School-age Programs

We partner with classroom teachers to increase student’s understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Our programs provide real world, outdoor experiences that connect with classroom lessons. Wehr’s programs complement local curricula and support state and national standards.

Field Trips
Wehr Nature Center offers field trip experiences year round for Preschool to 12th grade students. Visit us at Wehr, or we can meet your group in one of the many beautiful parks in the Milwaukee County Parks system.

Programs at Your Facility
We can bring nature to your school, childcare center, library or special event. Professional Nature in the Parks naturalists deliver high quality, interactive nature programs at your site.  Some programs even include an outdoor component, if a green space is nearby.

Field Trips for Groups of Homeschoolers
Homeschool associations can bring their group to one of our many field trip experiences.  Take a look at the offerings listed in the PreK-12 Program Guide.

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Request a Program

Complete the brief form with your date and topic preferences. Someone will respond to your request within 5 days.

Kids in the Park Scholarship

Thanks to a generous gift from the Borman Family Foundation and individual donors, Wehr Nature Center is able to provide the Kids in the Park scholarship program starting in the 2022/23 school year in order to allow more students to experience the wonders of nature wherever they are whether it be in their school classroom, in a nearby Milwaukee County Park, or at Wehr Nature Center.

What Teachers are Saying...

“Our parents and teachers love that each child had a
chance to use their senses and the puppet show was
informational and fun. The questions and activities
helped reinforce our curriculum.”

“Great vocabulary. Students were actively engaged,
wonderful questions that accessed prior knowledge.
Moved from basic to higher level thinking.”

For Your Library

Wehr Nature Center outreach is a provider for the summer library reading program. Please see your local library for more information. Librarians, please view the flyer to learn more about the 2022 program, fees and booking information.

For Your Group of Children

Wehr offers active nature and science discovery programs to groups from childcare centers, summer camps or schools from June to August. Your group can visit us at Wehr or another Milwaukee County park to learn about everything in nature.  We can bring programs to your facility, and will work with your staff to coordinate with your special summer camp theme.

Request a Program

Complete the brief form with your date and topic preferences