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Extended Learning Adventures

 
 
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Adventure Information

  • Extended Learning Opportunities is sponsoring several adventures with community partners for students.
  • Most adventures are FREE of charge for MPS students and city of Milwaukee residents (MPS students receive priority registration).
  • Adventures may be held during non-school days, winter, spring, and/or summer breaks.
  • Some adventures require parent drop-off and pick-up as well as a bag lunch.

Registration Reminders

  • Space is limited, and spots are provided on a first-come, first-served basis for students with completed registrations. If submitting more than one registration, it may be necessary to limit one opportunity per child based on availability. 
  • MPS students receive priority registration. Non-MPS students will be notified via email if spots become available only if all necessary forms are completed. Priority registration is also given to students who have never participated in an extended learning adventure through ELO. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: When completing forms, make sure to select the grade based on the criteria listed.
  • Families will receive an email communication confirming enrollment status. Email addresses should be current and accurate on registration forms.
  • Registration will close either when full or one week prior to the start date.
  • If it becomes necessary to cancel your child's registration, please contact (414) 475-8238 or email elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. Non-attendance may affect future participation. 

Non-School-Day Adventure Descriptions 

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  Urban Ecology Center (grades 1-6) — FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session: Nature Play 
Location: Urban Ecology Center—Riverside Park 
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Description: Students will have an active day while being outdoors hiking, climbing trees, bird watching, bug catching, and playing in the park with others. 

  Wehr Nature Center (grades 2-4) — FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session: Trees Are Terrific
Location: Wehr Nature Center
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Description: Spend an autumn day at Wehr Nature Center exploring what makes trees terrific. Students will create tree cookie art, do an experiment to see why leaves change colors, learn how to tell a hickory from a hawthorn, practice their tree climbing skills, and make their own recycled paper. They will enjoy their day in the forest so much that they might even hug a tree! 

  Wisconsin Humane Society (grades 1-6)

Session: Virtual "Falling for Furry Friends" Day Camp
Location: (Virtual adventure; families will receive a link once fully registered) 
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (lunch break 12:00–1:00 p.m.)
Description:  Autumn leaves are changing, which means it's almost time for the MPS virtual fall break camp with the Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee campus! During our live virtual camp, students are encouraged to connect with other campers, create hands-on animal-related crafts, and participate in lessons that celebrate and elevate animals and the people who love them!

Campers will have a blast virtually meeting animals available for adoption while learning about the steps of our pet adoption program from start to finish. Virtual campers will additionally embark on career exploration, learning about jobs and volunteer opportunities within the animal welfare field.

Session: In-Person "Falling for Furry Friends" Day — FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED 
Location: Wisconsin Humane Society 
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Description: Autumn leaves are changing, and it's almost time for the MPS fall break camp at the Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee campus! During our in-person camp, students will be encouraged to connect with other campers, create hands-on animal-related art, and participate in lessons that celebrate and elevate animals and the people who love them! Kids will have a chance to meet animals available for adoption while learning about the steps of our pet adoption program from start to finish. Campers will additionally embark on career exploration, learning about jobs and volunteer opportunities within the animal welfare field.

Contact

Extended Learning Opportunities

Phone: 414-475-8238
Fax: 414-475-8316
Office Email: elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Location:
MPS Central Services, Room 150

Non-School Day Adventure Registration Links 


Urban Ecology Center (FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED)


Wehr Nature Center (FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED)


Wisconsin Humane Society 
In-Person Adventure (FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Wisconsin Humane Society
Virtual Adventure (English, Spanish)

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