Odyssey School (
http://shepherd.edzone.net/ody/index.php ) is an alternative middle school and high school in the Shepherd School District. Situated on 81 acres of forest and wetlands, the school is the home of the Odyssey Nature Project (ONP) where Odyssey students conduct environmental education programs for visiting elementary students every fall and spring. CMU preservice teachers and outdoor education majors work with Odyssey students to create lesson plans and activity books for the elementary students who come for interpretative walks on the extensive trail system on the property.
Odyssey has been a PDS site since January 2005. The school hosts CMU student teachers, midtier field experience students, and outdoor education volunteers. Odyssey is a PDS site for environmental education, math, science, technology, and service-learning.