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...

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Lakeshore State Park Field Trip

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WI

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Winter Ecology Series

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

Wednesdays, January 11, 18 & 25 Join Director of Education Tom Finley for a three-part winter ecology series exploring the beauty of winter at Schlitz Audubon. On each date, we'll focus on a new topic and visit a different habitat. They will all showcase aspects of winter ecology, as well...

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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...

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Tim Birkhead, author of Birds and Us, in a Virtual Event

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Zoom

Join us for an afternoon with ornithologist Tim Birkhead, author of Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History from Cave Art to Conservation, presented on Zoom. Co-sponsored by Boswell Book Company. In Birds and Us, Birkhead takes us on a dazzling epic journey through our mutual history with birds, from the...

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...

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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...

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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....

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Geology Workshop

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

Saturdays, February 4 & 11 Join Director of Education Tom Finley for a two-part winter workshop exploring some of the many facets of Wisconsin geology, with special emphasis on our local Lake Michigan landscape. Explaining key concepts of glacial history and going back into our ancient past of the Silurian...

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Bird Club

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

Join Raptor Educators and a few of the birds from our Raptor Program as we share with you some of their adaptations, natural behaviors, and tips to ID them out in the field. Birders aged 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome. We will meet in the Auditorium...

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Comet ZTF Viewing

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

Cloud date February 10. The dark skies of winter hold a mysterious visitor in February – Comet ZTF. If sky conditions allow, join us for a telescopic view of this distant periodic comet with your hosts Jacob Kempinsky and Jim Hahn. The comet only visits from its home in the...

Literary Hike: Winter World by Bernd Heinrich

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

This season’s guided hike, led by naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas, will follow the pages of Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich. In this book, we learn how the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Participants will listen to selected passages, and we’ll...

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SPARK! Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras

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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...

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SPARK! Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras

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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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Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

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Zoom

Did you know that bird watching is the number one recreational activity in the United States? Over 50 million people consider themselves bird watchers and enthusiasts. This virtual program, via zoom, will help prepare attendees for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide program that takes place February 17-20. You'll learn...

Animal Signs Hike

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

Join Naturalist Abby Saxton to search out the sign of animals such as deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, and many others that make our center their home. Learn about the signs animals leave behind in winter, what they do to survive, and where they journey to find their needs. This program...

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Dan Egan, author of The Devil’s Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance

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

We are pleased to have Milwaukeean Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, return to Schlitz Audubon for the publication of his new book, The Devil’s Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance, a major new work of science journalism. Dan Egan will be in...

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Astronomy: Orion, the Hunter

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

What constellation shares its name with a spacecraft, a spiral arm of the Milky Way, and a nebula so bright you can see it without optical aid? Jim Hahn will take us on a tour of Orion, the Hunter, and its region of space. If weather permits, we'll explore it...

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SPARK! St. Patrick’s Day

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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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SPARK! St. Patrick’s Day

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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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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. We will meet some of the Center’s reptile and amphibian animal ambassadors and have an opportunity to sketch...

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Jones Island & Kaszube Park Field Trip

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WI

On this field trip, we'll visit Jones Island and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Tom Finley will meet everyone there, where we'll be led on a tour of this fascinating facility by a member of MMSD staff. This will be a one-mile walking tour. We'll start with an indoor presentation...

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