3300 Bay Rd, Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 728-2752


Outdoor Education Program

Welcome to the Outdoors

The Outdoor Education Program creates stimulating, hands-on learning opportunities in a natural setting that foster a deep appreciation for science and conservation while stimulating social-emotional development. Our interactive lessons provide a deeper and richer educational experience than those typically offered in an indoor classroom environment. Our goal is to promote outdoor education and social-emotional learning in a safe, welcoming environment that is new to our students.

We provide students and visitors the opportunity to learn about a wide range of educational topics in our expansive Outdoor Education Center. Our curriculum is based on both the nationally recognized Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards, and scales by grade level for students in 2nd through 8th grade.

Daytime Trips

Daytrips are a perfect experience for students to experience the great outdoors. Hands on and interactive lessons provide a much deeper and richer educational experience than can be offered solely in the classroom. Students are able to learn by seeing and taking part in natural processes themselves. And the lessons are fun! This creates a positive impression of the natural world that students take with them, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship.

Overnight Trips

The overnight experience at House In The Wood is key to the program’s success. While day trips to natural settings are great experiences for students, they can only do so much to instill a lasting affinity for and connection to the environment. Going home at the end of the day means just that – nature is something that you leave when you go home. Spending the night in a natural setting, however, teaches students to appreciate that they are interdependent with the world around them. Students learn that what happens in the natural world affects them, just as they affect the natural world.

Outdoor Education Subject Areas

House In The Wood has lessons for grades 3-12 based on Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Below you can see the main subject areas and activities available for your scholors.



Conservation & Ecology




Night Programs

Team Building & Recreation

Tree Climbing

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