Youth Activities

The Outdoor Heritage Education Center (OHEC) will have their Touch of the Wild trailers and Mammals of Wisconsin touch tables on display.

OHEC’s exhibits include dozens of mounted animals, furs and feathers, from Wisconsin and elsewhere. Visitors can touch a life-size wolf, tiger, bear, coyote, beaver, otter, fish and many other wildlife species. Educational signage and quizzes share facts and information for attendees to gain knowledge of the outdoors world.

The Wisconsin Youth Conservation Congress (YCC) Effectively engages, educates, and involve youth in the management and protection of our natural resources. Come out and take part in the following activities:

  • Interactive spread of field decoys – kids will have the chance to actively help in working a decoy/blind spread.
  • Fly/lure tying station– Frank Pratt will be conducting an interactive fly/lure tying station.
  • Duck ID/biology question/answer station.
  • Duck Stamp coloring station for young people
  • Outdoor Heritage Educational Center Trailers – Interactive walk-through trailers that celebrates all things wildlife.
    • #1, Fish & Wildlife 
    • #2, Wisconsin Wildlife, Wildlife of WI & the World, and the Great Lakes   
  • Archery station – Kids will have the chance to learn the basics of archery shooting. A range is set up for the activity
  • Pellet shooting – Kids will learn how to safely operate a pellet gun while target shooting.
  • Reloading demonstration – hosted by MEC Outdoors, this is an interactive activity
  • Shooting sports and competitive shooting – 2 youth program participants of the Scholastic Clay Target Program and the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League will be on hand to discuss these scholastic programs
  • Water rescue/patrol personnel on site to introduce kids to water safety
Youth Archery
Youth Events
Touch of the Wild
Wisconsin Conservation Congress-Youth
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