SATURDAY, OCT. 15 FIELD TRIP TO CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
As part of our expanded cultural programming supported by the Kooyumjian Foundation, the Armenian School will be taking a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden www.chicagobotanic.org on SATURDAY OCT 15. The purpose of the trip is to create a video about local trees which we will exchange with students at the Ohanyan School in Yerevan through our partnership with the Armenian Tree Project. The tour will be guided by Gary Topalian, a landscape architect with the highly regarded firm of Scott Byron. Students will also have to the chance to visit some of the garden areas and the model railway, and eat lunch.
The trip will take the place of classes at AGBU on 10/15. Families are asked to bring their student(s) to the Garden at 9;30am...parents are welcome to join the trip. You may also arrange a carpool ride with another family, or drop off, then pick up at 1pm. The 10-day forecast predicts weather in the 60s and sunny; mid-October is peak color locally for autumn leaves. Please send your child(ren) with a backpack to hold lunch and a jacket or sweatshirt. Wear sneakers or walking shoes. Students are encouraged to bring a camera.
The School will cover tickets for the model railway and parking for families who do not already have parking privileges with a Garden membership. You will be emailed a survey to confirm attendance and count the number of tickets and parking passes needed, which must be purchased in advance. Please be sure to complete the survey as we will not be able to cover expenses for families who do not reply.
Tentative Agenda (times may be adjusted)
9:30-11am -- tour woodland section near parking lot 2 and film video. Students will learn about identifying local tree varieties, the uses and importance of trees, and natural and manmade hazards to trees.
11:30-noon -- lunch in cafe : please bring a sack lunch and juicebox or adequate cash to buy food (up to $10/person).
12-1pm -- visit selected garden areas and model railway
If any questions, please call or email Gary Rejebian
C: 847-212-8920 H: 847-864-9572