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Monday, May 4, 2015

Altadena Mountain Rescue Visits Waverly Elementary School

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Last week the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team visited the Waverly Elementary School in Pasadena.  Team members spoke with kindergarten through 2nd grade students about basic first aid, hiking safety and recognizing dangerous plants and animal life.

The students were asked what items to bring into the forest for a typical hike.  The students gave excellent answers from food, water, map, but a favorite answer was, “pajamas”.

The students were also shown the tools used by the team members, various ropes, climbing gear, harnesses, and safety equipment.  The students had an opportunity to learn mechanical advantage using ropes and pulleys as one student was able to pull against three students and win.

 

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