MADBURY, N.H. - Members of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team made a special return visit to the Moharimet Elementary School on Friday to talk to the students about the nature trail the team helped construct back in November.
The trail had long been a dream of the school when in the fall, members of the team helped make it a reality. In coordination with Moharimet faculty members of the school, including Director of Instruction Danielle Bolduc and former Moharimet teacher Cyd Scarano, 30 posts were set into the ground to mark the trail, starting at the sugar shack built seven years ago. Each post along the trail represents a learning point that helps educate students about trees and nature.
At the sugar shack, the school is able to make maple syrup from the school's own trees and also hosts an annual pancake breakfast.
During Friday's visit, team members split into groups and spent time sitting with students in different classrooms. Each student-athlete was assigned certain posts and talked with the students about the significance. After spending 30 minutes with each class, the players moved on to different rooms. At the end of each period, students were able to ask questions pertaining to the trail itself and what it is like to be a Division I student-athlete.
For more information on the project and a photo gallery of the day's events, visit www.unhwildcats.com.