Homeschool Field Trips

Mequon Nature Preserve offers field trips to all schools and organizations at no cost to them. This includes homeschooled students! MNP will offer two days throughout the traditional school year for homeschooled students to come and take a predetermined, guided field trip with MNP staff. Field trips run from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Each trip will be capped at 30 students. We ask that all students attending the field trip be over the age of 5. In order to best teach the students, we ask that all younger siblings do not attend the field trip. Families with younger siblings are welcome to stay back at the Education Center while their student(s) are on the field trip. Students will be broken up by grades in order to best serve each learning outcome for each age range. The five-, six-, and seven-year-olds will be in one group and will do a Nature Habitat hike. Students 8 and up will be in another group and take part in our Insect/Monarch Field Trip (in the fall) and our Birding Field Trip (in the spring).

The trip will be just for the students. No adults will be allowed to accompany the students on the trip. The kids should be dropped off at 10:00 and picked up at noon. (We will have plenty of staff and volunteer teachers to accompany the kids.) The trip will begin and end in our auditorium. Most of the trip will be out on the trails of MNP. We ask that the kids dress appropriately for the weather. We HIGHLY suggest wearing boots of some kind.

Here are the dates for the 2024-2025 academic year!

Wednesday, September 18, 2024: Insects in the Prairie

Wednesday, May 7, 2025: Birding

If you are interested or have any questions, email Marianne at

Fill out the from below after you have talked to Marianne about if there are spots open! Please note: fill out a form for each child participating on the field trip.

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