Ages 9, 10, 11, and up
I have a suggestion for improving Wisconsin Explorers. Who can I tell?
Tell a park staff person or contact us at the phone, email, or snail mail address above.
What if I want to keep exploring after I finish the booklet?
Just do it! Some of the activities in the booklet list books and Web sites that will give you more information. EEK! is a great place to go to learn about nature in Wisconsin. Your local library is full of amazing nature books. And, next year you can get a whole new Wisconsin Explorer booklet with different activities. But you don't really need any of those things to explore nature. There is always something interesting happening outside. You just need to go out there and find it!
I'm having trouble with one of the activities. Who can I ask for help?
Start with your parents or other grown-ups. They might be able to help you figure out the answer by exploring with you. If you can't figure it out together, try the library or the Internet. And if that doesn't work, ask a park staff person or contact us at the phone, email, or snail mail address above.
Can my youth group earn patches together?
No, the WE program is designed for one kid and one adult exploring together. Your leader or teacher can ask for a complimentary booklet. He/she may copy activities for use in class or group activities, but the only way to earn patches is on your own with a special grown-up.
How did you pay for these new books?
The Wisconsin Explorer program is an interpretive program of the Wisconsin State Park System made possible by the support of the Natural Resources Foundation and funded by one very generous anonymous donor, Menasha Corporation Foundation, R.D. & Linda Peters Foundation, and contributions from many state park Friends groups (Friends of Buckhorn State Park, Bong Naturalist Association, Friends of Devil's Lake State Park, Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, Friends of Interstate Park, Friends of Kettle Moraine, Inc., Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park, Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park, Friends of Rock Island State Park, and Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park).