From Hydro Flask, and in partnership with the National Park Trust’s Buddy Bison Program, this episode of the Let’s Goseries introduces us to a class from Ida B. Wells Middle School that leaves Washington, D.C., to visit the 100-acre Carderock Recreation Area in nearby Maryland. Students spend the day exploring this part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park byrock climbing—a first for many.

I just watched the short video on Outside magazine’s website, “D.C. Students Leave the City to Explore a National Park”. As an educator for 19 years, I just had to say thank you. I’ve been teaching Physical Education and Health my whole career, and one of my favorite classes to teach is Outdoor Adventure. We try to get kids outside and to push themselves to try new things. It sparks so much joy watching my kids, and the kids in this video, as they succeed at trying something new. 

Thanks for making this program available for kids all over the USA. A huge round of applause to you!

Amy Cariotto
Lincoln Southwest High School
Physical Education & Health