For Educators

kids with water bugs

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
― Rachel Carson

We offer environmental education programs for K-12 and college students, scouts, 4-H, and other organized groups. On-site field trips, service learning opportunities, off-site presentations and a variety of other educational materials are available. Reservations are required. All programs and activities are free. Contact Erin Railsback at 920-387-2658 ext 124 or for current programming and reservations.


Program topics include:

  • Horicon Marsh wildlife
  • Birds and migration
  • Macroinvertebrate sampling/water quality
  • Birdwatching and binocular basics
  • Conservation careers
  • Pollinators
  • Wisconsin Raptors (hawks and owls)


Service Learning Opportunities 

Programs may be combined with service learning opportunities such as prairie seed collection or invasive plant removal upon request (seasonal availability) 


Additional Resources

USFWS Education Resources

Madison Audubon Society Birding Resources and Education. Check their Facebook page for live programming.

Junior Duck Stamp Program and Curriculum Guides

Nature's Notebook Phenology Curriculum

Pollinator Partnership - Educational Resources

Monarch Watch 

Journey North Wildlife Migration

Project Learning Tree

Project WILD 

Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring

All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

BirdSleuth Curriculum - Cornell Lab or Ornithology

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology - Bird TV

Save our Streams Curriculum Izaak Walton League