SPARK! Fall Colors

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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...

Free

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, October 22 & 29  Learn the basics of painting with acrylics with 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 of...

$80.00 – $100.00

Astronomy: The Sun’s Neighborhood

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

When you look at the stars, are you able to tell which ones are closer and which are farther away? Knowing the Sun's neighborhood can help you see the night sky in 3D. Jim Hahn will present a program about the sun's place in space. After the program, we will have...

$15.00 – $20.00

Qigong Workshop

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

Sundays, November 6, 13, & 20 This three-week 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...

$55.00 – $65.00

SPARK! Wild Turkeys

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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...

Free

Full Moon Hike

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

Enjoy a night hike to our Lake Michigan shoreline and 60-foot tower in search of good views of the full moon. We’ll learn about the morning’s lunar eclipse, take a look at the moon through a telescope, and end with a campfire.  This program will take place entirely outdoors. Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15

$15.00 – $20.00

County Grounds Field Trip

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

Join Schlitz Audubon’s Director of Education Tom Finley and Milwaukee-area Naturalist Eddee Daniel for a guided nature hike through the famed County Grounds in Wauwatosa. Over the years, the issues of development and preservation have reverberated around this site. Currently, over 100 acres are in some type of preservation status...

$30.00 – $45.00

Nature Club Holiday Party

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

Join us for a holiday party for our Nature Clubs, including Bird Club, Photo Club, and Art Club! Grab a snack and join us to share your birding and photography, and art highlights from this year. If you would like to present your photos to the group, email your five...

Free

County Grounds Field Trip

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Another date added due to demand! Join Schlitz Audubon’s Director of Education Tom Finley for a guided nature hike through the famed County Grounds in Wauwatosa. Over the years, the issues of development and preservation have reverberated around this site. Currently, over 100 acres are in some type of preservation...

$30.00 – $45.00

Nature Inspired Art: The Art of Andy Goldsworthy

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

This art and nature program will focus on fall’s seasonal changes and ephemeral art. Nature is full of moments and objects that are temporary (flowers, sunsets, waves…). Andy Goldsworthy is an ephemeral artist who is known for temporary site-specific works with stones, leaves, sticks, snow, ice, and other natural materials available...

$20.00 – $30.00

Autumn Guided Forest Bathing

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

Explore the autumn forests at Schlitz Audubon during the morning hours. 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...

$20.00 – $30.00

SPARK! Wild Turkeys

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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...

Free

SPARK! Holiday Songs & Star Gazing

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

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 a very short outdoor component, close to the building, so dress for the weather. Themes are seasonally...

Free

Lakeshore State Park Field Trip

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Join Director of Education Tom Finley in exploring this serene winter landscape along Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Michigan shore. This 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...

$25.00 – $30.00

SPARK! Holiday Songs & Star Gazing

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

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 a very short outdoor component, close to the building, so dress for the weather. Themes are seasonally...

Free

Morning Winter Solstice Hike

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

Director of Education Tom Finley will lead a hike to explore the significance of the winter solstice in Wisconsin. This date marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere and is usually the shortest day of the year, with respect to sunrise and sunset. Celebrated across cultures for...

$15.00 – $20.00

Afternoon Winter Solstice Hike

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

Director of Education Tom Finley will lead a hike to explore the significance of the winter solstice in Wisconsin. This date marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere and is usually the shortest day of the year, with respect to sunrise and sunset. Celebrated across cultures for...

$15.00 – $20.00

Winter Tree Identification

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

Saturdays, January 7 & 14  Join naturalists Harry Franz and Jacob Kempinksi for a two-part deciduous tree winter workshop. Identifying trees in the winter has its challenges, but also its rewards. You’ll learn how to use bark, twigs, buds, the form or overall shape of the tree, and its habitat...

$45.00 – $55.00

Art Club

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

Bring your sketchbook and pencils to find inspiration in nature! As a group, we will explore topics such as drawing from observation and nature journaling. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. At this meeting, we will discuss simple techniques for nature journaling in winter. We may go outside for...

Free

SPARK! Seasons

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

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 a very short outdoor component, close to the building, so dress for the weather. Themes are seasonally...

Free

Winter Animal Tracking

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

Winter is an amazing time to find the tracks and traces of active animals and discover the stories they tell. In this hike led by Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas, participants will learn how to distinguish common Wisconsin animal tracks, foraging signs, scat, and more while hiking through the habitats at Schlitz...

$15.00 – $20.00

SPARK! Seasons

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

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 a very short outdoor component, close to the building, so dress for the weather. Themes are seasonally...

Free

Gentle Power Yoga

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

Six Wednesdays, January 25 - March 1 During this six-week Gentle Power yoga series, Yoga Instructor Abby Saxton will guide you through a series of simple flows and regenerative poses, focusing on tying breath to movement. The class will also focus on setting intentions for your practice, being in the...

$60.00 – $75.00

Guided Forest Bathing Series

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

Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, & 22  This four-part series led by Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas 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 to look at nature differently than before....

$45.00 – $60.00