Share Tweet Share Email
Tag: Lorado Taft
Most of the Midwestern tall grass prairie vanished in the 19th century with the rise of the steel plow, but researchers say that prairie restoration is essential for maintaining native plant and animal habitats, improving water and soil quality and reducing erosion. Here in Illinois, NIU professors are fighting to save the prairie ecosystem at...
Lorado Taft Field Campus entrance / 1950s
NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, Ill., has been providing outdoor education opportunities for K-12 students and teachers throughout northern Illinois since 1954. To celebrate 60 years of outdoor education, the staff of the Lorado Taft Campus invites the NIU community to an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13....
University Honors kicked off the year with its annual Welcome Back Barbeque, with guest of honor President Doug Baker in attendance. Baker shared his six priorities with attendees and encouraged students to take advantage of the many opportunities and initiatives at NIU. More than 200 University Honors students were in attendance and enjoyed from a...
Lorado Taft's Blackhawk statue
Northern Illinois University’s Lorado Taft Field Campus, best known by scores of suburban students as the site of their favorite middle school field trip, will be transformed into a Native American/Pioneer village later this month during the Oregon Trail Days Festival, planned Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. Demonstrators will exhibit soap- and candle-making,...
Jordon Mitzelfelt
What does it mean to graduate with honors? Sure, you get a special sash to wear at commencement and an impressive line on your resume
It is one thing to sit in a classroom and learn about teaching, but it takes on a whole new meaning when you are actually able to be the teacher. A recent field experience at the Lorado Taft Field Campus is just one example of the many engaged learning experiences available to students in the...