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

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

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

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

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...

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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...

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 12 tickets left

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...

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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,...

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Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the second Saturday of the month. We’ll search for summer residents and nesting birds. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center...

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Acrylic Painting Workshop

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, June 11 & 18 Learn the basics of painting with acrylics at this two-day workshop created for beginning and intermediate level painters. Enjoy an afternoon with other bird, wildlife, and nature enthusiasts and get an introduction to exciting acrylic painting techniques while exploring elements...

Get Tickets $80.00 – $100.00 4 tickets left

Raptors in Focus Photoshoot

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

Join us for our annual Raptor Photoshoot featuring our 15 feathered ambassadors. This is a unique opportunity to photograph eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls up close and learn about their species. The birds will be on the trails in natural settings to create unique photo opportunities. Keep the photos all...

Get Tickets $60.00 – $75.00 3 tickets left

Qigong Workshop

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

This health-oriented workshop aims to balance and enhance your life energy! Qigong practice typically involves slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. We will be focusing on Grandmaster Yin’s Qigong styles in this workshop. We will end the class with a sound meditation. Afterwards, feel free to...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 6 tickets left

SPARK! Water Life – A Special Visit to Mystery Lake

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

This program is designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. 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. Programs take place inside the Auditorium and may include...

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June Full Moon Hike

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

Celebrate the last full moon of spring at Schlitz Audubon by watching the moon rise over Lake Michigan. We will meet in the tower parking lot and enjoy a hike down to the beach for moonrise. Then we’ll hike up our 60-foot observation tower, to view the moon high in...

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SPARK! Water Life – A Special Visit to Mystery Lake

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

This program is designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. 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. Programs take place inside the Auditorium and may include...

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Photo Club

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

Photographers of all skill levels will take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We’ll visit our newer ponds and find out which animals call them home. While exploring the trails, we’ll share tips and tricks amongst each other about our art. This program will take place...

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Birding with Don Quintenz

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

Birding with an experienced guide is an excellent way to improve your birding skills. Join Senior Ecologist and expert birder Don Quintenz on a walk through the meadows, woods, and wetlands of Schlitz Audubon. Early morning bird walks often uncover many birds that would otherwise go unnoticed. Their natural rhythm...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 2 tickets left

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 10 tickets left

Batty for Bats

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

Join Naturalist and bat enthusiast Cassie Rincon as we search for the only true flying mammals! Learn about the bat species that can be found in Wisconsin and find out what is fact and what is fiction. Afterwards, we’ll explore the property using echolocation technology to see and hear the...

Sold Out $15.00 – $20.00

Birding with Don Quintenz

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

Birding with an experienced guide is an excellent way to improve your birding skills. Join Senior Ecologist and expert birder Don Quintenz on a walk through the meadows, woods, and wetlands of Schlitz Audubon. Early morning bird walks often uncover many birds that would otherwise go unnoticed. Their natural rhythm...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 3 tickets left

The Tree of Life

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

As part of our Spiritual World of Nature series, Ron Moor presents The Tree of Life. Since the dawn of history and across most cultures humankind has held trees in awe and reverence. Trees are seen as sacred symbols that carry meaning in both religious and spiritual philosophies. Modern cultures...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 12 tickets left

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 9 tickets left