Outdoor Learning Guidelines & Clothing Requirements
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.
Field Trip/Outdoor Experience Clothing Requirements:
- 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:
- Water bottle labeled with name
- Rain pants
- Keep an extra pair of socks in backpack or at school.
- 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.