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Outdoor Education Center

  • Seventh graders learned about cross country skiing during a recent trip to the OEC.
    Putting their Skills to the Test
    Seventh graders learned about cross country skiing during a recent trip to the OEC.
  • Students try out their cross country skiing skills after learning about it from their classmates.
    Learning to Ski at the OEC
    Students try out their cross country skiing skills after learning about it from their classmates.
  • Seventh graders that attended Trees for Tomorrow had the opportunity to teach their classmates about all they learned on their trip including water ecology, cross country skiing, wolves and the effects of insulation.
    7th Grade Trees for Tomorrow Experience at the OEC
    Seventh graders that attended Trees for Tomorrow had the opportunity to teach their classmates about all they learned on their trip including water ecology, cross country skiing, wolves and the effects of insulation.
  • Students Enjoying Tree Fort
  • Students On Nature Hike
  • OEC Main Building

What is the OEC?

The West Salem Outdoor Education Center, also known as the OEC or School Forest, is settled on an area over 130 acres in size about 20 miles east of West Salem, near Sparta, WI. The OEC was originally established in 1949 and became school district property in 1978. This area allows our students, staff and community members to enjoy educational and enriching opportunities in an outdoor environment. Today, almost seventy years later, we are proud to say that our community members, administrators, educators, and coordinators have developed and preserved this space for students and intend to do so for many years to come. 

 

Outdoor Education Center
11782 Harvest Lane
Sparta, WI
 
 
 

Contact and Pricing Information

Prices vary based on number of people, facilities utilized, and programming needs. 

Contact Outdoor Education Coordinator Mary Callen at callen.mary@wsalem.k12.wi.us for pricing.  

Outdoor Education Coordinator

Mary Callen

callen.mary@wsalem.k12.wi.us