Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:00pm

MSCR is excited to offer high quality, safety conscious and engaging outdoor experiential and environmental programs for youth and adults! Our department offers low and high challenge course activities, canoeing, kayaking, field studies and overnight camping! Please book your field trip today!

Program and Fees information:

  • Environmental Education/Field Study:  There is a $2 fee per child. Bus invoices can be paid by following the procedures listed at the bottom.

  • Team Building/Challenge Course at Kennedy Elementary or Madison School Forest: Low course programs: $75 per program, High Course programs: $150 per program

  • Paddling: Introduction to paddling (canoe or kayak, up to 2 hours): $50, Paddling trips or full paddling days with multiple classes: $100 per day

  • School Forest Campground: Free! Reservations for outdoor classroom usage or overnight camping are available to any MMSD classroom or group free of charge.

Please note that all fees follow MMSD Policies and Procedures - no one is denied access to MSCR programs based on inability to pay fees. MSCR youth program fees may be partially or fully waived on request for those persons meeting the criteria for free or reduced price meals. Participants are encouraged to pay a partial fee. If fee assistance is needed, please inform MSCR staff.

Bus reservations/payments:

Schools must organize their own transportation. Busing invoices can be paid with district funding if the trip meets the following criteria:

  • Transportation must be to and from an environmental education field study program. There must be no additional stops or trips accounted for on the invoice.

  • Badger Bus Lines is the only approved provider due to the Pupil Transportation Contract. Invoices from other transportation carriers cannot be paid by the district.

  • Invoices must only include travel during non-peak travel times, as outlined in the Pupil Transportation Contract. MSCR offers specific program times for Environmental Education Field Studies to help ensure travel takes place during non-peak travel time.

There are additional opportunities to cover costs associated with busing, including Nature Net. Nature Net offers bus funding if you schedule two thematically-related field trips to any Nature Net site. See more information about Nature Express. MSCR highly recommends educators take advantage of these opportunities.

Here you can find further information and info to book your field trip now.


Contact Emily Peffer, MSCR Experiential Programs Recreation, eapeffer@madison.k12.wi.us, 204-4580 or Elizabeth Just, MSCR Environmental Programs Specialist, ekjust@madison.k12.wi.us, 204-3042

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