* White water rafting (Class IV rapids)
* Mining history (underground mine tour; largest pump in North America)
* Menominee area geology (volcanic, tectonic, faulting, minerals)
* Erosional features (oxbow lakes, river meanders, drumlin fields)
* New Back Forty Mine under development (metal sulfides; environment, hydrology)
Science Strikes Back uniquely positions students alongside other community members and scientists to present research on local community issues and individual passions. We had over 200 people in attendance last year with almost 40 projects submitted from various schools and community groups. Judges represented various organizations from around Milwaukee including Milwaukee Area Science Advocates, Reflo Sustainable Water Solut...
National Park Trust's annual Kids to Parks Day National School Contest empowers students to plan their own educational park experience. Open to all Title I students (40% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) in grades PreK through 12, this contest provides grants up to $1,000 to cover transportation, park-related fees, stewardship supplies, or anything else students believe would enhance their experience. The d...
Each year DPI partners with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers to support a virtual book study. We aim to connect educators, learn together, and support teachers who are applying for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Resources and recordings for each year are below, starting with the most recent book study. View Books Sign up link
UWM Field Station Director, Dr. Gretchen Meyer, will teach a two-day class about Aquatic Invertebrates on August 2 & 3. Participants will visit nearby ponds, streams and rivers to collect aquatic invertebrates, bring them back to the lab and learn how to identify them. Register for the adult education course at the UWM Field Station website. Couple spots available.
July 22 – July 26, 2019
Conserve School, Land ‘O Lakes, Wisconsin
Green Schools National Network and Conserve School invite you and your students to a week of service and learning in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Throughout the week, participants will explore our relationship with the land and how it has evolved over time. We will investigate Science, Stewardship and Storytelling through Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous Knowledg...
Moosewatch for Educators is a unique field experience in support of the ecological study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park. Educators will receive the technical instruction needed to participate as a member of a backcountry research team.