graders to get outside and learn more about the world around them.

Students in Ginger Rackley’s class took part in their second Muddy Sneakers expedition of the year. Muddy Sneakers is an outdoor education program that works with fifth-grade public school students to help teach the core concepts of the state science curriculum.

Saluda students learned more about the three types of heat transfer as they participated in various outdoor activities.

“I love Muddy Sneakers,” said Lawson Marion. “We learned about convection, conduction and radiation. The most fun thing we did was build animal shelters.”

“I really enjoyed writing in our journals and making different homes for animals,” said Jack Baughman.