SPARK!

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

This program is specially designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. It is intended for those living in independent settings. Now entering its seventh year at Schlitz Audubon and led by our Director of Education Tom Finley, each month is devoted to learning about the simple...

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Annual Gala: Nature’s Tapestry

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

Cocktails on the Veranda | Dinner in the Great Hall | Silent & Live Auctions | Fund the Cause  Thanks to generous supporters like you, Schlitz Audubon strengthens the bonds between people and nature every day to enrich the vibrant fabric of our community. Weave new connections with 200 local...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the third Saturday of the month. We’ll search for spring migrants among the Center’s varied habitats. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. Led by Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer and...

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Guided Forest Bathing

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

Forest Bathing combines the concepts of meditation and mindfulness through an immersive outdoor experience. Participants will slowly travel through the forest while following spoken guided invitations that allow them to focus on the nature surrounding them using their senses and curiosity. Each invitation is designed to provide a deeper connection...

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Literary Hike: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben 

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

On this hike we will find inspiration in the pages of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. In his book, Wohlleben makes the case that a forest is a social network, drawing on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families. Follow this guided hike...

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Mammals Have Fur at Monarch Library Memory Cafe

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Cedarburg Public Library W63 N589 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg, United States

Schlitz Audubon will be presenting our Mammals Have Fur for the monthly Monarch Library Memory Cafe. The café will be a place where people with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can join in with their care partners to socialize and have fun with other people...

Twilight Hike

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

As the sun goes down, experience the Center in a different light! Join us for a guided hike on our trails in search of crepuscular and nocturnal wildlife. While we visit different habitats, learn about our resident and migratory animals: how to identify them by sight, sound, or the signs...

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Summer Solstice Evening Hike 

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

We’ll see panoramic views of the long-setting sun as we hike in the West Medows Loop and explore the significance of the summer solstice in Wisconsin.   Literally meaning “Sun stands still,” this date marks the beginning of astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere and is usually the longest day of...

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Evening Bat Hike

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

Explore the world of the only true flying mammals! Starting with an indoor presentation, learn about the eight different bat species found in Wisconsin and how they can be identified by their echolocation calls. You will also learn how you can enjoy these flying mammals as powerful pest control and...

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Hiking the Ice Age Trail: Bald Bluff Unit

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We’ll hike the picturesque landscape of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest at Bald Bluff, which features scenic views of Kettle Moraine Oak Opening State Natural Area. With over 22,000 acres of protected land, the Southern Kettle Moraine offers a stunning array of forested hills, rolling fields and beautiful kettle...

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Tracy Chevalier, author of The Glassmaker

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

Join us for a special evening featuring Tracy Chevalier, author of The Glassmaker. Tracy Chevalier is the bestselling author of ten previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into 45 languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, a play, and an opera. This event will take...

Artist Reception, Heather Eiden

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

Please join us for a reception with artist Heather Eiden, whose exhibit, Trees and Their Houses, is being shown in our Art Gallery June 1 - August 31. Heather Eiden, a Milwaukee-based artist who has been creating fine art ceramic tiles since the 1990s, will display her current exhibit entitled Trees and...

Summer Astronomy: Our Place in the Universe

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

Discover Earth’s place in the galactic neighborhood in this program for space enthusiasts of all levels of knowledge and expertise. Led by instructors Matt Ehresman and Jacob Kempinski, participants will learn how astronomers measure distances between celestial bodies such as galaxies through a discussion on stellar observation from Charles Messier...

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Mindfulness Meditation

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

Tuesdays July 9, 16, 23, 30   This is a four-week mindfulness series titled Living with Intention.  Now is the time to bring kind awareness to the present moment to live more intentionally. On this journey, you’ll learn mindfulness meditation techniques which have multiple health benefits like reducing stress, anxiety, and...

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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 our trails. Our co-host is Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon.    This time of year...

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Summer Tree ID Workshop

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays July 13 and July 20  Join Naturalist Jim Thielke for a two-part summer tree identification workshop. Learning how to identify trees is an important skill to help determine the health of a forest. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use leaves, bark, fruits,...

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Behaviors of Birds

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

Join on a birding hike that goes past the “What?” and into the “Why?”  Go beyond simple bird identification and discover the unique avian behaviors and adaptations of birds found at Schlitz Audubon. Through a introductory presentation and guided hike, participants will learn how birds survive and thrive in our habitats...

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Prairies: Blazing with Life at Cedarburg Public Library

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Cedarburg Public Library W63 N589 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg, United States

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. Prairie soils are rich in nutrients and many feet deep and can range from wet to dry....

Twilight Hike

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

As the sun goes down, experience the Center in a different light! Join us for a guided hike on our trails in search of crepuscular and nocturnal wildlife. While we visit different habitats, learn about our resident and migratory animals: how to identify them by sight, sound, or the signs...

Get Tickets $17.00 – $23.00 16 tickets left

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the third Saturday of the month. We’ll search for spring migrants among the Center’s varied habitats. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. Led by Center Naturalist and avid birder,...

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Art Club

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

Nature has always been a great inspiration to artists, from pre-historic cave painters to contemporary artists working today. Art Club meets every other month, providing a safe space to meet with other artists of all abilities in a welcoming community. At each meeting we will discuss different topics and offer...

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Grant Park Field Trip

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We’ll hike picturesque Grant Park, which features unique Lannon stone paths and staircases, as well as foot bridges that will take us over the park’s many ravines. Oak Creek (the actual creek) flows right through the middle of the park before it empties into the bay at the South Milwaukee...

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Stories Matter: Memoir Writing

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

This is a four-week series: Thursdays, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, and Aug. 15  Immerse yourself in the art of memoir writing with a workshop set amidst the serene beauty of nature. Guided by an experienced instructor, these sessions combine writing exercises, group discussions, and reflective readings to help...

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Photo Club

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

Nature offers extraordinary opportunities for photography at every turn. Each month, photographers of all skill levels will gather for a guided hike or participate in an indoor activity when the weather does not allow. Enhance your artistic skills as you explore distinct settings, capturing beautiful nature moments through your lens....

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