The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences – Watershed Exploration

Gr. 6-8

Water is the key to our health, our wealth and our way of life. In collaboration with the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, students explore the watersheds of both the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan to get a better understanding of the health and importance of our local waterways. This program is facilitated by the School of Freshwater Sciences’ Outreach Manager Liz Sutton with visits from scientists and graduate students working in the field.

During the Watershed Exploration, students:

  • Investigate ecology and aquatic life of the watershed
  • Learn water quality sampling techniques
  • Explore nonpoint source pollution and water management
  • Travel to the Milwaukee River to sample water quality
  • Spend a day onboard a research vessel, UWM’s R/V Neeskay, to sample Lake Michigan

This camp spends three days in the classroom learning the science and techniques involved in exploring our local watersheds and two days applying new knowledge in the field. Students leave with a better understanding of the impact of water on our economy, recreational activities and public health.


Due to the nature of the activities there will be additional waivers to sign in order to participate in the camp. There is a 30-minute, supervised lunch break every day. Please make sure students bring a bagged lunch.

Once your child is registered, there are no refunds or transfers. Refunds are made only for classes canceled by CFK&T.

Discount: If registering for six or more classes, please use discount code CFK6PLUS to receive 15% off. Does not include before or after care.

Dates and locations to be announced.


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