While reading the story Oh No! Hannah’s Swamp is Changing by Marilyn Barrett-O’Leary, find out how the swamp habitat of a heron named Hannah changes and how people play a part in that change. Learn how Wisconsin’s wetland and other water habitats have also changed and how everyone can help protect these delicate ecosystems.
Many people depend on groundwater for their daily needs. Through active, hands-on activities, find out why water falls down, how it fills spaces and moves through layers of soil, and how we access that water for our use. You’ll also learn how we can help keep groundwater clean.
We will investigate forms of maritime communication from the past and present: signal lights, Morse code, V-mail, and code flags. We’ll even do some of our own code-breaking!
Find out the important part ships play in providing for our needs and wants. Investigate how a special mailboat brings letters and packages to crews on the Detroit River. Enjoy a cargo matching activity and write a message to the crew of a Great Lakes freighter!
Long before Europeans came to our state, Native Americans depended on the waters of Wisconsin. Using posters, objects, and Native American vocabulary, we will explore water’s importance for trade, travel, and food among Wisconsin’s native people, and how that need for water is one of our connections with the people of the past.