Activities from Home
Explore and Connect
Water Story MKE is Milwaukee’s place-based adventure. It's a digital scavenger hunt. All you need to play is a smartphone and a sense of adventure. Travel to six sites across the city to earn points, explore secret areas, and unlock themed treks. On your journey, hear the real stories of Milwaukee's water citizens. Discover history and green infrastructure hidden in plain sight. This app is perfect for social adventure dates, friendly competition, school groups, families, tourists, or get-out-of-the-office outings. Explore our city. Have fun with your friends. Discover how water connects our past, present, and future. (20 points)
Check out OnMilwaukee's Events Calendar for things to do outside of school. Activities related to water or building connections to nature will earn your school points when you report them.
Visit any of the following locations or another park/nature center and tell us about your adventures for points.
Riveredge Nature Center, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Urban Ecology Center, Discovery World, Port Exploreum
Take the family on a walk through the neighborhood—can you find examples of Green Infrastructure nearby? (10 points)
Learn about MMSD’s Water Drop Alerts, and sign up to receive text messages during heavy rain fall events, when it is especially important to conserve water. (10 points)
Use a Water Calculator to discover how much water goes into the things you use every day. (20 points)
Learn about different types of Green Infrastructure. How many can you name? (10 points)
Read up on rain gardens with the family and tell us what you’ve learned. Would a rain garden be beneficial in your yard or neighborhood? What type of plants could you put in it? (10 points)
Each year Milwaukee Riverkeeper creates a detailed report card on the health of the entire Milwaukee River Basin. You can find the latest edition here! Take a look and tell us about the health of the watershed you live in, or something interesting you learned while looking through the report. (10 points)
Learn about Simple Solutions for conservation that you can take at home to protect our water resources. Tell us about the actions you take to earn points. (10 points/action)
If you take actions based on what you learned from the Water Calculator to reduce your water consumption, tell us about them for more points. (10 points/action)