Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Building a Sense of Place on the Banks of the Blackfoot River


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Students met on the riverbank where the Clearwater enters the Blackfoot River, a site described in Norman Maclean's "A River Runs Through It." Jessica Eller, a graduate student that works with author Chris Dombrowski at the University of Montana helped students captured their own ideas and feelings in words and rhythms enhanced by real current rushing by.

GREENOUGH – The confluence of the Blackfoot and the Clearwater Rivers off Sunset Hill Road was the classroom for nearly 100 Seeley-Swan High School students May 10 as a part of their annual Discovery Day. Discovery Day was funded through grants from the Seeley Lake Community Foundation and the Montana Environmental Education Association. This year the focus was rivers.

"The reason for focusing it on rivers was to prepare some kids to be able to present things at the Norman Maclean Festival in the fall [Sept. 8-10]. We needed to do something this spring that links to that because we would...

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