Contributor’s Name (Your Name): Sara Hanson

This fall we will embark on a 4-day, 3-night camping trip to Governor Dodge State Park in Wisconsin. Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state’s largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin’s scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities. Preparation the week prior will include research, planning, and lessons on nature and sustainability of the environment. You will gain an understanding of the natural environment and participate in exploration of ecosystems. While camping, you will work on taking responsibility with a positive attitude and build a sense of community through activities and group initiatives.

Theme: Hidden Potential

Geared toward ages: 12-14

    Kick off: I am at home in the woods
    Seminar Title: Last Child in the Woods

Discussion Topics: Community Service

Group Initiative: Team Turbine

Project: Community Service

Outside Opportunity: Field Study at Governor Dodge State Park

    Author’s note: This is a proposal – not a final document