Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip

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WI

Tom Finley, Director of Education, will guide us through the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. 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

Harrington Beach Field Trip

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WI

Harrington Beach State Park, located in Belgium, WI is a beautiful local gem along Lake Michigan that is sometimes overlooked. It should not be! Showcasing a 26-acre quarry lake and over one mile of beautiful shoreline, it is a popular spot for people looking to enjoy the stunning views. It...

$45.00 – $60.00

Lulu Lake Kayak Trip

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WI

Rain date Sunday, October 3 | 10:00am to 3:00pm Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and School Programs Manager AJ Grill for a fantastic leisurely paddle on beautiful Lulu Lake in Walworth County, a Wisconsin State Natural Area! Each participant must bring their own kayak. We will launch at the Nature Conservancy’s...

$55.00 – $70.00

Hawk Watch

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WI

Rain/wind date: Sunday, October 17 Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Forest Beach Migratory Preserve offers prospective hawk watchers a fantastic opportunity to spot raptors overhead. Raptor Educator, Ian Dorney, will assist participants in the identification of migrating raptors. In order to maintain social distancing, you will need to...

$35.00 – $50.00

Holy Hill Fall Colors Field Trip

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WI

Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz to hike one of the most beautiful areas in southern Wisconsin during peak fall colors. Perched atop a giant glacial mound, Holy Hill offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The dominant sugar maple trees are well known for their striking red, orange, and yellow,...

$45.00 – $60.00

Cedarburg Bog Field Trip

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WI

The Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area is one of the largest and most diverse wetlands in Southern Wisconsin, supporting an array of unusual plants and animals. Cedar-Tamarack and hardwood swamps, deep and shallow marshes, several bog lakes, and a patterned peatland or "string bog" make this area unique. Led by Senior...

$45.00 – $60.00

Pike Lake State Forest Field Trip

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WI

Director of Education Tom Finley will guide us through the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which lies in the middle of the beautiful hilly region known as the Kettle Moraine – a strip of glacial landforms extending throughout southeast Wisconsin. A striking and key feature of the park, named...

$45.00 – $60.00

Kilbourn Reservoir & Kadish Parks Field Trip

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Milwaukee has several fine city parks with intriguing histories. One is Kilbourn Reservoir Park, which was once an open-air reservoir that provided water to Milwaukeeans for over 125 years. Prominently located at North Avenue & Bremen Street, the hilltop boasts one of the best skyline views found anywhere in the...

$25.00 – $30.00

Lake Park Field Trip

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WI

Tom Finley, Director of Education, and Michelle Allison will guide us on a winter hike through Lake Park on Milwaukee’s lakeshore. We will explore the historical significance of some of the park’s landmarks and learn more about the park’s architect, Frederick Law Olmstead. As we hike through picturesque ravines, we...

$25.00 – $30.00

Wood National Cemetery and the Soldiers Home Field Trip

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WI

Our trip will highlight two of Milwaukee’s most important historic sites. Wood National Cemetery, located on 50 acres next to one of the state’s busiest highways, hosts more than 40,000 interments. The cemetery was established in 1871 as a final resting place for former soldiers. A quiet, serene beauty exists...

$25.00 – $30.00

Falk Park Field Trip

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Tom Finley, Director of Education, and Michelle Allison, Adult Programs Manager, will guide us on an early spring hike through Falk Park in Oak Creek. This ecologically diverse park consists of wet mesic beech-maple forest, dry oak-hickory forest, numerous ephemeral wetlands, and a small meandering stream. The convergence of these...

$25.00 – $30.00

Forest Home Cemetery Field Trip

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Milwaukee’s Forest Home Cemetery is one of the most unique and iconic landmarks in the County – and one of the oldest. Designed by noted Wisconsin naturalist Increase A. Lapham in a beautiful garden cemetery motif, it opened in 1850. Today, it is the final resting place for a literal...

$45.00 – $60.00

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve Birding Trip

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Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Forest Beach Migratory Preserve offers birders a fantastic opportunity to see an incredible diversity of birds. Its strategic location provides great views of migrating raptors, and we will be visiting it at one of the busiest times of raptor migration. Senior Ecologist, Don...

$35.00 – $45.00

Horicon Marsh Birding Tour

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Tour Horicon Wildlife Refuge, the premier wetland in the Midwest, with Senior Ecologist, Don Quintenz, and Adult Program Coordinator Michelle Allison. Over 260 species of birds and other diverse wildlife call Horicon home. Discover this Wetland of International Importance by car and on foot. Witness Horicon’s renowned spring bird migration, the...

$50.00 – $65.00

Horicon Marsh Birding Tour

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Tour Horicon Wildlife Refuge, the premier wetland in the Midwest, with Senior Ecologist, Don Quintenz, and Adult Program Coordinator Michelle Allison. Over 260 species of birds and other diverse wildlife call Horicon home. Discover this Wetland of International Importance by car and on foot. Witness Horicon’s renowned spring bird migration, the...

$50.00 – $65.00

Aztalan State Park Field Trip

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Aztalan State Park is one of the oldest and most important archeological sites in Wisconsin. It is a designated National Historic Landmark as it commemorates an ancient Middle – Mississippian culture and village. A once-mysterious settlement, it is believed indigenous people, or Native Americans, dwelt here for over 100 years,...

$45.00 – $60.00

Lake Park Birding Trip

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Located on the edge of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s historic Lake Park provides an important stopover site for migratory birds, making it a popular birding destination in spring. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Program Coordinator Michelle Allison on a hike to search for a wide variety of birds, such...

$25.00 – $30.00

Lulu Lake State Natural Area

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Lulu Lake State Natural Area contains rare natural communities that have been virtually eliminated from the rest of southeastern Wisconsin. Their protection means they remain largely undistributed, resulting in exceptionally high quality and diverse wetland and upland communities on glacial topography in the Kettle Moraine region. Join Senior Ecologist Don...

$45.00 – $60.00

Chiwaukee Prairie Field Trip

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Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Programs Coordinator Michelle Allison on a hike at one of the most beautiful Wisconsin prairies, Chiwaukee Prairie. It contains exceptional diversity, with more than 400 species of plants. Spring brings the greatest diversity of plants in bloom, and prairie flowers are generally very...

$25.00 – $30.00

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...

$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...

$45.00 – $60.00

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....

$25.00 – $30.00

Northern Kettle Moraine: Scaling Dundee Mountain

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The Northern Kettle Moraine is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. Join Director of Education Tom Finley as we traverse Dundee Mountain and the Greenbush Trails.   Our day begins at the Long Lake south picnic area. We’ll hike our way through a forest and then the slopes to the...

$45.00 – $60.00