St. James Outdoor Education Field Trip!

Red brick horse stableOn May 5, 2023, SASED, in partnership with the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, sponsored and hosted its 7th annual day of exploration and fun at St. James Farm in Warrenville, IL. SASED students and staff, along with Special Needs students from our member districts all came to join in the fun!

Fantastic photos!

About St. James Farm

The 612-acre St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville contains over 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands, which are home to over 300 native plant species and wildlife like great blue herons, red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, coyotes, fox squirrels and white-tailed deer. St. James Farm is located at 2 S 541 Winfield Road, Warrenville, IL.

Over 1,400 students have participated in previous outdoor education days.  The times for this event will be during normal, regular school hours.

Under close supervision of the SASED staff, and the watchful eye of the Forest Rangers, students can participate in fishing, outdoor games, a wheelchair accessible hayride, kayaking and many more activities that have been developed or adapted for our specific needs.

St. James Waiver Form (English)

St. James Waiver Form (Spanish)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rich Laren at 630-200-8348 or

Click here to find out more information about St. James Farm

Students riding in a wagon behind a tractor
Students rowing in a kayak


Students watching a hale bayler
Girl petting a snake