Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expos (MOHEE)
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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.
FREE FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITY
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
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.
Questions? Contact organizer Ruth Ann Lee, OHEC Executive Director or 608-358-1708.