To transform the former Little Red Schoolhouse and grounds into Little Red Nature Campus (“LRNC”), a dual-purpose ECASD property, including a newly developed middle school and a nature campus. The school would provide students with an engaging, project-based education with high academic standards and a focus on real-world experiences, community participation, environmental stewardship, and outdoor learning. The campus would serve the entire student body of the ECASD by creating space and providing facilities for field trips, summer classes, special programs and intensive study courses.
Little Red Nature Campus aims to provide Eau Claire students with a learning environment that fosters independence, critical thinking and creativity. Through innovative programming and connecting students with nature, we will nurture in students a love of learning, a sense of awe and wonder of the natural world, and a deep respect for self, others, and the environment. Our dual-purpose campus will create a unique opportunity for all ECASD children, utilizing the Wisconsin wilderness as an extension of the classroom. The formative education experienced at LRNC will prepare students to be motivated learners, knowledgeable citizens, collaborative workers, and good global stewards.
/ PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
/ OUTDOOR FOCUS
/ PUBLIC EDUCATION