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Devil's Lake State ParkSchool field trips

Ancient rocks, magnificent bluffs, gorges, the Ice Age Trail and a rich natural and cultural history will make a field trip to Devil's Lake both educational and memorable.

How to register

Call the nature center at the phone number below.

For more information, contact:
Sue Johansen
Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299
608-356-8301 ext. 140
608-356-4281 (fax)


Devil's Lake offers the following naturalist-guided programs correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.

Cultural heritage and the arts programs

Effigy mounds of Devil's Lake

Travel back in time to visit the Indian mounds at Devil's Lake, gaining insights into the resourcefulness needed to survive 1,000 years ago. (Grades 4 - 8).

Earth science programs

Glacial geology of Devil's Lake

Take a glacial journey that begins at the nature center, descends a terminal moraine, passes Indian effigy mounds and ends at the edge of Devil's Lake. (Grades 5 - 8).

Wildlife programs

Whispering wings

Students will explore the whispery lives of moths and butterflies. (Grades K - 3).

Beaver tales

Students will learn about the historical, natural and ecological significance of the beaver from the early European exploration of North America to the present. (Grades 5 - 8).

Snakes. Our friends . . . really!

This program will dispel rumors about snakes and leave participants with an appreciation of the ten species of snakes that inhabit the Devil's Lake area. (Grades 5 - 8).

Wildlife and plant programs

Discovery walk

Plant and animal relationships will be explored as the secrets of the forest are revealed! (Grades K - 4).

Ecosystem programs

Forest communities

Compare and contrast the ecology of two forest communities, a pine plantation and a hardwood forest. (Grades 5 - 8).

Last revised: Friday October 17 2014