Schools and families can expect fun, experiential, and educational youth programming in ways that accommodate and enrich whatever learning format families are interested in. All programs that run at the Center will take place primarily outdoors. Other programs that correlate with Next Generation Science Standards are adapted so that schools or groups can host a live stream or pre-recorded virtual programming, as well as safe in-person programs with our naturalists.
For Schools & Organizations
Enjoy the wonders of Schlitz Audubon virtually! Over a platform such as Zoom, a naturalist will present one of our amazing environmental education programs. During a one-hour program, students have the opportunity to interact with our educators through their computer while learning more about the natural world around us. Some programs present up-close looks at our animal ambassadors or raptors, while others dive into weather and ecology.
If streaming will not work for you, we offer pre-recorded options for schools, organizations, or even individual homes on subjects like Lake Michigan, Mammals of Wisconsin, and Beaks & Talons. These themed programs are insightful, engaging, and educational. Created by our naturalists, each package includes a 20-minute video and complementary learning materials.
Schlitz Audubon continues to offer our traditional field trips at the Center and nature-based programs at your site, including schools, libraries, or homes. Simply review the listings in our Education Brochures to learn about dozens of available programs. Choose from live programs with our birds of prey, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as a diverse array of experiential learning activities.
For Students & Their Families
This seasonal series, hosted by Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool, is designed for children ages 4-6. Meeting for 5 consecutive sessions on Monday afternoons, this program makes use of the Center’s outstanding nature trails and the new Nuthatch outdoor classroom. In this series, Preschool teachers focus on nature experiences that are age-appropriate and include plenty of time for play and social interaction. Nature Mondays is the perfect option for families who would like their children to share in the Nature Preschool experience, but prefer a short-term commitment!
Participants in our Field Days program engage in educational activities while exploring seasonal changes outdoors. Offered on Wednesday and Friday mornings and afternoons for students in K5-5th grade, Field Days provide great opportunities for your child’s unstructured learning days. No two Field Days will be alike, so sign up for one or multiple sessions and experience the wonders of the season with our naturalists! (Please only select one session per day.) Field Days is currently offered through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Our Homeschool program is a rigorous, yet fun science and project-based educational format designed for students aged 6 – 14 years old. Each monthly session combines educational activities and games with take-home learning extensions to help students do a more in-depth exploration of related topics.