Alaska High School Teacher Hunted a Moose and Brought It to School. Then Things Got Interesting

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A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class

A school is a crucial place where everyone gains not only the knowledge but also the skills. Hunting and trapping are happening in the US, but it’s not included in the public school curriculum. In such a situation, Alaska high school teacher brave enough to bring a dead moose into the classroom.

Throughout the lesson, students get real-time experience to know about the animal’s anatomy. Each student received a four-inch boning knife and taught them to de-bone, trim, and process the meat correctly.

“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,” Brian Mason, the teacher, expressed about his thoughts.

A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High students Reuben Dobson Gabriel Lay recite the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of class. Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Mason got special permission from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for bringing the animal to the classroom for learning purposes. Moreover, this school offers such kinds of real-world, hands-on learning experiences under the program called World Discovery Seminar.

A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak teacher Brian Mason shows students Eris Soellers and Lydia McDougall how to trim moose meat. Students in Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High teacher Brian Mason helps student Jasmine McLean cut into a moose leg. Students in Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butcher a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High students Eris Soellers, left, and Lydia McDougall trim moose meat. Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butcher a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
From left, Chugiak High students Jasmine McLean, Ryley Edwards, Taylor Kamrath listen as teacher Brian Mason shows how trim moose meat. Students in Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Clockwise from bottom left, Andrew Gruszynski, Riley Dunn, Italia Fraize and Gabriel Gruszynski trim moose meat. Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butcher a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak teacher Brian Mason demonstrates how to trim moose meat as students Brieanah Reed, left, and Natasha Wanner look on. Students in Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High teacher Brian Mason helps student Jasmine McLean cut into a moose leg. Students in Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High student Natasha Wanner prepares to cut into a moose leg as classmate Reuben Dobson looks on. Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High teacher Brian Mason, left, demonstrates how to cut into a moose leg as students Natasha Wanner, center, and eMadeline Martiny look on. Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak teacher Brian Mason, right, and student Milian Eisenmayer carry a moose leg into a classroom. Students in Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Chugiak High students Isabella Diaz, left, and Anika Hedden look at severed moose hooves. Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A group of Chugiak High students butchered a moose in class
Students in Brian Mason’s World Discovery Seminar program at Chugiak High School butchered a moose in Mason’s classroom. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Isn’t it a good idea? What do you think? Comment below.

Sources:

www.asdk12.org | www.adfg.alaska.gov | www.adn.com

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