Meet SAGES' Learning Partner is a special monthly segment showcasing the valuable people, businesses, and groups who contribute to the success of our school. To kick-off 2019, we are featuring the Fox Lake Preservation Organization (FLPO)!
A 501 (C) 3 non-profit, FLPO’s purpose is to “preserve and improve Fox Lake and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of Fox Lake as a public recreational facility for today and future generations.” (https://foxlakeflpo.org/)
Over the years, FLPO has been a strong supporter of our school providing access to authentic learning experiences involving our nearby natural resource -- the lake. Each fall, SAGES' older grades have been invited to assist with FLPO’s annual Fall Fish Stocking, where learners pull on waders and bucket fish from yellow perch to muskellunge to walleye to northern pike into the lake. A hands-on learning experience like no other! (*To view a short video featuring highlights from Fall 2018 FLPO Fish Stocking, click here)
Each spring, SAGES conducts an all-school learning experience on Fox Lake -- our “Pontoon Classroom.” This wouldn’t be possible without FLPO members generously donating their pontoon boats, time to drive our learners to the various learning stations, plus their insights about the lake. Some FLPO members have served as learning station hosts and presenters, too! We’re also grateful to have been included in FLPO’s “Healthy Lakes” work, which has afforded our learners opportunities to better understand real-world environmental protection projects including shoreline plantings and “fish stick” installations.
FLPO - Thank you for your efforts to preserve and improve Fox Lake, plus involving SAGES’ learners in valuing and caring for this local treasure along with you!
Meet SAGES' Learning Partner is a monthly segment showcasing the valuable people, businesses, and groups who contribute to the success of our school. If you wish to share your time, talents, or support with the school, email Sheri Hicken at firstname.lastname@example.org.