Outdoor Heritage Education Center

Connecting youth and adults to our natural resources.

 

OHEC present's TWO 

Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo's (MOHEE) 

in 2023!

Save the Dates:  

May 10, 2023 Milwaukee

WDNR Havenwoods State Forest

6141 N Hopkins St

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209


May 17-18, 2023 Poynette

WDNR MacKenzie Center

W7303 County Hwy CS & Q

Poynette, Wisconsin 53955


Get on the List,

Register for 2023 by clicking this link!

Event Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

Open house style, rotate between activity stations at your own pace.


 

FREE FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITY

You and your students are invited…


The Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (pronounced MO'-hee) presented by The Outdoor Heritage Education Center (OHEC)(OH'-heck), non-profit conservation organization is planning ahead for 2023! A perfect opportunity to extend learning outdoors before the school year comes to an end. Please consider joining us for the 2023 youth expo.


Dates: 

May 10th, 2023 at Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee, WI and

May 17th or 18th, 2023 (pick the day that works best) at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, WI.


Students can explore mentored programs so they can develop outdoor skills and enjoy lifelong outdoor activities. Connect with educators, trained safety instructors and other volunteer mentors who provide an enriching and engaging experience connecting students to Wisconsin's natural resources, outdoor heritage and lifelong skills.


Event is Free

Transportation funding available, based on true need.

Ideal for the 4th - 7th grade audience, with many activities correlated to state academic standards. 


At the expo, educators, conservation volunteers, and DNR professionals will help keep students engaged while increasing their understanding, appreciation and sense of stewardship for natural resources, Wisconsin’s outdoor heritage and related activities.


New activities added every year with stations that emphasize hands-on learning experiences where students can participate free in any or all of these outdoor skills activities:


Archery

Forestry

Wildlife ID (plus Wolves, Bison & other live animals)

Tracking & Game Calling

Fisheries, Fly-tying, & Angler Education

Air guns (BB guns)

Hounds & Bird Dog Demos

Historic Fur Trade & Trapping

Parks, Trails & Camping

Pond Study

Bird Ecology

Turtles/Snakes

Outdoor Safety (including snowmobile & ATV/UTV)

“Sensory Safari” Touch of the Wild


MOHEE is also a great place to meet local representatives of conservation groups and DNR programs, discover additional partners and educational resources available to you, and to connect students with ongoing mentored outdoor skills training programs to keep them actively learning throughout the summer and beyond.


In addition, outdoor wheelchairs courtesy of Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) will be available to accommodate those (students, chaperones, mentors, teachers, etc.) with temporary or permanent mobility needs.    Contact us to reserve a chair(s) for your group so we can help meet your needs.   Note: Last minute needs do arise, however, resources are limited, please reserve an OWC as soon as you can. We can accommodate some, but same day reservation(s) are not guaranteed.


Questions? Contact organizer Ruth Ann Lee, OHEC Executive Director or 608-358-1708. 

Pre Registration is required.