Students attend school in the classroom as well as the outdoors at a variety of venues.  Outdoor field experiences are integral to the curriculum.

Please be sure to read these Important Field Trip/Outdoor Learning Guidelines.

A trip to the Butterfly Gardens!

A trip to the Butterfly Gardens!

Field Trip/Outdoor Experience Clothing Requirements:

In Winter:

  • Winter hat that covers ears
  • Neck covers such as gator
  • Snow pants ( all grades, even the teachers wear them)
  • Heavy winter jacket that can be zipped up completely and reaches to hips or lower
  • Thick warm mittens/gloves that have a water resistant coating such as used for skiing or snowboarding (no dollar store stretchy gloves or knit mittens).
  • Warm, water resistant, properly fitting winter boots that reach to mid-calf or higher (no dress or fashion boots).

Other items that may be needed include:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle labeled with name
  • Rain pants
  • Keep an extra  pair of socks in backpack or at school.

In Fall/Spring:

  • Jeans
  • Athletic shoes/hiking boots
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Light hat such as a baseball cap or hiking hat

In Case of Rain:

  • Rain coat with hood (no ponchos please)
  • Rain boots

Please Keep in Mind:

  • If not properly clothed; students will not be allowed to attend the field trip and/or outdoor experience and will instead work on an alternative activity under the supervision of staff.
  • If for financial reasons you are unable to provide any of these items for your child please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Please label all outdoor clothing with your child’s name.


 Code of Nature Ethics

(developed by Fox River Academy Students 2007 – 2008)

  • Picking or damaging plants & trees is prohibited.
  • Hurting animals or making their lives more difficult is not allowed.
  • Keep a respectful distance from wildlife.
  • Help to preserve all animals and plant life unless an insect such as a mosquito is biting you.
  • Leave No Trace – Take nothing with you except memories and garbage.  Leave nothing behind except footprints.
  • Stay on marked trails for your safety and the health of the ecosystem.
  • All things in nature (organic and inorganic) have value and are important and should be treated accordingly.
  • The quieter you are in nature the more you will see, hear, smell, feel and notice.