2008 Making It Home – Milwaukee: A Wisconsin Cultural Tour for K-12 Teachers

WTLC hosted two summer tours in 2008. The second tour focused on local land and water issues and learning how city residents make Milwaukee their home during five days in August. Activities included:

  • Visiting the Jones Island Wastewater Reclamation Facility to learn about storm water runoff, Milwaukee’s deep tunnel system, emergency water level measures, and the production of Milorganite
  • A pontoon boat ride of the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers and the harbor
  • Touring the Riverwalk with artist Beth Sahagian who discussed the role that outdoor sculpture played in catalyzing downtown revitalization 
  • Sharing Mexican food with Neyali and Juan Flores at Botanas Restaurant and Lopez Bakery while Juan Flores discussed the murals he painted at both places. 
  • Learning of the lake and groundwater issues facing Milwaukee from Tim Grundl, chair of the UW-M Geosciences Department, at the McKinley Marina Pavilion with an expansive view of Lake Michigan behind him.