Annual Lorado Taft Visit

Annual Lorado Taft Visit

On Monday, October 22nd, 95 fifth grade students attended our annual field trip to the Lorado Taft outdoor educational program in Oregon, IL. Students had a fun day away Glenview classrooms, learning about various items outdoors. Lorado Taft’s classes focus on developing an appreciation, understanding, and awareness of the natural community by studying and interacting with the natural world.

Students participated in outdoor science classes including Native Americans, Orienteering/GPS, Pioneering, and Instincts for Survival. These classes gave students the opportunity to participate in activities such as using a bow drill, throwing sticks, Atlatl, Knee Coup, how to use a compass, shapes game, orienteering course, candle dipping, cabin exploration, and the food chain.

A special thank you to the” Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant” with generous donations from the Independence Tube Corporation, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, the D.F. and M.T. Grohne Family Foundation, and the Illinois Conservation Foundation. With your generous donations students were able to experience an amazing day learning about outdoor education. 

On Tuesday, October 23rd  and Wednesday, October 24th, 76 fifth graders, along with many chaperones,  attended the overnight program at Lorado Taft. Students had a fun couple of days away Glenview classrooms, learning about various items outdoors. Lorado Taft’s classes focus on developing an appreciation, understanding, and awareness of the natural community by studying and interacting with the natural world.

Students were able to attend the same classes as the students on the day trip. These classes included Native Americans, Orienteering/GPS, Pioneering, and Instincts for Survival. These classes gave students the opportunity to participate in activities such as using a bow drill, throwing sticks, Atlatl, Knee Coup, how to use a compass, shapes game, orienteering course, candle dipping, cabin exploration, and the food chain.

In addition, students were also able to experience Alpha Wolf, a night hike, a lesson of astronomy, and the “Timmie Story.” In these exciting activities students were able to experience the outdoors at night, while also recalling their knowledge of wolves and their environment. Students capped off  their night with the “Timmie Story” told by Principal Evans, accompanied by a snack and hot cocoa.