The Grafton School District is proud to offer the opportunity of a Team Building Challenge Course to the students of the district.
During the summer of 2011 a 17 Element Challenge course was installed in the 5-acre forested parcel of land that is located to the northeast of the high school campus. The 5-acre parcel is part of the statewide school forest initiative that helps promote student awareness of forestry and natural resources.
Formal acceptance into the Wisconsin Community Forest program was approved by the the Leaf Program in the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on October 7th, 2009.
A portion of the challenge course installation was made possible through the receipt of a $4200 grant from the Grafton Education Foundation. The award of the grant was received in May 2011.
Through a collaborative arrangement of Mike Kalina, GHS Physical Education chair and teacher, Bob Geiger, GHS science teacher and school forest coordinator, and ABEE, Inc of Oconomowoc, a design and plan for installation was developed. Installation of the course took place from June through August of 2011. Many school and community members came together to help in the installation of the course. Please see the volunteer list by clicking here. (coming soon)
Article from the Grafton School District Newsletter (Chalkboard)