The International Learning Center, a program of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, would like to thank the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association for its donation of $500.00. This funding enabled us to take three field trips. This support helped with the following outcomes:
On February 7, 126 adult participants and 7 preschoolers went to the Mitchell Park Domes. Learners enjoyed seeing familiar plants from their homes in Africa and Southeast Asia. Most participants had never visited the Domes before, so this was an opportunity for them to learn about a place they can bring their families in Milwaukee.
On March 4, 56 adult participants and 3 children and preschool went to Neighborhood House’s maple sugar farm in Ashipun, WI. Neighborhood House's outdoor educators helped the participants through the process of tapping the trees, collecting sap, making it into syrup, and of course eating it! They also hiked and enjoyed sledding in the woods.
On March 30, 111 adult participants and 12 preschoolers went to the Central Milwaukee Public Library. They toured the library and learned about the check-out process. The preschoolers played in the puppet theater, climbed in the play tower and listened to the instructor read books.