On The Trail

Alex Crary, 6, a first grader at Diamondback Elementary School in Bullhead City, uses a "mano" and "metate" to grind up mesquite beans during the Palo Christi Elementary School October Trail and November Turkey Trail program Tuesday afternoon at the school.

The nature trails, which were designed by Palo Christi teacher Sharon Hackley, is a hands on type program and is an alternative type of education to be used in conjuction with history books.

Hackley, which has conjured up 17 nature trails, has earned herself 5 national presidential awards for the success of the programs.