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 $150 and last approximately 1-hour long.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a program. If you have any questions, contact our Registrar.
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.
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.
The beautiful Sugar Maple is the State Tree of Wisconsin for good reason. Reaching heights of over 60 feet and life spans over 200 year, these picturesque trees turn beautiful shades of orange, yellow and red in the fall. They also provide homes for many birds and other animals. All plants produce say via the process of photosynthesis. The sweet and tasty sap of the sugar maple was first tapped by Native Americans and later by European settlers. The climate and seasons of Wisconsin are perfect for this tree to thrive and every year, our state ranks among the very top producers of maple syrup. This program will highlight the entire process from sugar maple tree growth to an historical overview of sugaring in the state. We will provide a Power Point presentation, plus various artifacts that augment the discussion and, if supplies allow, offer a sweet taste of real maple syrup candy. Note: This program is recommended for January-March.
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. Note: This program is recommended for August-October.
Prairies: Blazing with Life*
Did you know that Wisconsin once had over 2 million acres of majestic wind-swept tallgrass prairie? Colorful and diverse, the original prairies of Wisconsin gave way to European settlement, farming and eventually cities. Former home to the American bison, prairie landscapes provide habitat for hawks, snakes, ground squirrels and badgers today. Resplendent in grasses and forbs (wildflowers), trees are generally kept at bay by grazing and seasonal fires. Prairie soils are rich in nutrients and many feet deep and can range from wet to dry. These soils provided great farmland, lending credence to our motto of “America’s Dairyland.” We will learn about some of the many species of plants and animals that live in prairies. These rare communities are home to sunflowers, bluestem grass and myriad bees and butterflies. We will also talk about how Native Americans lived with the prairie ecosystem. This program will have a Power Point presentation, plus some examples of plants and supplemented with animal mounts and artifacts.
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.
*= New programs beginning Fall 2023!
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