Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scituate High School and Project Adventure - Getting Kids Motivated About Moving

"We are going with more life long skills than team sports type things" is the quote by Greg Rainer, Health and Wellness Chair at Scituate High School in Scituate, MA. As part of a tax override vote, the school has been able to replace a climbing wall that had been installed by novices with a professionally installed Project Adventure Climbing Wall.

In an article by Brian Nanos of the Wicked Local Website, PA Installer and Challenge Course Inspection Coordinator Alex Kramer is pictured providing an orientation to Rainer of the new climbing wall. In September, Physical Educators and other staff will receive training from Project Adventure on the appropriate use of the elements.

Assistant Superintendent, Jim Kelleher refers to the PA climbing wall and training as tools for continued improvement of curriculum in the district.

Interested in installing a climbing wall in your school or agency? Contact PA today! 978-524-4554 or

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Casa Mia Ranch - Behavior Management through Adventure in the Southwest

Casa Mia Ranch, located in Silver City, NM, uses Project Adventure's licensed model, Behavior Management through Adventure, as a tool for helping vulnerable and at-risk youth realize their full potential and break through perceived barriers to become successful and contributing members of society.

According to the Casa Mia Ranch website, BMTA and experiential ed are implemented to:

"encourage people to learn new things about themselves and offer engaging opportunities for the practice of fundamental life skills".

Through action oriented, hands-on educational methods, the ranch seeks to instill the knowledge that:
  • Each of us has the potential to influence our world.
  • We can take responsibility for our own actions.
  • Most behavioral limitations are self-imposed.
  • Planning, teamwork, and determination can over-come great obstacles.

To read evaluation data from other BMTA sites, click here.

To learn how you can use the tools and methods of this researched model, BMTA, contact Beth Wonson, , 978-524-4619.