Drawing in Nature

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

5-week session, Wednesdays May 25 – June 22 This class will use familiar, traditional, and unorthodox mark making methods to explore drawing outdoors at Schlitz Audubon. Exercises to enhance vision, develop new skills, and the time to contemplate nature will hone drawing abilities and develop insights. We will also make...

Get Tickets $80.00 – $100.00 3 tickets left

Hand-in-Hand

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

Explore nature with your little ones! We will hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; we recommend waterproof shoes or boots. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

Sold Out $12.00 – $17.00

The Buzz about Bees

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

There are over 500 species of bees in Wisconsin! Did you know that most of those bees don’t make honey or live in hives? Join Naturalist Emily Leonard for a fun afternoon of hiking and bee spotting. Discover some of the common types of bees found at Schlitz Audubon as...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 13 tickets left

Spectacular Snakes!

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

Enjoy an up-close encounter with the spectacular snake ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! You’ll learn about each unique species and what makes snakes such amazing animals. Get a chance to hold and take a special photo with one of our resident snakes and make a snake craft to take home as...

Sold Out $10.00 – $15.00

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...

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Following the Frog Chorus

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

Birds aren’t the only animals who are noisy in the summer! Join us on an evening hike to listen for a variety of singing frogs at our ponds. We’ll start by learning some basic call identification, meeting our amphibian ambassadors, then we’ll hike out together to our many ponds and...

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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....

Sold Out $25.00 – $30.00

Morning Guided Forest Bathing

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

Bask in the morning sun in this unique sensory walk. 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 engage...

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Mindfulness in Nature

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

We can help our bodies and brains by practicing mindfulness! Join Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas on this family-oriented guided walk. Instead of rushing through a hike, we will practice our ability to be mindful while in nature. We will use elements from yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and forest bathing to explore nature...

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Hiking the Ice Age: Northern Kettle Moraine

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The Northern Kettle Moraine is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. Join Director of Education Tom Finley on this program, which we’ve updated from previous years. We’ll traverse a portion of the Ice Age Trail, climb Parnell Tower, and hike along the Greenbush section. Expect to hike several miles...

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Bird Club

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

Join in a welcoming community of bird enthusiasts on the second Wednesday of the month. Our co-host Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, will guide us on an evening hike. We’ll visit some nest boxes to look for Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and other cavity nesters. Birders...

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Twilight Hike

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

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you through the Center at a time that is not only beautiful and serene, but also alive with wildlife. We’ll look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals, and may encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts,...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 7 tickets left

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the second Saturday of the month. We’ll search for summer residents and nesting birds. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center...

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June Full Moon Hike

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

Celebrate the last full moon of spring at Schlitz Audubon by watching the moon rise over Lake Michigan. We will meet in the tower parking lot and enjoy a hike down to the beach for moonrise. Then we’ll hike up our 60-foot observation tower, to view the moon high in...

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Pond Plein Air

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

Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon at our ponds and create a watercolor work of art. We will provide all of the tools that you will need to paint a scene right in front of you. Take inspiration from artists like Claude Monet, Marion Wachtel, and William Wendt and use...

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Beach Exploration!

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

Lake Michigan constantly changes what we can find on the beach. Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon and search for nature treasures on the shore. Learn a little about the treasures you find and create ephemeral art while exploring. You may even find some beach glass to take home! This...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 15 tickets left

Photo Club

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

Photographers of all skill levels will take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We’ll visit our newer ponds and find out which animals call them home. While exploring the trails, we’ll share tips and tricks amongst each other about our art. This program will take place...

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Birding with Don Quintenz

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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...

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The Magic of Metamorphosis: Ponds

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

Celebrate the summer solstice and the changing seasons by learning about the magic of metamorphosis! Join Naturalist Emily Leonard to explore the ponds at Schlitz Audubon. Discover how tadpoles become frogs, how baby salamanders use their mane-like gills, and more! Through guided hikes and hands-on activities, we will search for...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 11 tickets left

Twilight Hike

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

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you through the Center at a time that is not only beautiful and serene, but also alive with wildlife. We’ll look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals, and may encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts,...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 7 tickets left

Batty for Bats

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

Join Naturalist and bat enthusiast Cassie Rincon as we search for the only true flying mammals! Learn about the bat species that can be found in Wisconsin and find out what is fact and what is fiction. Afterwards, we’ll explore the property using echolocation technology to see and hear the...

Sold Out $15.00 – $20.00

Birding with Don Quintenz

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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...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 3 tickets left

Totally Turtles!

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

Enjoy an up-close encounter with the terrific turtle animal ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! Join Naturalist Jacob Kempinski and meet a variety of species and find out their unique characteristics. Learn about these turtles, their wild cousins, and how we care for them at the Center. Afterwards, we will hike to...

Sold Out $10.00 – $15.00

Hand-in-Hand: Summer at the Pond

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

Explore nature with your little ones! We will hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; we recommend waterproof shoes or boots. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

Sold Out $12.00 – $17.00