Audubon Center of the North Woods

  • audubon logo The Audubon Center is located on an 800 acre section of woods, water, and fields near Sandstone, Minnesota, approximately 90 miles north of St. Paul.

    All Crossroads students have two opportunities to experience a three day residential environmental education experience at the Audubon Center of the NorthWoods. Science students visit the Audubon Center in the summer in fourth grade and in the winter in sixth grade. During a Montessori students' three years in E2, they will make two visits - once in the summer and once in the winter.


    2012-2013 Dates

    This years' trips are:

    6th grade Mr. Larson, Mr. Brain, and E2 Ms. Carlson ... Jan 23-25, 2013

    4th grade Ms. Campbell,  Mr. Gregor and E2 Mr. Saathoff ... May 29-31, 2013


    Forms

    Included here are all the forms required for our trip. Hard copies were  sent home. Please download complete and send in to school.
    (Click on Forms)


    Fund Raising

    Our goal is to make the Audubon experience affordable for all students. To reach that goal, we have several large fund-raising events, including:

    Annual Fall Pancake Breakfast
    Happenings Coupon Book Sale
    Winter Carnival

    If you or your organization are willing to help, please contact Isis Buchanan<bill.lindquist@spps.org> at 651-767-8540.


    Winter 2013

    Three classes visited the Audubon Center of the Northwoods in the winter of 2013.


    2011 Spring

    Several classes visited the Audubon Center of North Woods during the spring of 2011.


    2011 Winter

    Photos from our winter trip.


    Spring 2009

    In early June, the classes of Ms. Haines, Ms. Hansen, and Ms. James traveled to the Audubon Center of the North Woods to spend three days of getting to know one another better while we studied new life emerging in the springtime woods.


    April, 2007 Visit

    Students in Ms. Haines, Ms. Roper, and Ms. Stack/DeMarais classes spent three days at the Audubon Center of the NorthWoods on April 2-4. Expecting spring, we faced a major winter blizzard (12 inches). Despite the weather, students traversed the high ropes, studied macro-invertebrates in the pond, and conducted bird studies.


    Winter- 2005

    Mr. Larson, Ms Becquer, and Ms DeMarais' classes braved the cold and deep snow to travel north for the January Audubon trip.


    Springtime in the NorthWoods-April, 2005

    In early April, the classes of Ms Cross, Ms Roper, and Ms DeMarais traveled to the Audubon Center of the NorthWoods to spend three days ofgetting to know one another better while we studied new life emerging in the springtime woods.


    Summer '04 visit

    Mr. Tatlonghari's, Ms, Thompson's , and Ms Stack's classes had a successful visit to the Audubon Center on June 2-4, 2004. Students enjoyed the variety of learning experiences including their classes and living together for three days

May 2011

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January 2011

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June 2009

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April - 2005

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Winter - 2005

  • Winter - 2005

June - 2004

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Winter 2013

  • Winter 2013