For Teachers

Plan Your Adventure

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums educational programming staff offers high-quality learning opportunities in the areas of nature, culture, and history.

We strive for student engagement by offering hands-on experiences that draw inspiration from the museum’s extensive collections. Our group tours and workshops are aligned to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Wisconsin Educator Standards in both Social Studies and Sciences and are designed to meet the needs of your class.

In-Person Experiences

Virtual School Field Trip Curriculum

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This experience for students in the Fourth Grade and higher includes a 25-minute video tour of the Bevans Lead Mine together with a complete curriculum consisting of an introductory presentation, a video guide, a fully illustrated glossary of vocabulary, an encyclopedic "The Rest of the Story" book of chapters, and lots of optional fun hands-on exercises. Contact us for rates to have an educator from The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums bring the content alive through a live virtual visit and Q&A. 

Experience Wisconsin Badger History with an Underground Mine Tour

Platteville Historic Re-enactment Curriculum

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Video content, resources, and activities provide some inspiration and tools to use as teachers work with their students. Teachers can use this material for preparatory work before the annual Historic Re-enactment or for assignments and projects after a visit to the event. We hope it will spark some memories of past visits to the Historic Re-enactment, and build anticipation for future visits. 

A Living History Tradition in Experiential Education

Virtual Workshops

Join the museum's education staff in a series of hands-on projects that are fun for all ages. Follow along with these instructional videos to make your own toys and crafts right at home. You can use items found in your own home or purchase a craft kit from the museums which includes everything you will need!

Water! Water! Build Your Own Aquifer Workshop

In this 15:31 video, participants learn about aquifers and their importance in the water cycle, using The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums campus as a backdrop. Then, together we will build our own aquifer and test out how well it filters solutions and mixtures. Contact us at to order a craft kit here for everything needed to build your own aquifer at home or in the classroom.

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Heritage Day Craft Workshops

In these short videos, participants discover how to construct historic toys and games, with The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums as a backdrop. Shop for a Heritage Day Craft Kit for everything needed to build your own projects at home or in the classroom. 

Holiday Craft Workshops

If you purchased a craft kit, now is the time to bring them out and follow along with our education staff as they make historical toys and crafts!

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Adventures at Your School

Education Outreach Programs in Your Classroom

Our educators have a wonderful portfolio of outreach programs that they bring to your K-12 classroom. Browse the list programs below. Contact us for rates and to schedule a visit to your school!

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In Season: May - October
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guided Mine Tours: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

Off Season: November - April
Closed Except for Seasonal Programs