About 30 Alaska high school students deboned, ground and packaged moose meat from an animal shot by their teacher to learn about anatomy, life skills and the state's cultural traditions. They'll eat some at a dinner and give the rest to the needy. https://t.co/sUfQhnTcMN
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Great Associated Press story on Alaska high school students taking home ec to a new level in true Last Frontier fashion. Here’s more:
The seminar program emphasizes experiential learning — the approach used when the students butchered the cow moose carcass that teacher Brian Mason delivered in his pickup truck.
“You can learn certainly about anatomy from diagrams and textbooks and videos. But getting your hands on an animal is a big part of the science aspect of it,” Mason said.
Mason killed the moose using a special Cultural Educational Harvest Permit from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which allows game animals to be killed for educational purposes.