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Willow River State ParkSchool field trips

Forests, prairie, river and lake provide diversity and beauty in this outdoor classroom.

How to register

For school year programs, call to be placed on our mailing list. Information for the fall is sent out in August. Information for the spring is sent out in January. Register for summer programs by phone or email.

For more information, contact:
Tashina Lahr-Manifold
Willow River State Park
1034 County Highway A
Hudson, WI 54016
715-386-9340

Programs

Willow River offers the following naturalist-guided programs correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.

Wildlife programs

Turtles

Crawl through a turtle's habitat and participate in hands-on turtle activities. (Grades K - 1).

Insects

At several hands-on stations, students will find out about insects' life cycles and learn how insects help us live. (Grades K - 1).

Deer

There will be hands–on stations for the students to touch deer parts, see deer and play games to understand the ecological role of deer. (Grades 2 - 3).

Habitats

Students will be introduced to the major habitats at the park, learn how animals interact, create a habitat and see how humans fit into the picture. (Grade 3).

Bats

Through hands-on experiences, students will learn how bats' highly developed senses of smell and hearing help them survive. (Grades 4 - 5).

Other programs

Recycling

Students will see how recycling works in nature and examine how people can be effective recyclers. (Grade 2).

Water quality

Students will compare water collected from various locations in the park, looking at the wildlife that each water source supports and the need for diversity within the park ecosystem. (Grades 4 - 5).

Last revised: Wednesday October 21 2015