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Who We Are

Started in 2005, Footprints of the Mind is dedicated to changing children's lives by providing a dynamic environment to learn geography and develop lifelong cultural awareness, love for travel, and an indispensable global outlook.

Wander Our WorldIts Wander Our World app won a coveted Parents’ Choice Foundation Spring 2012 Mobile App Award and its workshop-based Geography Enrichment program has been growing as more schools request it as part of their curriculums.

Travel on TuesdayTravel on Tuesday, a subscription- based website for families that want to raise global awareness at home. Featuring Travel KITs with information and crafts related to specific countries.

William Wanders William Wanders is an interactive website that incorporates maps, photos, music and other tools to engage your child with an interest in learning. In addition, it provides a fun, safe and inviting environment on the internet where kids can go at their own pace and parents can begin to share their love of travel with their children.







Wander Our World Weekend Workshops

World Oceans Day 2013

Where else can you construct 21 countries from recycled material during our Celebrate Earth Day workshop and have it displayed at a local library for all to see?

Imaginations and creativity were in full motion during our Map Competition workshop. Six of our students were represented as semi-finalists and one was a national finalist for the Petchenik International Children’s Map Competition.

Our World Oceans Day workshop (pictured) taught us each how to protect our oceans. The fun was not complete until our dive instructor shared with us diving techniques and stories about his dive adventures.

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Do you have what it takes to be a map artist in an international competition? We think you do!

Mickey's Great Adventure Around the World

Your child will create an amazing masterpiece themed “My Place in Today’s World” that will be entered into the Petchenik Children’s World Map Competition to be held at the International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro in August 2015.


Beaubien Elementary School
Thursday, Feb. 5th - 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Grades K-8th

Ebinger Elementary School
Thursday, Feb. 12th - 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Grades K-8th

Olympia Park Fieldhouse (6566 N. Avondale, Chicago, IL 60631)
Friday, Feb. 13th - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ages 5-16

Projects will be kept and sent in for submission.

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