Head to the MacKenzie Center May 18-19 for the third annual Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo

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POYNETTE, Wis. – School groups are encouraged to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at the MacKenzie Center May 18-19 for the third annual Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo.

Students practice their casting skills at the 2015 MacKenzie Outdoors Skills
Students practice their casting skills at the 2015 Midwest Outdoors Heritage Education Expo
Photo Credit: DNR

The Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo gives fifth and sixth grade students an opportunity to view a number of interesting wildlife species and learn more about the outdoors. This event features hands-on learning experiences – students will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • archery;
  • forestryeducation;
  • wildlifetracking and game calling;
  • fisheriesand angler education;
  • hound andbird dog demonstrations;
  • historicfur trade and trapping education;
  • parks,trails and camping education;
  • outdoor safety,shooting sports and enforcement education; and
  • “SensorySafari” wildlife exhibits.

Visit the Midwest Outdoor Heritage website (exit DNR) to register or contact Mark LaBarbera at 608-854-2196 or via email at mark@outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com.

Advance registration is required – admission is free of charge. Transportation grants are available for interested attendees. Plan to bring a lunch, beverages, closed-toe footwear, and weather appropriate clothing.

The MacKenzie Center is located at W7303 County Highway CS in Poynette. To view a detailed list of all MacKenzie Center special events, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “MacKenzie.”

For more information regarding MacKenzie Center programs and registration information, contact DNRMacKenzieCenter@wisconsin.gov or call 608-635-8105.