Educational Tours & Programs

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Self-Guided vs Educational Tours
For Self-Guided Tours: Call (414) 257-5600,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
wheelchair accessible
 

Educational tours are presented by the Interpretive Educator at "The Domes," or Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. These tours or field trips are designed for groups of 20 or more who have registered at least 3 weeks in advance.

Educational Tours for. . .

 

Educational Programs for Registered School Groups
Programs Times
Day of Week: Wed., Thurs., or Fri.
Time Slots: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2 p.m.

 EDUCATIONAL TOUR SCHOOL-GROUP PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS 
 All programs support state DPI Standards for Science Content

 All include  
- A presentation by the Conservatory Interpretive Educator

- A Comparison of Communities

- Scavenger-Hunt Sheets

- Age-appropriate Educational Worksheets

Kindergarten
Plants, Animals and Their Habitat

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Students will learn what plants and animals—including humans—need for survival and will act out the concepts. Students will be introduced to the different resources available in different habitats.

Registration Information 

1st Grade
What Do Plants and Animals Need to Survive?

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Throughout the program, students will be introduced to examples of the way animals and plants survive and grow and will discover that the young of some species bear only a resemblance to the parent organism.
Registration Information 

2nd Grade
Teamwork and the Surroundings

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Throughout the program, students will be introduced to examples of the the way plants depend on water and light to grow and the ways they depend on animals for pollination or seed dispersal.
Registration Information 

3rd Grade
Environmental Impacts on Plants and Animals

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Students will gain a better understanding of the unique and diverse life cycles of plants and amimals. Students will discover the influence of the environment on inherited traits of organisms.
Registration Information 

4th Grade
Life Cycles and Traits of Plants and Animals

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Students will examine the internal and external structures of plants and animals and will learn about the function of these structures in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. Students will also explore the effects of rainfall in arid and tropical regions in shaping the land and affecting which living organisms are found there.  
Registration Information 

5th Grade
Energy in Ecosystems

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Students will observed the importance of interdependent relationships in ecosystems and the way a newly introduced species may damage the balance of an ecosystem. Energy and matter cycles will be demonstrated throughout The Domes.  
Registration Information 

6th-8th Grades
Ecosystems and Human Impact

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program


Students will explore biotic and abiotic factors in tropical, arid, and temperate ecosystems along with the effects these factors have on a population. Students will take part in a discussion on the impact of human activites and the challenges of maintaining biodiversity in an ecosystem.
Registration Information 

9th-12th Grade
Biogeography

30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet
Allow 1-1/2 hours for the complete program30-45 minutes, plus exploration with program worksheet


While touring the arid (desert) dome, students will make comparisons of the Old World and New World plants. These comparisons will illustrate biological evolution and natural selection as well as adaptation and biodiversity.
Registration Information 

College-Level
Topics listed above or customized topic for your curriculum

60 minutes, plus exploration

Contact the Domes Educator for details

 

 

School-Group Educational Tour Registration
Reserve your program year round, at least 3 weeks before your desired date 

2018 School-Group Educational Tour Fees
Fees below include admission to The Domes and presentation by Conservatory Interpretive Educator
Group Size: 20-200 participants - Minimum fee $105

Student Age 5 $3.50*
Student Age 6–17 $7.00"
Student Age 18+ (College/University) $7.00*
Teacher, One Free per classroom; others pay chaperone fee

Adult Chaperone $2.50* One adult chaperone is required for every 8 children
*Milwaukee County Residents receive a discount with proof of residency.

Friends of The Domes admission rates do not apply to Educational Programs.

For program registration contact the Education Coordinator 

 

Registered Scout/Homeschooler Programs
Boy and Girl Scouts in grades 1–8 will focus on specific badge requirements that can be fullfilled at The Domes. Discussions will be appropriate for the grade level. 

2018 Scout/Homeschooler Program Fees
Fees below include admission to The Domes and presentation by Conservatory Interpretive Educator
Group Size: 20-100 participants - Minimum fee $105
Student Age 5 $3.50*
Student Age 6–17 $7.00*
Adult Participant $9.00*

*Milwaukee County Residents receive a discount with proof of residency.

Friends of The Domes admission rates do not apply to Educational Programs.

For program preparation, contact the Education Coordinator 

  

 

 


Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-5611

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