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. Registration information for 2023 field trip opportunities will be available in August.


*Details for this event will be available August 2023.
Discover dozens of interactive hands-on stations that cover a wide range of topics from engineering to biology and much more. Exploration stations are open-ended and mostly drop-in experiences. Explore at your own pace and let students spend as much time as they want at each station. There are activities for all grade levels. You will have the option to indicate interest in joining hands-on workshops and shows during the expo or visiting other Wisconsin Science Festival sites on UW-Madison’s campus.


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!

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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).

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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!

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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 is a collection of educational resources for middle school science classrooms that introduces learners to relevant real-world issues, cutting edge research and the human element—the people working together to research, innovate and solve problems using science. Click here to learn more, or reach out to us if you’d like to connect with any of these labs.

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“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.”

2021 Virtual Field Trip Participating Teacher

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