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Summer Adventures

Summer Adventure field trips and presentations complement classroom instruction. The trips include hands-on experiences that focus on Wisconsin’s unique heritage and natural environment.

This year’s field trips included:

Oakridge Farm

Students visited a 200-acre "working farm."

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Hawthorn Glen

Naturalists guided students on a "Big on Bugs" tour through the parks.

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Palmyra Environmental Learning Center

Students took a trek through the wilderness to learn about prairies, topography and glacial geology.


Lapham Peak

More than 1,000 acres of hilly terrain where students learned about the Ice Age, topography, wildlife and prairies.

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Milwaukee Public Museum Urban Camps

Students studied archeology, paleontology, environmental science and astronomy using the exhibits at the museum.

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Discovery World - Crime Scene Investigation Camp

Students used math, science and technology in a variety of hands-on experiments designed to stimulate interest in forensic science.

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Kohl's Wild Theater

Conservation-themed theater performances for students using drama, songs and puppetry.

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Ropes & Challenges

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Milwaukee County Zoo Camps

Students learned about veterinarians, zookeepers, super hero animals and animal habitats.

Discovery World Mobile Lab

Students learned about the science of anthropometry- the study of human dimensions - and use easily manipulated materials to make items to be worn.


Week-long camps where students used math, science and technology in a variety of hands-on experiments designed to stimulate their interest in science and engineering.




Extended Learning Opportunities Manager II:
Sandra Schroeder

Phone: 414-475-8238
Fax: 414-475-8316
Office Email:

MPS Central Services, Room 150

Who can participate in Summer Adventures?

Students enrolled in Summer Academy sites.

How do I register my child for a Summer Adventure?

Students enrolled in Summer Academy are automatically enrolled for summer adventures that may be planned for their grade level. Summer Adventures vary by site and grade level and are rotated yearly to various sites.

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