One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Mead Wildlife Area Education Program offers a fun and exciting way for your class (PreK-12 or college) or group (Girl & Boy Scout or Adult & Family) to explore the worlds of science and environmental education while meeting state academic standards. There are classes offered in the winter and summer months too! With the Stanton W. Mead Education & Visitor Center educational programs can be run year round.
These programs may include tours of the Education and Visitor Center’s green building design or the wildlife area, on or off site presentations and activity based programs. The Mead DNR staff, dedicated volunteers, and UW system students come together to help achieve this goal. For a complete description of the program opportunities, please view the Wildlife Conservation Education Brochure.
If you are considering a visit to the Mead and wish to schedule your group, please view our online Center Calendar for availability. There are no fees for school groups or organizational groups(scouts, adult education, etc.) that wish to schedule an educational activity; but donations are appreciated. Donations are used to support the educational programs at the Mead. There is no charge for group tours, but reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. Use the following form to schedule your on-site organizational group:
On-Site Organization Programming Registration
Teachers interested in bringing their students to the Mead Education and Visitor Center follow this link - Field Trip Information.
Some of the Educational programming is offered off-site to schools and organizations, depending on availability and scheduling the Mead Staff. Please use these forms to schedule a visit for your school or organization.