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
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).
Students will explore the whispery lives of moths and butterflies. (Grades K - 3).
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
Plant and animal relationships will be explored as the secrets of the forest are revealed! (Grades K - 4).
Compare and contrast the ecology of two forest communities, a pine plantation and a hardwood forest. (Grades 5 - 8).