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

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

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

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

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

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

Pond Exploration!

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

Explore Schlitz Audubon’s ponds up-close as we learn about some of their aquatic residents. You will be provided with the equipment and know-how to catch, identify, and release a variety of aquatic invertebrates and amphibians. Learn about the importance of wetlands and how each of the Center’s ponds have unique...

$10.00 – $15.00

Beginning Tree ID

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, July 23 and 30  In this two-part workshop, learn the basics of tree ID, what to look for, and what distinguishes families from one another. We’ll discuss how trees interact with wildlife and each other, and discover which species provide the most for the...

$45.00 – $55.00

Bird Photography Workshop

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

This workshop will begin with a classroom presentation, then we’ll go out and take photos,  returning to the classroom for a wrap up. In class, we’ll cover exposure, camera modes, focusing options, and the best starting settings for your bird photography.   Instructor Kevin Hanley is a nature and macro...

$25.00 – $30.00

Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks

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

Whether you call them lightning bugs or fireflies, these bioluminescent beetles light up our summer nights. Why do they flash? What makes them glow? Venture out with Naturalist Jacob Kempinski to the lightning bug hotspots around the Center to observe and record firefly data. You will learn how to identify...

$10.00 – $15.00

Finding Fairy Houses

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

Join fairy friend Cassie Rincon as we explore the world of fairies and create homes for them. We will start the program by reading A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess. Then, we will build simple fairy houses for the fairies at Schlitz Audubon as well as a small fairy house...

$15.00 – $20.00

Twilight Hike

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

This time of day is not only beautiful, but also alive with wildlife. Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead a hike to look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals. We may also encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts, nightjars, and nighthawks....

$15.00 – $20.00

Alphabet Adventure Hike

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

Hike with Naturalist Abby Saxton and explore the great outdoors on a fun, nature adventure! Families will work together to find plants, animals, and objects in nature that begin with every letter of the alphabet (that’s right, even with the letter Z)! Participants will make their own ABC’s of Nature...

$10.00 – $15.00

Hand-in-Hand: Friends 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: Friends 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: Friends 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

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

Hand-in-Hand: Friends 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

Supermoon Night Hike

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

Enjoy a night hike as we experience the supermoon, when the moon’s closest approach to Earth coincides with the full moon. Learn a little about the astronomical forces that cause this display as we hike the trails in search of a good view. We will take a look at the...

Sold Out $10.00 – $15.00