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 2017 MOHEE youth event, which set a record with 2,704 students, plus 503 teachers and chaperones. For 2018, there are more activities and new support from Cabela's Outdoor Fund and others.
Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo 2018
Date: Wed/Thurs May 16-17, 2018 Time: 9:00am-3pm
W7303 County Hwy CS
Poynette, Wisconsin 53955
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 receive 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.
For Teachers: You and your students are invited…
Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo
Choose Wednesday or Thursday
Transportation Funding Available
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 experiential learning. Students participate in these outdoor skills
- 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
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.
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.
Contact organizer Mark LaBarbera at 608-854-2196, or scan this sheet and email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
] YES, we want to attend.
[ ] Not this year, but let us know about next year.
________________ Mobile # (for day of event): _____________
School website: ______________________________________
# Students in Grade 4: ____ Gr. 5:____ Gr. 6: ___ Gr. 7:_____
If you want to request adding Gr. 3 students, please check this box: [_]
# Teachers & Chaperones: ________
(Approx. 1 per 10-12 students recommended to stay with each chaperone on-site at all times.)
Expo date preference: [_] Wed. May 16 or [ _] Thurs. May 17, 2018
[ _] We can't afford the entire cost of the bus. Please tell us about transportation stipends or other funding available.