Annual Lorado Taft Visit

December 15, 2017

On Monday, October 23, 86 5th grade students attended Lorado Taft outdoor educational program at in Oregon, IL.  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.

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.

On Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25th, 73 other  5th graders, along with many chaperones, attended the overnight program at Laredo-Taft.  

Students were able to attend the same classes as the day trip students, as well as  Alpha Wolf, and night hike, and a brief lesson of astronomy.   Mr. Tom Stott (a former Glenview principal) joined us to tell the annual “Timmie Story” to conclude the night.