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Waukesha County Environmental Education Resources Hub

Enhance your learning with these great resources from Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. Explore our virtual and in-person opportunities for learners of all ages. 

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The Outdoor Classroom Series

Expand learning to the outdoors with an environmental education program at Retzer Nature Center! The 60 minute environmental education programs are perfect for home school groups, virtual learners, families, caregivers, scout troops, 4-H groups and more! Programs are geared towards elementary students. Programs will be conducted completely outdoors, so dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather, program will be moved to an openly ventilated location. Face masks will be required indoors and when social distancing cannot be properly maintained outdoors.

See November/December Programming Line-up (pdf)

  • Programs available at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • $4 per student*
    *Free for adults and young siblings ages 3 and under
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum of 20-30 paid registrants (program dependent)
  • Register online at least one day prior to program
    Search "Classroom" for listings. Sorry, no walk-ins.
 
Wednesdays at The Planetarium

All shows are held at the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located inside the Retzer Environmental Learning Center. Complement and expand your learning with a show on the dome! All groups welcome. The 60 minute shows are geared towards elementary students. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Face masks will be required indoors.

See November/December Planetarium Line-up (pdf)

  • Shows available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • $3.50 per seat *
    *Free for young children ages 3 and under
  • 22 seats maximum per session
  • Register online at least one day prior to program. 
    Search "Wednesday Elementary" for listings.
    Sorry, no walk-ins

Explore Our Activity Guides

Flip through our digital guides for information on events, programs, activities and more.

Public Environmental Education Activity Guide
September 2020 - December 2020

School Environmental Education Guide
2020 - 2021 School Year

Resources for Teaching Outdoors

Helping educators, parents and caregivers use the outdoors to enrich learning and extend beyond the walls of a classroom. 

Resources, Projects and Ideas: