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 Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expos (MOHEE) 

Save the Dates:  

May 8, 2024 Milwaukee

WDNR Havenwoods State Forest

6141 N Hopkins St

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209


May 15-16, 2024 Poynette

WDNR MacKenzie Center

W7303 County Hwy CS & Q

Poynette, Wisconsin 53955

Event Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

Open house style, rotate between activity stations at your own pace.



You and your students are invited…



The Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (pronounced MO'-hee) presented by The Outdoor Heritage Education Center (OHEC)(OH'-heck), non-profit conservation organization is planning ahead for 2023! A perfect opportunity to extend learning outdoors before the school year comes to an end. Please consider joining us for the 2023 youth expo.




May 8th, 2024 at Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee, WI and

May 15th & 16th, 2024 (pick the day that works best) at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, WI.



Students can explore mentored programs so they can develop outdoor skills and enjoy lifelong outdoor activities. Connect with educators, trained safety instructors and other volunteer mentors who provide an enriching and engaging experience connecting students to Wisconsin's natural resources, outdoor heritage and lifelong skills.


Event is Free

Transportation funding available, based on true need.

Ideal for the 4th - 7th grade audience, with many activities correlated to state academic standards. 


At the 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.



New activities added every year with stations that emphasize hands-on learning experiences where students can participate free in any or all of these outdoor skills activities:




Wildlife ID (plus Wolves, Bison & other live animals)

Tracking & Game Calling

Fisheries, Fly-tying, & Angler Education

Air guns (BB guns) & Firearm Safety

Hounds & Bird Dog Demos

Historic Fur Trade & Trapping

Parks, Trails & Camping

Pond Stu​dy

Bird Ecology


Outdoor Safety (including snowmobile & ATV/UTV)

“Sensory Safari” Touch of the Wild Trailer(s)


MOHEE is also a great place to meet local representatives of conservation groups and DNR programs, discover additional partners and 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.


Do you have someone in your group that has a temporary or permanent mobility issue? Maybe a student, chaperone, mentor or teacher?


Outdoor wheelchairs (OWC) can be requested from:
* Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW).  Please note you will have to submit a refundable deposit, fill out a use waiver prior to use, and complete a use survey after use; AND…


* Wings Over Wisconsin; Eden, Mayville, Denmark/Green Bay & Coulee Region Chapters.
Resources are limited, please make your request soon.


Questions? Contact organizer Ruth Ann Lee, OHEC Executive Director or 608-358-1708. 

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