Student Programs

Great Lakes Aquarium Explorer

Great Lakes Aquarium

Self-guided aquarium exhibit exploration

Targeted Grades: pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Water, Ecology
Location: Great Lakes Aquarium
Timeframe: 1-2 hours to explore exhibits
Cost: PK-12: $5/each. For every 5 students you will receive 1 free chaperone. Teachers/school staff are free and not included in the free chaperone ratio. Additional adult chaperones: $5/each

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Great Lakes Aquarium Fish and Ships

Great Lakes Aquarium

Exhibit exploration + harbor cruise

Self-guided aquarium exhibit exploration and 75 minute harbor cruise

Targeted Grades: pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Water, Ecology
Location: Great Lakes Aquarium
Timeframe: Approximately 3-5 hours
Cost: Students and adults are $10 each. Some teachers and school staff are free.

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Hartley Nature Center Field Trips

Hartley Nature Center

Life in the Pond (PK-2) | Crayfish Ecology (3-5) | Stream Study (6-12)

Targeted Grades: pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Wildlife, Water, Ecology
Location: Hartley Nature Center or offsite if an appropriate habitat is available
Timeframe: 1-2 hrs
Cost: $5/student with scholarships available

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Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Field Trips

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

Banding Songbirds (G: All) | Hawks, and Falcons, and Eagles, Oh My! (G: PK-K) | Birds of Prey 101 (G: 1-2) | Raptors on the Move (G: 1-2, 3-4) | Mystery Bird Hike (G: 4-12) | Experience Hawk Ridge (G: 5 – college) | Eyes on the Skies – An Overview of Migration and Raptors (G: 6-12) | Goshawk Hotspot (G: 6-12) | Summit Ledges Hike (G: 4- college)

Targeted Grades: pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Wildlife
Location: Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve in the Fall, Enger Tower Park in the Spring
Timeframe: 30-45, 45-60, or 90-120 minutes
Cost: $5 per student $100 minimum fee - OR - $6 per student $120 minimum fee

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Jay Cooke State Park Field Trips

Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Life of the River (K-6) | Fish Printing (K-6) | Healthy Rivers (3-12) | Life of a Voyager (3-12) | MinnAqua Curriculum (K-12) | Water Cycles (K-8)

Targeted Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Cultural History, Recreational Sports, Water, Ecology, STEAM
Location: Jay Cooke State Park
Timeframe: 30-45, 45-60, or 60 minutes
Cost: Free

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KEEP Classroom Energy Programs

KEEP, Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program

Investigations for Students in Energy Efficiency (6-12) | Student Energy Audit Training (6-8) | Watt’s Up Unit (6-8)

Targeted Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Energy
Location: At your Wisconsin classroom
Timeframe: Half-, full-, and three day options

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Lake Superior Estuarium Visit

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Lake Superior Watershed

Targeted Grades: pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Wildlife, Water, Ecology
Location: Lake Superior Estuarium
Timeframe: Winter: Friday 12pm-4pm , Summer: W-Th 10am-6pm F 10am-5pm
Cost: Free

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Lake Superior Zoo Education Programs

Lake Superior Zoo

Creature Coverings, Super Senses, Animals in Motion, Frogs & Turtles (PK) | Animal Adaptations, Animal Life Cycles, Animals of Minnesota & Wisconsin, Creature Categories, Insect Investigation, Nocturnal Animals, Raptors (K-3) | Zoo Jobs, Endangered Species, Rainforest Rescue, Creature Categories, Raptors, Animals of Minnesota & Wisconsin (4-5) | Zoo Jobs, Animal Classification, Animal Behavior Studies, Raptors (6-12) | More at: lszooduluth.org/programs-camps/field-trips

Targeted Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topics: Wildlife, Ecology, Career, Forest
Location: Lake Superior Zoo
Timeframe: 60 minutes
Cost: $2 per student plus admission

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