Intersecting Stories Build Connections Between Students and the Landscape Every willow tells a story. So does every charred pine, contoured mountainside, and migrating grebe. Some of these tales are clearer than others, some offer greater foreshadowing, but listen closely and stories are everywhere. Seven students’ own personal stories intersected on May 25 and 26 when circumstance brought them together for two days of camping, laughing, and learning. A troop of seventh through twelfth graders from Greenville High School joined me and other staff from Sierra Institute, the Plumas National Forest, and Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) for hands-on learning activities in the footprint of the Moonlight Fire and sleeping under the stars at Antelope Lake. This end-of-year camping experience also provided an opportunity for Sierra Institute and PUSD to try out new shared natural resource programming, which will continue to expand in coming years.