Bessemer middle schoolers try hands at survival skills


March 3, 2020

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Bessemer seventh graders, from left, Zahkira Webster, Connor Johnson, Kris Kirtland and Devin Carlson take a break from building their shelter during a class project at Wolverine Nordic Trails in Ironwood Township.

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Seventh graders from Bessemer's A.D. Johnston Middle School recently attended a snowshoeing and winter survival field trip at Wolverine Nordic Trails in Ironwood Township. 

The field trip was led by Brian Doughty of Michigan Tech as one of MTU's winter field trip offerings. 

The trip began at the chalet where Doughty presented the students with a scenario where the students were on a plane that crashed in Canada during the winter. In the scenario, all of the people on the plane initially survived the crash and students had to prioritize items that were salvaged from...

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