Field Trips

Instructive and fun, Mequon Nature Preserve’s staff members and volunteers will work with students of all ages to further their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world!

Contact Marianne O’Connor at 262.242.8055 ext.104 regarding available dates before registering for a field trip .

Before scheduling a trip, look through our Field Trip Brochure to see what trip best fits your students! This brochure also contains DCI standards met for each trip.

MNP Field Trip Brochure

Are your students homeschooled? Click here to see what we offer for homeschool groups!

Are your students learning about local water quality and water health? Learn about our Water Passport Program!

Field trips are conducted between 10AM and 1PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Every visit will include a nature hike through prairie, wetland, and woodland habitats. Special after-school accommodations can be made with clubs or Scouts troops; with a start time no later then 4:30pm. Many of MNP’s trails are ADA compliant. We recommend a 7:1 student to chaperone ratio for all trips.

Be prepared to get outside! Unless the weather absolutely terrible, we will be getting outside for a 2 mile hike, so be dressed appropriately!

Field trips are free of charge for all schools. Donations toward programming are appreciated, but never expected.

Our Bus Scholarship Program is reserved for those schools in need of roundtrip bus transportation fees for schools within the Milwaukee Public School system’s boundaries. Schools are responsible for the scheduling of the bus from a local bus company. The bus company then bills Mequon Nature Preserve. Direct any questions to Marianne.

Pictures from some of our trips!