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Richard Bong State Recreation AreaSchool field trips

With grasslands, wetlands and woods to explore, Richard Bong is an inviting field trip destination for inquiring young minds.

How to register

Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis. No registrations are taken over the phone; they must be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person. You can call at any time and request an application. Group sizes must be at least 15 and no more than 30. We can take two groups a day, one group with naturalists, the other self-guided then we would switch.

For more information, contact:
Beth Goeppinger
Richard Bong State Recreation Area
26313 Burlington Rd.
Kansasville, WI 53139
262-878-5615 (fax)


Richard Bong offers several naturalist-guided programs correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.

Hide and seek

While hiking, students will search for natural examples of camouflage and play a game to discover hidden animals. (Grades K - 1).

Animal detectives

Students will become animal detectives complete with magnifiers and clue sheets to investigate animal tracks, homes and signs. (Grades 1 - 3).

Incredible insects

Students will use nets and jars to capture, inspect and identify area insects. (Grades 3 - 4).

Pond peeking

After learning to use an identification key, students will dip into the water to investigate and identify the pond invertebrates. (Grades 5 - 6).

Water quality

After learning to use an identification key and sampling equipment, students will dip into the water to investigate and identify the pond invertebrates and test the water. (Grades 7 - 12).

Last revised: Friday October 17 2014