Our Address

W2348 Short Road

Chilton, WI 53014

The building is open from 8 am - 4:30 pm seven days a week, except holidays. 

The trails are open from dawn to dusk.

There is no fee to hike the trails or walk through the nature center. 

Contact Us

TEL: 920-849-1471

E-MAIL: Ledgeview@calumetcounty.org

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school programs

Please call for more information on the programs and pricing. 

Our dates fill up quick, call early.  We begin scheduling for the next year on January 2nd. 

Ledge View is a highly valued environmental education destination, serving 127 elementary, middle, and high schools from 44 school districts throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Maple Syrup Program

 

Students learn about sugar and history, tap a maple tree, collect sap, and taste pure maple syrup. Program typically runs in March.

K-2 PROGRAM

GRADE 3 & UP PROGRAM

Caving 

Our Caving Program is available from mid-April through the first week of November.  Depending on the grade level of your students we offer two different programs. Students visit a real cave system and get dirty. The naturalist will talk about the caves and provide opportunities for visitors to explore passages.

CAVING GRADES 3-6

CAVING GRADE 7 AND UP

Sedimentary Geology & Fossil-Hunting

Students learn the history of the Silurian dolostone found throughout eastern Wisconsin. If time allows, they hike to the quarry and do some fossil-hunting. The program is a nice complement to caving.

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY

Snowshoeing

Take a walk with a naturalist, wearing traditional wood-framed racquets. This half-day program is offered in January and February, snow permitting.

SNOWSHOEING

3 K through 2nd Grade

For the younger grades we offer programs in spring and fall that are hands-on and fit with the seasons.  

  • Seed Dispersal

  • Insects

  • Spiders

  • Animal Habitats

  • Signs of Fall

  • LAD - Learn & Discover Animals

  • Don't see what you're looking for? Give us a call and we will try to accommodate your class. 

Other Programs

We also offer other programs throughout the year for schools and adult groups. 

  • Reptiles, amphibians, and mammals

  • Prairie folklore

  • Spring wildflower folklore & hike

  • Summer wildflower folklore & hike

  • Water cycle

  • Plant adaptations

Winter Ecology  

This full-day program runs in January and February. Snowshoe or boot-hike with a naturalist, and participate in guided outdoor winter adaptation activities.

WINTER ECOLOGY