SPARK! Marvelous Monarchs

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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

Hiking the Ice Age Trail: Monches Segment

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WI

Over its 1,000-mile course, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. This hike will be led by Director of Education Tom Finley.  We’ll loosely follow the course of the Oconomowoc River as the trail winds its way through a...

$25.00 – $30.00

Bird Club

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

Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon will guide us on a hike to look for resident birds, fall migrants, and observe bird behavior before sunset. Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome.  We will meet in the main parking lot.  This program will take...

Free

SPARK! Marvelous Monarchs

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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

Literary Hike: Braiding Sweetgrass

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

This guided literary hike will follow the pages of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals...

$15.00 – $20.00

Birding Exploration

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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...

$15.00 – $20.00

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. We’ll visit the woods and wetlands of the Center to practice nature journaling techniques.  This program will take...

Free

Raptor ID

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

Have you ever wondered what kind of hawk is visiting your backyard? Join us to learn the fundamentals of identifying Wisconsin raptors! Led by Raptor Educator Cheyenne Smith, the first half of this workshop will offer an interactive exploration of birding principles, pointing out patterns and variations across groups of...

$40.00 – $55.00

Fall Native Plant Hike

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

Fall is the perfect time of year to go on a hike and learn about our Wisconsin native plants. Join Naturalist Abby Saxton on a fall hike where you will learn how to identify native plants in the fall and collect seeds from the property to contribute to the Schlitz...

$15.00 – $20.00

Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip 

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WI

Join Schlitz Audubon’s Director of Education Tom Finley for a guided nature hike through Lapham Peak Forest in Delafield. This beautiful hilly region is known as the Kettle Moraine – a strip of glacial landforms that extends throughout southeast Wisconsin. Visible features of the Ice Age still exist today, and...

$45.00 – $60.00

Photo Club

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

Photographers of all skill levels can take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We will visit the Woodland Loop and prairies to watch for changing colors and fall blooms. We will explore the property while sharing tips and tricks with each other about our art.  This...

Free

Adult Owl Prowl

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

Rain date: October 11.   Join us for Adult Owl Prowl on October 17! Hike with us deep into the forest to discover “hooo’s” making noises in the night. Sound is the best way to identify owls, so put on your owl ears and prepare to hear and see some of...

$15.00 – $20.00

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

Bird Club

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

Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon will discuss feeding strategies, setting up a winter water source, positioning nesting boxes, and even installing native plant species for wildlife.    Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome. We will meet in the Auditorium and the program will take...

Free

Adult Owl Prowl

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

Rain Date: Tuesday, October 18 Hike with us deep into the forest to discover “hooo’s” making noises in the night. Sound is the best way to identify owls, so put on your owl ears and prepare to hear and see some of our local residents! After our nighttime hike, we’ll...

$15.00 – $20.00

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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WI

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