An unconventional school year deserves an unconventional approach to learning in Milwaukee
It’s no stretch to say that 2020 has dealt us a pretty unexpected hand, especially when it comes to the educational environments for our kids. Many who started the year in full-time school are now full-time virtual, some are in a hybrid model and some have shifted completely to homeschooling!
Whether you’re a parent whose child’s classes have gone virtual, you’re a college student stuck learning from your parents’ basement, or you’re just looking for an educational excursion, the School of MKE has you covered. With so much natural beauty, diverse cultures, and one-of-a-kind attractions, Milwaukee can be your classroom, your playground, your field trip, even your lunchroom!
The ABCs of MKE
Let’s start with the basics. It’s time to learn your MKE ABCs. From environmental studies and physical education to lunchtime and recess, a Milwaukee learning experience is easy as 1-2-3. And VISIT Milwaukee has given you an activity for every letter of the alphabet. For example:
- A is for Audubon Nature Center, where you can meet resident raptors and go on nature hikes among other fun learning activities
- B is for Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee’s own nonprofit bike share program, an excellent choice for School of MKE transportation
- C is for County Parks featuring over 150 parks and parkways on 15,000 acres of land
Younger learners may enjoy the accompanying ABCs of MKE Coloring Sheet to make learning in Milwaukee even more fun. Try using the coloring sheet as a sort of checklist, coloring in the pages your family visits as you explore each attraction.
Homework has never been this fun. Complement your Milwaukee learning experience with everything from activity sheets to scavenger hunts. Some options include:
- Milwaukee Activity Book for kids packed with coloring sheets and puzzles
- Family Scavenger Hunt allowing families to explore the city secrets inside popular family attractions
- Urban Adventure Quest link to a three-hour smartphone-guided scavenger hunt through Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Map to allow visitors to choose their own adventure for their Milwaukee learning
Not quite ready to travel yet? Completely understandable. The School of MKE offers virtual explorations until you have an in-person Milwaukee field trip. Options include:
- Online galleries at America’s Black Holocaust Museum
- Danceworks virtual studio
- Latino Arts virtual programming
- Milwaukee County Historical Society exhibit videos
- Sofa Cinema by Milwaukee Film
- Pabst Mansion virtual tour