For Teachers: Field Trips
SCIENCE FESTIVAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS
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. Registration information for 2023 field trip opportunities will be available in August.
DISCOVERY BUILDING HANDS-ON EXPO
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP SESSIONS
These 30-minute virtual video webinar sessions provide an opportunity to hear directly from a scientist, researcher or STEM professional regarding their science and their journey. Students participating in live sessions also have the opportunity to ask questions. Topics include biology, geology, food science, environmental science, engineering, physics, chemistry and much more!
NEW: HOW IT’S MADE IN WISCONSIN PROJECT
We are seeking school groups, community organizations and 4-H programs of all sizes to discover a unique “behind-the-scenes” perspective of Wisconsin-made products via facility tours, demonstrations or open house opportunities as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival week (October 16-22, 2023).
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!
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].
MEET THE LAB
“We just loved the virtual field trip of both BioBlitz and the human brain. The brain hats were a huge hit!! Students were very engaged. Thanks again for this opportunity.”