The fifth graders at Seth Paine School have an opportunity each spring to participate in an outdoor education program at the Lorado Taft facility in Oregon, Illinois. Taft's Outdoor Education Program, together with our fifth grade teachers "teach an appreciation, understanding, and awareness of the natural community by studying and interacting with the natural world." For more information about the Lorado Taft campus, its education philosophy and history visit their website at http://www.niu.edu/taft/
This year our fifth grade will be attending Taft on Wednesday April 17 through Wednesday April 19 2013. Through this web site we will provide you with pictures and other information about our Taft trip so you can understand the program, help your children prepare, and share the Taft experience from home. Please check the website often as we will be posting updates each day.