Lake of the Woods

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Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods Tayler Janda, Laura Ward, Brittany Herman, Taylor Smith

If you call ahead, you can have a guide cater any activity of your liking, making a field trip to Lake of the Woods customizable to be a good fit to accompany any unit you are studying. Lake fo the Woods offers programs that coincide with the Common Core and Illinois State standards, easily found in their "Expanding the Classroom" guide. It is important to note that Lake of the Woods also considers assisting with funds for field trips, if needed.

Lake of the Woods offers a wide variety of traveling kits to choose from, which teachers can use to contribute to students’ overall learning experience. They can be used to enhance the unit and make it a more hand-on, applicable experience, all within your own school or classroom. In addition, you can also make arrangements for a guide from Lake of the Woods to come to your school to introduce students to the local wildlife environment around them.

Field Trip in the Classroom

Possibilities for Field Trips

Well-known attractions of Lake of the Woods that can cater to educational experiences include the Museum of the Grand Prairie, HI-Tower, and Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden.You may want to visit the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens in correlation with a plant, insect/pollination, or habitat unit.The Museum of the Grand Prairie features two-stories of exhibits that focus on architecture, agriculture, trades and occupations, decorative arts, and childhood and domestic life of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Discovery offers a variety of hands-on experiences that students can partake in. While visiting Lake of the Woods in connection to a science lesson, this museum experience can also tie into social studies units or historical literature units as well. The preserve offers a variety of activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding in the winter, the HI-Tower Bell Carillon and observation area, building rentals and educational programs.


Professional DevelopmentTeachers are welcome to visit the grounds themselves and further their own knowledge and check out the many resources available at the Lake of the Woods facilities.


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