Scientific Storytelling at Upham Woods

While at Upham Woods, your group will have the opportunity to engage in scientific storytelling. Participants use technology to photograph, collect data, and document their experiences here. As students enjoy rural Wisconsin and the outdoors, they develop keener observation skills and scientific questioning using tested technology kits. They pose original questions and explore answers with mobile technology.  At the end of the session, they write a story about their findings and experience. Click the school names below for examples.

Every class we offer has technology, proven to enhance educational outcomes, interwoven into the curriculum. Students practicing their Outdoor Survival skills will take the temperature of the fires they built. Hikers on Blackhawk Island will collect weather data and observe the micro-climates of the island using a microscope, thermal imager, and a light reader. The equipment used in these classes has been tested through our Digital Observation Technology (DOTS) research and programming

Find your group’s story experience below:

2021 Virtual Program Scientific Stories

Doerfler Elementary School

2020 Virtual Program Scientific Stories

Longfellow Middle School

Summer Upham Sisters Birthday Camp

Vincent High School 

School Year 2019-2020 

Amigos de las Americas

Badger Ridge Middle School

Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School

County Line Elementary

Glacier Creek Middle School

Kromrey Middle School 

Lincoln Middle School

Randall Consolidated School

Savanna Oaks Middle School

St. Patrick’s Middle School

St. William and St. Mary School

Wingra School 


Summer 2019 

5 County 4-H Summer Camp

Calumet & Outagamie County 4-H Camp

ELL Science Adventures

Wisconsin Youth Water Stories Summit

Walworth County Summer Camp

Washington County 4-H Summer Camp

Winnebago County 4-H Summer Camp

Wood, Waupaca, Portage, Lincoln and Taylor County Summer Camp

School Year 2018 – 2019

Badger Ridge Middle School

Clinton High School

Clinton Middle School

County Line Elementary School

Deerfield Middle School

Edgerton Elementary School

Escuela Verde

G-E-T School

Glacial Drumlin Middle School

Glacier Creek Middle School

High Marq Environmental Charter School

Kromrey Middle School

La Escuela Fratney

Lincoln Middle School

Lomira Middle School

Madison Community Montessori School

Maryland Avenue Montessori

Milwaukee German Immersion

Milwaukee Spanish Immersion

Necedah Middle/High School


Purdy Elementary

Randall Middle School

Riverside University High School

Savanna Oaks Middle School

Sennett Middle School

St. Ann School 

St. Jerome School

St. Patrick School

Stephen Mack Middle School

THINK Academy

Townview Elementary School

Willowbrook Elementary School

Wingra School


For more information on the DOTS program check out our website.

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