Outdoor Education


What better way to learn about the great outdoors than spending time at LuWiSoMo this fall, winter, or spring?  Outdoor education is an affordable way to move your classroom outdoors and participate in a variety of activities such as archery, canoeing, hikes, orienteering, cooking, habitats, tree identification, as well as many others.  Be sure to check out the brochure below for additional unit descriptions.  Contact us with any additional questions or to register.


 Outdoor Education Objectives

Through our outdoor education program, students will:

  • Be actively involved in lesson units
  • Acquire knowledge and skills
  • Develop environmental awareness
  • Respond to environmental stimuli
  • Develop an emotional tie to the natural and built environment
  • Develop an understanding of how the environment functions and how people interact with it
  • Develop a philosophy about the environment and our place and responsibility in it

Outdoor Education Lesson Topics

Habitat Exploration

  • Forest
  • Wetlands
  • Bog
  • Praire
  • Lake/Stream
  • Wisconsin Birds


  • What’s that Tree?
  • Me as a Tree
  •  Pi in the Sky
  • Wood’s Worth
  • Phenology Findings
  • Water Conservation

Outdoor Skills

  • Compass 101
  • Orienteering Basics
  • Archery
  • Canoeing Dry Basics
  • Advanced Canoe-Navigation
  • Group Team Building
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Horse Care/Trail Ride
  • Survival Skills
  • Bike Ride Fitness
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Snowshoeing
  • Winter Nature

Offsite Field Trips

  • Wild Rose Fish Hatchery 
  • Karner Blue Butterfly Meadow
  • Cemetery Study