Programs and Resources for
Schools and Educators

School Field Trips

We offer seasonal field trips for children in grades K-6. See program descriptions and registration materials online or call for information.


Registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis by phone (414) 527-0232 or email judy.klippel@wi.gov


Fees: Minimum fee of $30 for groups of 15 children or less. Groups of more than 15 children pay $2 per child. Fee waivers are available if cost would be prohibitive.


Educator Workshops

We offer noncredit workshops to help teachers and youth leaders increase their knowledge and skills in environmental education.


For more information, contact Judy at (414) 527-0232 or judy.klippel@wi.gov.

Fees vary.

Resources for Educators

We have a number of backpacks, trunks, teaching materials, and curriculum that educators can borrow from our resource library. See Teaching Materials or Self-Guided Explorations for more information. For more information, contact Beth at beth.mittermaier@wi.gov

Buds 'n Sprouts:
Gardening with Kids Handbook

Together with Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin-Extension, we have published a handbook that contains information on gardening with kids and 45 garden-based lesson plans. Thanks to grants from the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation, the Ellamae Siebert Foundation, and the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, the entire handbook is published on CD along with many UWEX gardening publications. For more information, see the order form brochure or call (414) 527-0232.


Summer Field Trips

We offer summer field trips for children ages 3 - 12. For details see the Summer Field Trip brochure.


Registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis by phone (414) 527-0232 or email judy.klippel@wi.gov


Fees: Minimum fee of $30 for groups of 15 children or less. Groups of more than 15 children pay $2 per child. Fee waivers are available if cost would be prohibitive.

Buds 'n Sprouts Garden Program

Youth groups, summer school classes, and day care centers are invited to participate in gardening activities such as planting, tending, and harvesting their own gardens. They collect bugs, watch worms, and figure out how animals relate to their vegetables. Through games, crafts, journals, stories, and snacks, they become immersed in the garden.


For more information, see the summer field trip brochure, call (414) 527-0232, or email judy.klippel@wi.gov.