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Summer Adventures

Summer Adventure field trips and presentations offer enrichment experiences for Summer Academy students. The trips include hands-on experiences that focus on Wisconsin’s unique heritage, natural environment, geology, ecology, ecosystems, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) activities.


Oak Ridge Farm

Students visit a 200-acre working farm.

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Hawthorn Glen

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

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Lapham Peak

On more than 1,000 acres of hilly terrain, students learn about the Ice Age, topography, wildlife, and prairies.

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Milwaukee Public Museum

Students study archaeology, paleontology, environmental science, and ancient skies using the exhibits at the museum.

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Discovery World - Mobile Labs

Students use math, science, and technology in a variety of hands-on experiments.

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Kohl's Wild Theater

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

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Milwaukee County Zoo Camps

Students learn about veterinarians, zookeepers, superhero animals, and animal habitats.


In week-long camps, students use math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) in a variety of hands-on experiments designed to stimulate their interest in science and engineering.

Urban Ecology Center

Students learn about pond ecology and canoeing.


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  Who can participate in Summer Adventures?

Students enrolled in Summer Academy sites can participate in Summer Adventures.

  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 locations.

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