Water Passport Program

Mequon Nature Preserve offers a more in-depth water quality learning experience through the Water Passport Program. This program is in partnership with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD). Students will have the opportunity to experience three different but connected field trips all pertaining to the importance of local water quality and water health.

Students will have the opportunity to visit Jones Island Reclamation Facility, the wetlands of Mequon Nature Preserve, and have an in-classroom watershed model demonstration from an MNP educator. These three experiences follow a general order with the season, but their order can be customized to fit your school schedule.

All three trips are FREE of charge. The teacher is responsible for the scheduling of each of the field trips, as well as scheduling the bus transportation for each trip. The MNP Bus Scholarship Program is in effect for these trips. The Water Passport Program is recommended for middle-schoolers. For a school to qualify for this program, the school MUST be in MMSD’s service area.

MMSD serves these communities: Bayside, Brookfield, Brown Deer, Butler, Caledonia, Cudahy, Elm Grove, Fox Point, Franklin, Germantown, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Oak Creek, River Hills, Saint Francis, Shorewood, Thiensville, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Milwaukee, and Whitefish Bay.

If interested in having your class go through this program, or have any questions, email Marianne at moconnor@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

This program is in partnership with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). We thank them for their support!

Photos from the field trips!