Drawing in Nature

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

5-week session, Wednesdays May 25 – June 22 This class will use familiar, traditional, and unorthodox mark making methods to explore drawing outdoors at Schlitz Audubon. Exercises to enhance vision, develop new skills, and the time to contemplate nature will hone drawing abilities and develop insights. We will also make...

Get Tickets $80.00 – $100.00 3 tickets left

Hand-in-Hand

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Explore nature with your little ones! We will hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; we recommend waterproof shoes or boots. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

Sold Out $12.00 – $17.00

Oconomowoc River Kayak Trip

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Kayaking in a remote wetland is a wonderful way to get close to wildlife. Experience wetlands from a new perspective as we search for birds and enjoy the scenery. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and School Programs Manager AJ Grill for a leisurely paddle down the Oconomowoc River to the...

Sold Out $55.00 – $70.00

Word with a Bird

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join us in front of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. This program will take place entirely outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our current mask...

The Buzz about Bees

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

There are over 500 species of bees in Wisconsin! Did you know that most of those bees don’t make honey or live in hives? Join Naturalist Emily Leonard for a fun afternoon of hiking and bee spotting. Discover some of the common types of bees found at Schlitz Audubon as...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 13 tickets left

Spectacular Snakes!

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Enjoy an up-close encounter with the spectacular snake ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! You’ll learn about each unique species and what makes snakes such amazing animals. Get a chance to hold and take a special photo with one of our resident snakes and make a snake craft to take home as...

Sold Out $10.00 – $15.00

Word with a Bird

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join us in front of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. This program will take place entirely outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our current mask...

Nature Ambassador Activities

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join our Nature Ambassadors Sunday afternoons to learn more about what the Center has to offer! Volunteer Nature Ambassadors provide education by offering guided hikes, introducing visitors to resident reptiles and amphibians, and sharing their knowledge of our ecosystems. Stop in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to find...

Grant Park Birding Trip

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Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in South Milwaukee, Grant Park features unique lannon stone paths and staircases, as well as several foot bridges traversing the park’s ravines. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Programs Coordinator, Michelle Allison on a hike through this scenic park in search of migratory...

Get Tickets $45.00 – $60.00 -2 tickets left

Following the Frog Chorus

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Birds aren’t the only animals who are noisy in the summer! Join us on an evening hike to listen for a variety of singing frogs at our ponds. We’ll start by learning some basic call identification, meeting our amphibian ambassadors, then we’ll hike out together to our many ponds and...

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Lion’s Den Birding Trip

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Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Coordinator Michelle Allison will lead you through Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, one of the last stretches of undeveloped bluff land along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Over a half mile of 90- to 100-foot bluffs look out onto Lake Michigan, offering tremendous viewing opportunities....

Sold Out $25.00 – $30.00

Annual Gala

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, June 3, 2022 | 6:00 pm Honorary Chair | Jane B. Bell Join us for an outdoor soiree celebrating the beauty and wonder of birds, as well as the Center’s mission of avian education and habitat conservation. Sip cocktails on the veranda, bid on fabulous auction items, and dine...

Family Canoe

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join Schlitz Audubon staff on the shores of Mystery Lake for some canoeing fun! Mystery Lake is bursting with life and there is no better way to see it than from the water. Never been canoeing before? Don’t worry, our Naturalists will show you the basics! When registering for this...

Get Tickets $30.00 – $45.00 7 tickets left

Raptor Saturday

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Let’s talk dinosaurs! Join us to explore the anatomy, diversity, and evolution of theropod dinosaurs in relation to the origin of birds, specifically our modern-day raptors! With the help of our raptor ambassadors, we’ll discuss hypotheses for the origin of flight, the rise of feathers, and the discovery of the...

Morning Guided Forest Bathing

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Bask in the morning sun in this unique sensory walk. Forest Bathing is more than just hiking, it is an immersive sensory experience that allows you to look at the forest differently than before. It combines concepts of meditation and mindfulness through a series of guided invitations. Participants will engage...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00 1 ticket left

Native Plant Sale

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Gardening with native plants provides many ecological benefits, including creating habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Prairie Future Seed Company will offer a wide selection of live plants for purchase. We are offering options to shop in-person or order ahead for curbside pick-up. In-person shopping is free to all...

Mindfulness in Nature

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

We can help our bodies and brains by practicing mindfulness! Join Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas on this family-oriented guided walk. Instead of rushing through a hike, we will practice our ability to be mindful while in nature. We will use elements from yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and forest bathing to explore nature...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 2 tickets left

Word with a Bird

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join us in front of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. This program will take place entirely outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our current mask...

Nature Ambassador Activities

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join our Nature Ambassadors Sunday afternoons to learn more about what the Center has to offer! Volunteer Nature Ambassadors provide education by offering guided hikes, introducing visitors to resident reptiles and amphibians, and sharing their knowledge of our ecosystems. Stop in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to find...

Hiking the Ice Age: Northern Kettle Moraine

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The Northern Kettle Moraine is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. Join Director of Education Tom Finley on this program, which we’ve updated from previous years. We’ll traverse a portion of the Ice Age Trail, climb Parnell Tower, and hike along the Greenbush section. Expect to hike several miles...

Get Tickets $45.00 – $60.00 11 tickets left

Wildlife Wednesdays – Reptiles & Amphibians

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Menominee Park Zoo 520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh, WI

Visit our naturalists, as well as reptile and amphibian ambassadors, at our community outreach booth at the Menominee Park Zoo. Whether they slither, hop, jump, swim, or crawl, Wisconsin’s reptiles and amphibians are sure to fascinate. See them up close and learn about what makes each of them unique! 2022...

Bird Club

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join in a welcoming community of bird enthusiasts on the second Wednesday of the month. Our co-host Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, will guide us on an evening hike. We’ll visit some nest boxes to look for Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and other cavity nesters. Birders...

Sold Out Free

Twilight Hike

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you through the Center at a time that is not only beautiful and serene, but also alive with wildlife. We’ll look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals, and may encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts,...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 7 tickets left