Maple Sugaring at St. Francis Public Library

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St. Francis Public Library 4230 S. Nicholson Avenue, St. Francis, United States

Tom Finley of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will highlight the entire process from maple tree growth to a historical overview of sugaring in the state. Enjoy a PowerPoint presentation, various artifacts that augment the discussion, and, if supplies allow, a sweet taste of real maple syrup.  This event is...

Audubon Babies: Nature Patterns

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

Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of nature exploration. We will meet indoors for a story and sensory play time, then head out to take a guided hike on the trails. Connect with other families of...

Sold Out $18.00 – $24.00

Wingspan & Wine

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

During this one-of-a-kind event, you'll be sampling wines from around the globe while meeting our birds of prey, including owls, falcons, hawks, and even a Bald Eagle!  We transform our beautiful visitor center into a space to explore your favorite varietals encompassing an incredible selection of wines. When you arrive...

Get Tickets $35.00 – $65.00 -3 tickets left

Audubon Toddlers: Winter Hide and Seek

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

Come join us in nurturing a sense of wonder in nature with your little one in this program facilitated by a Nature School Teacher. We start in one of our specially designed outdoor classrooms to explore, play, and create art. Be prepared for your child to get a little messy,...

Sold Out $30.00 – $40.00

I Spy: Maple Magic

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

I spy with my little eye, the joys of syrup and how it is made! Join Naturalist Melanie Ziolecki on a guided hike to our sugar maples and learn how to be a sugar farmer, including tasting sap from a maple tree! Each adult and child pair will be given...

Sold Out $17.00 – $23.00

Raptor Saturday

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

Have you ever wondered about bird migration? Avian migration is one of the most impressive phenomena on earth, and scientists are still uncovering its many mysteries. Join us and several of the hawks, falcons, and other birds from our Raptor Program for an hour all about migration.  Free with membership...

Nature Ambassador Activities

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

On Sunday afternoons volunteer Nature Ambassadors provide education by introducing visitors to our reptile and amphibian ambassadors, offering guided hikes, and sharing knowledge of our ecosystems. Stop in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to find out which activities our Nature Ambassadors are offering on this day.   Free with...

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two birds from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   Free with membership or admission.  

Audubon Babies: Nature Colors

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

Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of nature exploration. We will meet indoors for a story and sensory play time, then head out to take a guided hike on the trails. Connect with other families of...

Sold Out $18.00 – $24.00

Winter Astronomy

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

​​The winter night sky abounds with planets, constellations, and nebulae. This program begins inside with a presentation on this month’s night sky sights, recent NASA missions, and upcoming astronomical events like the April solar eclipse. Weather permitting, we will head outside in the second half of the program for stargazing...

Get Tickets $17.00 – $23.00 2 tickets left

Audubon Toddlers: Freeze and Thaw

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

Come join us in nurturing a sense of wonder in nature with your little one in this program facilitated by a Nature School Teacher. We start in one of our specially designed outdoor classrooms to explore, play, and create art. Be prepared for your child to get a little messy,...

Sold Out $30.00 – $40.00

Audubon Toddlers: Freeze and Thaw

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

Come join us in nurturing a sense of wonder in nature with your little one in this program facilitated by a Nature School Teacher. We start in one of our specially designed outdoor classrooms to explore, play, and create art. Be prepared for your child to get a little messy,...

Sold Out $30.00 – $40.00

Dormant Dwellers

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

Wake up from your winter slumber and explore the emerging spring trails with Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon. Create track molds of our favorite dormant animals, like skunk, racoon, and opossum and examine furs and other nature artifacts. After our craft, we’ll hike the trails in search of animal evidence...

Get Tickets $17.00 – $23.00 6 tickets left

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two birds from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   Free with membership or admission.  

Guided Forest Bathing

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

This forest bathing session, led by Naturalist Melanie Ziolecki, will delve deeper into the practice of Forest Bathing, or Shinrin Yoku. Forest Bathing is more than just hiking; it is an immersive sensory experience that allows you perceive nature differently than before. Whether you’re a beginner in the practice or have participated in...

Get Tickets $17.00 – $23.00 5 tickets left

Skulls and Bones

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

Become an amateur osteologist, one who studies bones, with Naturalist Jacob Kempinski! We will practice identifying real animal bones, discover what you can learn about a creature from just its skeleton, and take a short hike in search of animal signs.  This program is designed for children aged 6 and...

Get Tickets $12.00 – $18.00 10 tickets left

Nature Ambassador Activities

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

On Sunday afternoons volunteer Nature Ambassadors provide education by introducing visitors to our reptile and amphibian ambassadors, offering guided hikes, and sharing knowledge of our ecosystems. Stop in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to find out which activities our Nature Ambassadors are offering on this day.   Free with...

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two birds from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   Free with membership or admission.  

Audubon Babies: Nature Songs

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

Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of nature exploration. We will meet indoors for a story and sensory play time, then head out to take a guided hike on the trails. Connect with other families of...

Sold Out $18.00 – $24.00

SPARK!

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

This program is designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. It is intended for those living in independent settings. Led by our Director of Education Tom Finley, each month is devoted to learning about the simple beauty found in nature and how it enriches our lives....

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Lakeshore State Park

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Join Director of Education Tom Finley in exploring this serene winter landscape along Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Michigan shore. This one-mile hike will guide us through the trails of Lakeshore State Park and along the pier at nearby Discovery World. We will learn about the history of these more recent additions to downtown,...

Get Tickets $28.00 – $34.00 9 tickets left

Bird Club

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

Join a welcoming community of bird enthusiasts on the second Wednesday of the month. New and experienced birders will meet to learn together, discuss bird-related issues, and hike to discover birds on the property. Our co-host is Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon. In this presentation, learn...

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Junior Elementary Homeschool Spring

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

Thursdays | March 14, April 11, and May 9 Our Junior Elementary Homeschool Program is an introductory experience for children ages 6-8. With the guidance of experienced naturalists, we begin to work in groups to discover nature at the Center. Students form connections with the creatures and habitats that make...

Sold Out $75.00 – $105.00

Homeschool Senior Elementary Spring

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

Thursdays | March 14, April 11, and May 9 Our Senior Elementary Homeschool Program is designed for students ages 9-11 to delve deeper into the natural world. Alongside experienced naturalists, students will explore habitats including the shore of Lake Michigan, ponds, prairies, and forests. We offer a variety of interactions...

Get Tickets $75.00 – $105.00 1 ticket left