Field Trips

Middle & High Schools

Vendors! Check out our handy guide for working with Milwaukee Public Schools on setting up a Field Trip.

 

STEMward: Sailing Into Schools
Grades: 3-12
Contact: Teresa Coronado; 414-277-9094
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center uses sailing to engage student in hands-on STEM learning. In the classroom: students explore the concepts of buoyancy, hull and sail shape, aerodynamics, water displacement. Next, students apply classroom lessons doing sailing fieldwork directly on Lake Michigan with MCSC sailing instructors. Students will also build model sailboats, using recycled materials, and test them. Fieldwork available April-October. The fieldwork takes place at the MCSC campus on Lake Michigan. Method of transportation is organized by schools; payment of transportation can be negotiated. For the range of resources available see: http://sailingcenter.org/stem_program.php
Points: 30
Tracks: Lakes


Riveredge Nature Center Field Experiences
Grades: K3-8
Apply online: http://www.riveredgenaturecenter.org/schoolprograms/
Whether in your classroom or in ours, Riveredge Nature Center has something for every class to study and explore the natural world around you. Our 380-acre natural sanctuary is the perfect place to study life that lives in ponds, rivers, prairies, and forests.
Points: 30
Tracks: Lakes, Rivers, Watersheds, Water Cycle & Quality, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure


Lake Sturgeon Bowl
Grades:
9-12
Contact: Liz Sutton
Lake Sturgeon Bowl, the first Saturday in February, is a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)—a round robin, double-elimination academic tournament for teams of five high school students who are interested in broadening their understanding of the oceans and Great Lakes.
Points: 100
Tracks: Lakes, Rivers, Watersheds, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure, Water Cycle & Quality, Oceanography