DVWS Beach & Nature Exploration Day - Friday, September 8!

Students and teachers of da vinci’s grade school will be venturing to illinois beach state park in zion for "beach and nature exploration day! "Beach and Nature Exploration Day

On Friday, September 8th, the students and teachers of Da Vinci’s grade school will enjoy Beach and Nature Exploration Day! We will be venturing to Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park in Zion for a day filled with exploration and fun. We will be taking time to explore the local terrain and learning about the land and wildlife of northern Illinois. Groups will be hiking through forests and along the beach, making observations about their surroundings. We will then gather for a group lunch and go swimming!

We are extremely grateful for the transportation by bus, which was made possible by a $1,000 biodiversity grant received from Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Independence Tube Corporation, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, the D. F. and M. T. Grohne Family Foundation and the Illinois Conservation Foundation.

Grades parents, please complete this permission slip and return it to your child’s teacher by Thursday, September 7th.

We ask that each class bring items to contribute to a group snack and lunch. Your class teacher or room parent will contact you to organize specifics.

  • Date: Friday, 9/8/2017

  • Departure from school: ~9:00am

  • Arrival at school: 3:20pm


  • 10-10:15—Arrive and have snack
  • 10:30-11:15—Nature explorations-hike along beach/on trails
  • 11:15-11:30—Make way to grassy area for lunch, bathroom etc.
  • 11:30-12:15—Lunch
  • 12:15-2:00—Swim and beach activities
  • 2:20 Depart for school

 Children should bring:

  • Swim suits
  • Sun protection (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen etc.)
  • Towel
  • Shoes with backs, for walking
  • Life jackets or arm flotations (if needed for swimming)
  • Water bottles
  • Permission slip, signed

 We're exited about this fun kick-off to a great new year!

Morgan Branson
Morgan Branson
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