Maywood Field Trips

Ecosystem Tour

Students will tour three of Maywood’s ecosystems: river, prairie, and forest with an environmental educator. They will learn about food webs, flora and fauna function and structure. Students will also participate in sampling techniques to determine the health of a stream after collecting macroinvertebrates and survey a prairie for biodiversity of species.

Habitat Hikes

Habitat hikes are led by an environmental educator. Students will learn about at least two different habitats and some of the animals that live there. Habitat hikes are customizable based on your classroom curriculum. Hike themes change with the seasons.

Monarch Butterflies

This field experience is available during the September through the first week of October, the peak of Monarch migration. Students will move through stations to view live Monarchs, learn about their life cycle, dress up like a butterfly and use bubbles and nets to learn how to safely catch them. Students will learn how to identify milkweed, the main food source for Monarch catepillar and learn about the challenges of their long migration.

Sappin’ And Sawin’

This program combines Maywood’s Maple Sugar Program with Camp Y-Koda’s Lumberjacks of WI program! Students will rotate through both part 1 and 2 of the program between 9:30 and 1:45pm.