Adult Programs at Your Location
When a visit to Schlitz Audubon isn’t possible, or your group is looking to further their nature learning, our Center offers special programming that is specifically created to be delivered at offsite facilities. Our adult enrichment programs are insightful, engaging, and tailored to your audience. They are available to organizations serving adults including veterans, social organizations, employers, religious institutions, and residential care communities. We are proud to have substantial relationships with SPARK!, Memory Cafés, and senior programs around the region. Please contact us so that we may help your adult members and/or residents connect with nature.
Program fees are $100 and last approximately 1-hour long.
The Joy of Birding
Did you know that bird watching is the number one recreational activity in the United States? Over 50 million people consider themselves bird watchers and enthusiasts. Our presentation engages participants with beautiful images and sounds of local birds. We cover ways to encourage and assist birds who might visit our yard. We also play a fun word association game that correlates pictures of a bird with their namesake. For a grand finale, we finish the presentation with a visit from one of our beautiful live owls.
From metamorphosis to migration, participants will discover the amazing life journey of the Monarch Butterfly. Topics discussed include monarch tagging and population tracking, their remarkable migration trip, habitat challenges faced by monarchs, and how you can help them in your own backyard or garden. The presenter brings an engaging PowerPoint presentation, as well as butterfly artifacts and displays to supplement the experience of this program. This program is best scheduled during spring and fall – the height of monarch migration.
Mammals Have Fur
Wisconsin is home to over 70 different mammal species. Discover the many unique adaptations and characteristics that make mammals special. This program focuses on local Wisconsin mammals, the habitats that they live in, and the physical and behavioral adaptations that help them survive. Participants view mounts of various species found in our area and enjoy a hands-on experience looking at furs, skulls, and feet. Along with artifacts, this program is complemented by an informative PowerPoint presentation.
Reptiles and Amphibians
These crawling, slithering, and swimming creatures inhabit our local ponds, prairies, and gardens. Participants will learn some amazing adaptations these animals have developed in order to survive throughout our varied seasons. The focus is on native Wisconsin species and includes animal artifacts, plus several different species of live animals. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and even hold live animals such as a snake, toad, salamander, and turtle.