Author Archives: Zak Kahn

Day Trip: Fulton County, Illinois

Today, we took a day trip to Fulton County, where visited the Dickson Mounds Museum, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, and Oak Hill Cemetery. At the Dickson Mounds Museum, resident anthropologist Alan Harn, who has been researching the history of Native … Continue reading

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Field Trip to St. Louis: Sculpture and Birds

Another stop on our field trip was Laumeier State Sculpture Park, a beautiful sculpture park with a site-specific art trail leading through its back woods. The “Oakies” (students in Green Oaks Term) are responsible for creating site-specific art at a … Continue reading

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Field Trip to St. Louis: Pere Marquette State Park

At the end of the first day of our field trip to St. Louis, we camped at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Illinois. We were a stone’s throw from the confluence of the Mississippi River and Illinois River. (OK, … Continue reading

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Field Trip to St. Louis: Cahokia Mounds

Our trip to St. Louis was a blast! Here are a few highlights. First up: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site houses the remains of a pre-Columbian civilization in Illinois, just outside of St. Louis. The … Continue reading

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