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Willow River State ParkSchool field trips

The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. would like to invite you and your students to experience the beauty of utilizing education in a hands-on and out-of-doors setting where students can spend time exploring in their own backyard with knowledgeable park staff.

How to register

Fill out a program request form on the Friends website under School Field Trips [exit DNR] or inquire by phone or email. For more information, contact:

Willow River State Park
1034 County Highway A
Hudson, WI 54016

Field trip programs

Willow River offers the following naturalist-guided programs correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. For more details on each field trip topic, see Willow River field trips [PDF].

  • Terrific Trees (Grades K - 1)
  • Digging Down Deep (Grade 1)
  • Animal Detectives (Grade 1)
  • Incredible Insects (Grade 1)
  • Wonderful Weather (Grade 2)
  • Nature’s Recyclers (Grade 2)
  • How Can I help? (Grade 2)
  • Water, Water Everywhere (Grade 3)
  • The Wonderful World Around Us (Grade 4)
  • Animal Adaptation (Grade 4)
  • Rowing Down the Willow River (Grade 5)

Other Programs

All grade levels are welcome to learn about:

  • Our live animals at the Nature Center
  • WI Habitats, Plants, Trees & Wildlife
  • Geocaching
  • Compass and/or map reading
  • Snowshoeing

If you have a specific topic you wish to learn about, simply ask us!

Last revised: Wednesday December 11 2019