Outdoor Heritage Education Center - Mentors connecting youth and adults to our natural resources.
Events 
OHEC supports or hosts events, from National Archery in the Schools Programs, family fishing and student aquatic education field trips to Learn to Hunts, school programs and the big Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo.

MOHEE Sets Record
OHEC welcomed new sponsors, added new events and hosted more students for the 2016 MOHEE youth event, which set a record with 2,352 students attending, plus 499 teachers and chaperones.

Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo 2017
Date: Wed/Thurs May 17-18, 2017                 Time: 9:00am-3pm

Register Below!
Location:
MacKenzie Center
W7303 County Hwy CS
Poynette, Wisconsin 53955

FREE ADMISSION!  Transportation grants available.  Unique field trip where students can be face-to-face with live wolves, lynx, badger, otter, bison and eagles, and participate in archery, airgun, fisheries, forestry, wildlife and so many other fun activities, all in one location. Many activities correlate with multi-discipline state and national education standards.


Students will also be given information about on-going mentored programs so they can develop their outdoor skills and enjoy lifelong outdoor activities. Educators, trained safety instructors and other volunteer mentors provide an enriching participatory experience for students, connecting youth to Wisconsin's natural resources, outdoor heritage and lifelong skills. 

To volunteer, donate or attend, contact mark@outdoorheritageeducation center.com or phone 608-854-2196.

For Teachers:     You and your students are invited…
 
FREE FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITY
Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo
Choose Wednesday or Thursday 
Transportation Funding Available
courtesy of Wisconsin Conservation Congress, Safari Club & Other Donors

As the school year is wrapping up, students and educators can still extend learning outdoors at the DNR’s MacKenzie Center, Poynette where this big youth expo offers hands-on activities correlated to state standards in multiple disciplines.  And students can see up-close LIVE wolves, lynx, bison, badger, otter, bald eagle, turkey vultures and other wildlife.  After last year's event, 100% of students, educators, donors and volunteers said they want to come back to MacKenzie every year.
 
Budget tight? Ask us about available transportation funding.
 
As the school year winds down, expo educators, conservation volunteers and DNR professionals will help keep students engaged while increasing their understanding, appreciation and sense of stewardship for natural resources, Wisconsin’s outdoor heritage and related activities.  Emphasis is on hands-on learning experiences where students will participate in these outdoor skills activities:   
  • Archery
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife, Tracking & Game Calling
  • Fisheries & Angler Education
  • Hounds & Bird Dog Demos
  • Historic Fur Trade & Trapping
  • Parks, Trails & Camping
  • Outdoor Safety, Shooting Sports & Enforcement
  • Safari Club’s “Sensory Safari” Touch Wildlife of the World Exhibit
 
On-site is a Wisconsin Logging Museum, antique sawmill and airgun range. Your bus can arrive any time during open hours and move among any education stations of your choice at will.  Continuous instruction provided.

Bring your own lunch, water, drinks, closed-toe footwear and sunscreen or warm clothes appropriate for the weather.
 
The Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo is also a great place to meet representatives for conservation groups and DNR programs, discover additional educational resources available to you, and to connect students with ongoing mentored outdoor skills training programs to keep them actively learning throughout the summer and beyond.
  
Questions? Contact organizer Mark LaBarbera at 608-854-2196, or scan this sheet and email to him at mark@outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com.
 
[  ] YES, we want to attend.     

[  ] Not this year, but let us know about next year.
 
Your name: _________________________________________ 

Email: ____________________________________________

Ph: ________________ Mobile # (for day of event): _____________
 
School Name: _______________________________________

School website: _____________________________________

# Students in Grade 4: ____       Gr. 5:_____        Gr. 6: _____     
  If you want to request adding Gr. 3 or 7 students, please check this box: [_]

# Teachers & Chaperones: ________  
(Approx. 1 per 10-12 students recommended to stay with each chaperone
 or teacher together on-site at all times.)
 
Check Expo date preference: [_] Wed. May 17 or  [ _] Thurs. May 18, 2017

[ _] We can't afford the entire cost of the bus. Please tell us about transportation stipends or other funding available.

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