Teachers Taken on Field Trip!
By Crystal Hintzman
The School District of Superior welcomed 28 new teachers to our staff for the 2015-2016 school year. To help make that welcome a warm one, new teachers took a field trip to the School District of Superior School Forest in the month of October as part of their new teacher in-service.
The School District of Superior School Forest is a place that offers teachers a place to create a unique learning experience in a natural setting. Along with four buildings, the outdoor classroom is spread out over 700 acres of towering white pines and mixed hardwoods. Staff members are able to teach many things that align with the curriculum, including how human decisions impact nature and how to work together as a team.
While at the forest, Lori Danz, science teacher and School Forest Coordinator, provided our new teachers with some learning about the history of the forest, as well as the opportunities available for teachers and students at the forest. One teacher even won a free field trip to the forest for her and her class!
Touring the buildings that provide learning spaces and materials for students was interesting, but a highlight of the evening was when the teachers participated in team building activities that helped them get to know each other a little better and put their collaboration skills to the test.
About the Superior School Forest
The Superior School Forest offers all students in the Superior School District a unique learning experience in a natural setting. Our school forest is located approximately 20 miles south of the city of Superior. The property consists of over 700 acres of a beautiful mixed forest of towering white pines and mixed hardwoods.
Students who visit our outdoor classroom learn how math, writing, history and science have “real life” applications, how human decisions impact nature and how nature impacts humans, and possibly most importantly how to work together as a team. In the process, students often leave our site having learned a lot about themselves!
Directions to the Superior School Forest
When traveling from Superior, take Highway 35 south. Drive approximately 15 miles to Pattison State Park. Stay on Highway 35 as you pass Pattison State Park. Approximately 5 miles south of Pattison State Park you will see School Forest Road. Take a right on School Forest Road. Approximately 1.5 miles down this road, on your right, you will see the entrance to the school forest property.
Click HERE for directions using Google Maps. The address of the Superior School Forest is 2155 East School Forest Road. Foxboro, WI 54836