Field Trips

PROGRAMS are geared towards the K-5th grade, addressing Wisconsin Science and Social Studies Standards for Grade 4.  These are 2-hour outdoor programs. Please be sure participants are dressed and prepared for outdoor activities.

Scheduling: We offer morning and afternoon sessions, Tuesdays through Fridays. Class size is limited to 10 – 30 students, and we can accommodate up to 60 students per session.

FEES: $5/student
DISCOUNTS:  $4.50/student if booked before October 15, 2016 for the 2016-2017 School Year

Download 2016/2017 Full Program Flyer

The Cornucopia of Fall!

Pressing apple into Cider during the Cornucopia of Fall Field Trip

Pressing apple into Cider during the Cornucopia of Fall Field Trip

This program focuses on the different ways plants grow through life stages and survive to produce new offspring. Students will make discoveries on seed dispersal strategies and the concept that fruit is a seed container. Visitors will classify seeds collected from a forest and prairie. We revisit Native American traditions and celebration of the fall season while walking a real Indian trail and making a traditional folklore toy to bring home. All students get hands-on learning experience making cider using a traditional apple press.
Click here for the full details! -or- Download the 2016 Cornucopia of Fall Flyer

It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time!

Maple Sugaring Feild Trip

Maple Sugaring Feild Trip

The Sugar Maple tree and history of maple sugaring is an important part of Wisconsin’s heritage. Through hands-on activities, students experience the arts and traditions of maple tree identification, tapping, collecting sap, and making syrup at the sugar house. Explore the Native American traditions and techniques for making maple sugar. Students will sample 100% pure maple syrup and will make their own sumac spile to take home.  Click here the full details! -or- Download the 2017 Maple Sugarin’ Flyer

In the Footsteps of the Potawatomi!


Students approaching a wigwam on the “Old Indian Trail”, estimated to be in use for over 2000 years.

Walk the Old Indian Trail and experience the lives of the Potawatomi who lived in southeastern Wisconsin for centuries and traveled through Hawthorn Hollow’s grounds. Students learn how the Powatomi used the natural resources around them and prepared for the different seasons. Experience the natural cycles of abundance and decline that influenced their daily lives while investigating the cause of these natural processes and more.   Click here the full details! -or- Download the 2017 Footsteps of the Potawatomi Flyer





Growing Healthy

This program focuses on the Growing Healthy Garden and uses hands-on activities to explore food groups, how food turns into

energy, the role of pollinators and connecting food with family and culture.








Summer Camp Discover Adventure

Kenosha County Parks and Hawthorn Hollow have partnered to offer summer camp field trips geared for
schools, daycare centers, summer camps, homeschool groups, scout groups and the like. This unique
partnership blends a nature-based field trip to Hawthorn Hollow and the convenience of a pavilion with
picnic areas and playground at Petrifying Springs Park.

Schoolhouse Program

Hawthorn Hollow is happy to collaborate with the Kenosha History Center to bring the One-Room School House Program to Kenosha 3rd grade classes during the spring and fall.

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Troop Merit Badge Program

We offer a customized two-hour program to help your scouts meet the requirements of their nature-related merit badges. $5 per scout with a $50.00 minimum.

Contact us to book a merit badge program.

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