“LIVING SCHOOLYARD” PROJECT GETS
RE-LAUNCHED

The School for Agricultural & Environmental Studies (SAGES), Waupun Area School District’s Public Charter School (grades 4K-6th), has teamed up with nature-based play experts, GRG Playscapes, to TRANSFORM our current playground into a “Living Schoolyard” — an outdoor nature-based play/learning environment promoting physical activity, imaginative play, healthy risk-taking, connections to nature, a sense of and community! 

Outdoor play spaces produce healthy, imaginative, respectful and sociable children, and they provide a safe place for children to learn and grow. However, play spaces are not free. Children have shared their hopes and dreams for this transformation; GRG Playscapes of Milwaukee — landscape architects and nature-based play revolutionists — took those ideas and developed a design plan capturing all we wanted and more! The plan totals $60,000.

WANT TO HELP WITH A MONETARY GIFT?

Despite Co-Vid 19, we have secured generous donations adding up to $51,000!
In fact, we were on track to successfully fundraise dollars needed to have construction happen the last week of May 2020. However, not being able to hold the “Friends of SAGES” Banquet & Auction Annual Fundraiser in April along with other planned student-led fundraising efforts, we fell short. 

All donations to the project are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to SAGES Foundation and send to:

SAGES
Attn:Living Schoolyard
200 S. Depot Street
Fox Lake, WI 53933

Thank you for your consideration to support this transformation of our outdoor learning space. If you want to learn more, contact Megan Hanni at (920) 928-3136 ext. 2601 or mhanni@waupun.k12.wi.us.

SAGES - LIVING SCHOOLYARD

Addendum designs

Photo of the pea gravel - pit area.

Photo of the sunflower house.

Photo of the Willow Tunnel.

Photo of the tractor tire climber.

Photo of the hill made with extra fill.

Photo of the existing swings.

Photo of the tree grove.

Photo of the grain-zebo.

Photo of the log and stump edging.

Photo of the slab bench.

Photo of the treehouse with slide.

Photo of the tractor tire climber.

Photo of the art panel.

Photo of the Music Panel.

Photo of the construction area with loose parts.

Photo of the trike path.

Photo of the village are with playhouse.

Photo of the trike garage.

WANT TO HELP THROUGH A DONATION OF TIME OR MATERIALS?

We are also seeking donations of TIME, TALENT, SERVICES and/or MATERIALS. If you are interested in helping support our "Living Schoolyard" project in some way, kindly complete the below Sign-up Form. Thank you!

To learn more, contact SAGES School at (920) 928-3136 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and reason for calling, or email erberry@waupun.k12.wi.us.