This article is part of Flipd's Teacher Series with Hilliard City District in Ohio. Leading educators take to the Flipd Blog to share why digital wellness matters. Have you ever been 3 feet away from a porcupine on a leash? The reason I ask is because I recently had the opportunity to stay overnight at the Columbus Zoo with about 75 fifth graders. As you can imagine, the excitement was overflowing as they were able to be at the zoo when it was closed to the public, see exotic animals, and have a sleepover with 75 of their closest friends. The experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone involved.