Environmental Field Trip

Field Trips and Arts Programs For Schools & Groups

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Date: To be scheduled by individual groups from April to June, and September
Time: 10AM to 2PM
For: School groups, scouts, church groups, seniors, home schoolers and organizations.
Fee: $200 per naturalist/instructor for 25 students, plus $2 per student program fee.

The Sun Foundation Outdoor Environmental Education program is an interdisciplinary curriculum for all grade levels, held in the Illinois River Valley wetlands, oak-hickory forest, meadows and ancient inland sea fossil beds. It incorporates group games and creative activities within the field of environmental science. The program emphasizes nature study as an activity that draws from and enhances other disciplines: arts, language arts, social studies, and science.

Major program offered: Fossils & Rocks, Native American Indian Material Culture, Wetland Plants and Animals, and Wilderness and Nature Skills and the Art and Science of Nature.

The Arts Program focuses on drawing from nature, creative writing, and design in nature. Also available is the Aboriginal Survival Arts program which teaches basic survival skills, awareness skills and Native American philosophy, focusing on shelter, water, fire, and food.

To Schedule, contact the Sun Foundation at 309-246-8403 or email at info@sunfoundation.org

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