As beautiful as any natural wonder….come face to face with our local ecosystems through Burpee Museum’s window to the watersheds! Come get your hands on an amazing experience as we examine our local prairies, woodlands, and wetlands.
Tour Information at a Glance
Price: $5 per students
1-5 (Journey of a Raindrop Tour)
6-8 (Rivers and Stream Tour)
9-12 (River Impact Tour)
Time: About 60 min
Tour Summary: The main focus is understanding the local waterways, how they change over time, and how humans are impacting the watersheds.
Barriers to successful watershed management and restoration efforts often include a lack of ownership among its residents and a feeling that a particular stakeholder is to blame for all water quality. Lets talk about our role in this process!
Enrich Your Field Trip
with a STEM Lab Experience!
The Windows to the Watersheds pairs excellently with a hands on experience in our AquaAerobics Water Lab!
From measuring your real-time impact on simulations like a stream table, to examining samples from the river, this lab gets your students into the Rock River and ready to analyze data. While analysis discussions occur during the lab, continued experimentation and analysis is encouraged after your students return to school.