For this Expedition Friday we visited the Audubon Center of the North Woods to do some community service and to help them prepare for their Fall Open House. We worked on skirting their newly-built Yurt (a yurt is a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia as their home). We also helped to expand their volleyball court to regulation size by weeding out the grass and roots. We were also able to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meatloaf dinner for our efforts!
Our first Expedition Friday kicked off the year with a Canoe Trip down the beautiful St. Croix River. To prepare for our trip, the students researched the geography of the St. Croix River in the area we were set to travel. They then used that information to create their own geographical maps for our trip. We were able to use those maps and that knowledge to point out landmarks along the route as we paddled, and even to find our stop for lunch on the river! It was a beautiful day to canoe down the swollen and flooded St. Croix River from Danbury, Wi to the WI/MN border.
Welcome back to our returning students and families and happy first day to our new students! We are excited to kick off the new school year with you as we venture in to our new learning model of Project Based Learning. We are really looking forward to seeing all of your creativity and ideas. It's going to be a great year!
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