You might think that a week-day schedule packed with rigorous academics and outdoor exploration would make students look forward to low key, laid-back weekends, but that’s not the case for students here at Conserve School. Every weekend we offer a wide array of activities led by teachers and graduate fellows. This past weekend, I had the delightful experience of taking nine students to Bond Falls, located about 20 miles north of Land O’Lakes in the Ottawa National Forest.
Saturday afternoon at 1:00 the students and I climbed into the van, and we were off, with Oldies music to accompany us on our journey. It was the perfect warm yet breezy day at the falls. We had a wonderful time hiking, snapping photos, and sharing stories. The trip would not have been complete without a stop for some of the best ice cream in the Northwoods and good ol’ Wisconsin cheese curds at a roadside convenience store. We returned to Conserve School with smiles, full bellies, and many photos. It was a wonderful voyage, and I greatly enjoyed leading and exploring with this energetic bunch!