Opportunities for further learning abound!


Education

• Field Trip Brochure
Download our field trip brochure which has details about cost, time allotment, scheduling, and program options - Student Field Trip Brochure.
Introduce your students to the Paper Discovery Center where they can experience the science, history, and art of paper!

• Field Trip Focus Across Grade Levels

Kindergarten & 1st Grade
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Trees
Paper Uses
Basic Papermaking Steps
Inventiveness
2nd & 3rd Grade
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River-Locks & Geography
Simple Machines
Paper & Hygiene
Paper Strength
Paper in other cultures
4th & 5th Grade
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Electricity
Energy
Paper Strength
Water Properties
WI or US History
6th & 7th Grade
Watersheds
Water Cycle
River water flow
water properties
8th & 9th Grade
Physics & Chemistry in Papermaking
Forces and Energy
Compound Formulas, Chemical Bonding, etc.
10th - 12th Grade
Environmental Science program under development
Topics being explored include: Water Quality, River Systems, Recycle, Bio-fuels & Energy Sources



Kimberly-Clark Corporation has donated funds to support field trips at the Paper Discovery Center. This ensures an outstanding quality at an affordable price.

Field trips are customized to match the curriculum and age of the group, from pre-K to college.   Multiple rotations include a mix of hands-on activities, guided inquiry, and demonstrations.   By deploying a range of learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc) all students stay engaged throughout their visit.   Our staff members, as well as many of our volunteers, have STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) degrees and experience working in the paper industry, as well as experience as classroom educators.

Our group visits provide informal learning opportunities which enhance classroom instruction and etch the curriculum content into long term memory through a vivid, fun, experience.  



Scouts

• Scouting Programs & Badges for Boys
Our programs attract scouts throughout the midwest. Most programs cost $5, a few cost more. To register your scout, visit the Paper Discovery Center on-line registration page . Note, we are planning to include an on-line payment option in the future. Unfortunately for now you must mail or drop off cash or check. Any questions? Call Linda Werner of the Paper Discovery Center at 920-380-7491, or e-mail her, linda@paperdiscoverycenter.org. Below is a list of the offerings.

Tiger

Tiger / Daisy Fun Day

Sat., Oct 27, 2012
9-11am
Sat., Jan 12, 2013
9-11am

Wolf

Thur.,Oct 4, 2012
4-6pm
Thur., Dec 6, 2012
4-6pm

Bear

Electricity, $8
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Thur., Sept 20, 2012
5-7pm
Thur., Sept 27, 2012
5-7pm
Thur., Feb 21, 2013
5-7pm

Webelos

Wed., Oct 24, 2012
5-7pm
Thur., Oct 25, 2012
5-7pm
Wed., Feb 6, 2013
5-7pm
Thur., Feb 7, 2013
5-7pm

Forester Badge
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Thur., Jan 17, 2013
5-7pm
Thur., Jan 31, 2013
5-7pm

Boy Scouts

Pulp & Paper Merit Badge, $10
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Sat, Nov 3, 2012
8:30am-1pm
Sat, Feb 16, 2013
8:30am-1pm

All Cub Scouts

Math Beltloop & Pin
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No dates planned as of now


To see more scouting workshops - Fox Valley Scout Program Collaboration

• Scouting Programs for Girls
All current programs cost $5. To register your scout, visit the Paper Discovery Center on-line registration page . Note, we are planning to include an on-line payment option in the future. Unfortunately for now you must mail or drop off cash or check. Any questions? Call Linda Werner of the Paper Discovery Center at 920-380-7491, or e-mail her, linda@paperdiscoverycenter.org. Below is a list of the offerings.

Daisy

Tiger / Daisy Fun Day

Sat., Oct 27, 2012
9-11am
Sat., Jan 12, 2013
9-11am

Brownie

Home Scientist

Thurs., Oct 18, 2012
5-7 pm

Junior Girl Scout

Energy Works

Thurs., Jan 24, 2013
5-7pm

Cadette Girl Scout

Trees

Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
9-11am

• Scout after school visits, boys and girls
Scout troops are always welcome to visit. Groups should call to reserve a time and we will stay open late. Two-hour long scout field trip can be scheduled after school on a weekday, or during open hours over school breaks. The field trip rate is $3 per scout, or a $45 minimum for small groups. To reserve a date, contact Linda Werner at 920-380-7491, or e-mail linda@paperdiscoverycenter.org.



Home School Programs

 

• Hands-on science programs for home school families
The word is out! Every year more home school families register for our programs. They are designed for 10-14 year olds, but even toddlers walk away with fun memories and insights. The cost is $5 for each child per session. All sessions are scheduled for 1-3 pm - possible overflow sessions will be scheduled from 9-11 am. To register visit the Paper Discovery Center on-line registration page . The registration site was created for scout programs, but it will also be used for home school sessions. Whereas, scouts need to pay in advance, home school families can pay at the door . Any questions? Call Linda Werner of the Paper Discovery Center at 920-380-7491, or e-mail her, linda@paperdiscoverycenter.org. Below is a list of the offerings.

Learning objectives and activities for the sessions listed below, click here

Wed. Sept. 26, 2012

Paper Around the World

Fri. Oct. 5, 2012

Machine Power / Energy

Fri. Oct. 19, 2012

Kitchen Chemistry

Thurs. Nov. 1, 2012

Sight / Optical Illusions

Fri. Nov. 30, 2012

Color

Fri. Jan. 4

Nano-technology

Wed. Jan. 16, 2012

Forestry / Trees

Fri. Feb. 22, 2012

Electricity

Thurs. Mar. 14

Pi / Einstein Day





Collections & Research

 

• Archives
The archive of the Paper Discovery Center is growing in size—thanks to your generous donations!  Work continues on the organization and processing of the collections.  Research requests are not being accepted at this time.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to the archive or have a donation for consideration, please call Linda Werner at 920-380-7491.

• Library
Coming soon: The John J. & Ethel D. Keller Library will be housed between the arches in the picturesque river level of the Paper Discover Center.  Resources include journals, books, and pamphlets from a variety of donors throughout the nation.  Please contact Linda Werner at 920-380-7491 if you have materials you would like to donate to the growing library collection.

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