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Adventure Information

  • Extended Learning Opportunities is sponsoring several FREE adventures with community partners for students K4 through grade 12.
  • Adventures may be held during non-school days, winter, spring, and/or summer breaks.
  • Most adventures are FREE of charge for MPS students and city of Milwaukee residents (MPS students receive priority registration).
  • Some adventures require parent drop-off and pick-up as well as a bag lunch.

Registration Reminders

  • Space is limited, and spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for students with completed paperwork. If submitting more than one registration, it may be necessary to limit one opportunity per child based on availability. If so, please specify the top priority.
  • MPS students receive priority registration. Non-MPS students will be notified via email if spots become available only if all necessary paperwork is completed. Priority registration is also given to students who have never participated in an extended learning adventure through ELO. 
  • In order to reserve a spot, all required paperwork must be completed and submitted to Extended Learning Opportunities by scan to, the U.S. mail, or brought to MPS Central Services, Extended Learning Opportunities office, room 150.
  • Incomplete or illegible forms cannot be processed.
  • PLEASE NOTE: When completing forms, make sure to select the grade based on the criteria listed.
  • Families will receive an email communication confirming enrollment. Email addresses should be current and legibly written 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, Non-attendance may affect future participation. 

Winter Virtual Adventures Descriptions 

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  Wisconsin Humane Society Virtual Workshops – February 15, 2021 – grades 1-3, 4-6 ADVENTURE FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Grades: 1–3
Title: Learn to Speak Dog (and Cat)!
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021 
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Description: For the animal body language and safety workshop, we'll have the kids look at images of animals presenting different body language and have a discussion about what the animals are "saying." After they have gotten some of that information, we will walk through the adoption area of Milwaukee Campus and see some animals available for adoption and, using the information learned, see if we can tell how the animals are feeling based on their body language. 

Grades: 4–6
Title: So, You Want to Work with Animals?
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021 
Times: 1:00–3:00 p.m. 
Description: For the animals careers workshop, we will guide the kids through the many careers that people have in the field of animal welfare, including veterinarians, animal care technicians, adoption counselors, animal behavior specialists, trainers, and a few administrative roles. With the various careers, we'll do an activity to "step into the shoes" of someone who has the job. 

  Urban Ecology Center Virtual Adventures - February 15, 2021 - grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 ADVENTURE FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Grades: 1–2
Title: Animals in Winter 
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021 
Times: 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Description: As humans, we have a lot of different strategies to survive the winter, but what do animals do? Learn about all the amazing ways animals have learned to deal with the cold months. 

Grades: 3–4 
Title: Super Soil Science 
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021 
Times: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Description: What is soil? Why does it matter? What is matter? Let's dig into a little soil science while learning about the cycle of matter and how we're part of it too! 

Grades: 5–6 
Title: Science of Weather 
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021 
Times: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Description: Plan to dance in the rain or sunshine, because we'll be going through the many unexpected weather changes of Wisconsin and learning how to expect them. Discover what makes weather happen! 


Extended Learning Opportunities Manager II:
Natalie Anderson

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

MPS Central Services, Room 150

Virtual Adventures Registration Links 

Urban Ecology Center 
Virtual Adventures 

February 15, 2021, Registration Form ADVENTURE FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED 

Wisconsin Humane Society
Virtual Workshops 

February 15, 2021, Registration Form ADVENTURE FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED 

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