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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.







Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

Where else can you construct 21 countries from recycled material during our Celebrate Earth Day?

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 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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Mickey's Great Adventure Around the World

Wander Our World to Greece
Sail around the thousands of islands in the Aegean Sea! Discover some of the most spectacular ruins of ancient Greece like the Parthenon, Delphi, and Olympia. Join us for a special workshop to learn about inventions, the Olympic games, the marathon, and more about this amazing country!

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM– 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE - Recommended ages: 5-9
Location: The Book Stall, 811 Elm St, Winnetka, IL 60093




Looking for artists who are inspired by the wonderful world. Do you like to draw maps? How about colorful festivals? Maybe traditional clothing is something that fascinates you! Well, we have the perfect workshop for you.


Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 - Recommended ages: 7-12
Location: Olympia Park Fieldhouse, 6566 N. Avondale, Chicago, IL 60631


Geo Game Day!

Just in time for National Geography Week! Bring your skills for a chance to win prizes. We will play some geography inspired games that are sure to get you ready for the world!


Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 - Recommended ages: 5-10
Location: Olympia Park Fieldhouse, 6566 N. Avondale, Chicago, IL 60631

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