For Teachers: Field Trips


The Wisconsin Science Festival is for everyone, especially teachers, who inspire curiosity in the youth they work with every day. Explore the many ways to connect elementary, middle and high school classes with the incredible science happening across Wisconsin.

*2022 Wisconsin Science Festival field trip information will be available in early fall 2022. Recordings from this year’s sessions are linked below.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS: Live “Ask Me Anything” Sessions

The Wisconsin Science Festival once again offered VIRTUAL field trips for the 2021 festival. These 45-minute virtual video webinar sessions provided an opportunity to hear directly from a scientist, researcher or STEM professional regarding their science and their journey. Students participating in live sessions also had the opportunity to ask questions. Topics included biology, geology, food science, environmental science, engineering, physics, chemistry and much more!

BIOBLITZ: Connect with Wisconsin’s Biodiversity

The Wisconsin Science Festival is working with partners throughout the state to organize BioBlitzes. These easy-to-customize events focus on identifying as many species as possible within a certain niche, from forests to your school playground.

It’s easy to do, and we can help! Click here to learn more.

WATER: A Statewide Inquiry Experience

The Wisconsin Science Festival partners with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s “Reimagine the Science Fair” project to create the Statewide Science Experience. Join with your colleagues to take part in a project designed to fill every school to the last drop with water education!

This multiyear effort encourages teachers to use and share science lessons related to water. It includes a core lesson for students to investigate water runoff in school parking lots and visualize the data throughout the year.

Educators can post and view resources and teacher stories about water education stories. Or, connect to water education projects organized by grade level and WSS/NGSS alignment.

For more information about this effort, contact Travis Tangen, education and outreach manager, at 608-316-4385 or [email protected].

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“I absolutely LOVED the teacher workshops! Very engaging, with presenters who were obviously interested in sharing their knowledge and resources with teachers.”

A 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival Teacher Workshop Participant

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