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...

Free

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,...

$15.00 – $20.00

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...

Free

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...

$15.00 – $20.00

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...

$15.00 – $20.00

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...

$10.00 – $15.00

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...

Free

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...

$15.00 – $20.00

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,...

$15.00 – $20.00

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...

$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...

$15.00 – $20.00

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...

$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...

$12.00 – $17.00

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...

$12.00 – $17.00

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...

$12.00 – $17.00

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...

$12.00 – $17.00

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,...

$15.00 – $20.00

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...

Free

Literary Hike: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

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

This guided hike will follow the pages of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. In his book, Wohlleben makes the case that a forest is a social network, drawing on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children,...

$15.00 – $20.00

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 snake animal ambassadors and make a snake craft to take home...

$10.00 – $15.00

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 summer birds 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 place entirely...

Free

The Magic of Metamorphosis: Insects

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

Join us for a mid-summer hike and discover the magic of metamorphosis! We will explore the property and learn how pond creatures take to the sky, caterpillars blossom into moths and butterflies, and more! Through a guided hike and hands-on activities, we will search for insects in the Center’s ponds...

$10.00 – $15.00

Conservation Hike

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

Join our Director of Conservation and Land Management, Drew Shuster, for a hike on our Central Wetlands Loop. Here, Drew will talk about past projects, including the Stormwater Wetland & Ravine Restoration Project and projects planned for the future! Prior to taking on this role, Drew was a Resource Ecologist at Schlitz Audubon for...

Free

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

Hand-in-Hand: Friends in the Earth

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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...

$12.00 – $17.00