Wild Wednesdays | K5-1st Grade

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

Three consecutive Wednesdays | December 1, 8, and 15 Go wild after school! With our Naturalists, you'll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds by playing games and exploring with friends. With an emphasis on sensory exploration and each student’s...

$45.00 – $60.00

Wild Wednesdays | 2nd-3rd Grade

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

Three consecutive Wednesdays | December 1, 8, and 15 Go wild after school! With our Naturalists, you'll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds by playing games and exploring with friends. With an emphasis on sensory exploration and each student’s...

$45.00 – $60.00

Wild Wednesdays | 4th-5th Grade

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

Three consecutive Wednesdays | December 1, 8, and 15 Go wild after school! With our Naturalists, you'll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds by playing games and exploring with friends. With an emphasis on sensory exploration and each student’s...

$45.00 – $60.00

Winter Survival

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

Big and small and in between, how do animals survive winter in Wisconsin? Play games and join in activities that help us understand how animals survive in the cold. We will meet one of the Center’s animals and go on a winter hike looking for signs of animal survival. This...

$10.00 – $15.00

Star Search

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

Come meet the stars at Schlitz Audubon with Naturalist Jacob Kempinski. We’ll begin by learning about some of December’s upcoming astronomical events including the Gemenid meteor shower and Antarctica’s solar eclipse. Then we’ll head outside to search for some of this season’s evening constellations, learn their names and how to...

$10.00 – $15.00

Trees in Winter Hike

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

Nothing can rival the majesty of large trees that have grown untethered for centuries. Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will share some winter tree ID strategies and resources that will allow you to identify tress on your own and point out some indicators of their life histories. You’ll also learn about...

$15.00 – $20.00

Tracks and Crafts

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

Come on a winter exploration with us through forests and prairies and search for tracks and traces of wildlife. Families will learn about many of the animals that call Schlitz Audubon property their home and how to identify the footprints and markings that they leave behind. After a short adventure...

$15.00 – $20.00

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

Junior Elementary Homeschool Winter

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

Thursdays | December 9, January 13, and February 10 Our Junior Elementary Homeschool Program is an introductory experience for children ages 6-8. With the guidance of experienced naturalists, we begin to work in groups to discover nature at the Center. Students form connections with the creatures and habitats that make-up...

$75.00 – $105.00

Senior Elementary Homeschool Winter

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

Thursdays | December 9, January 13, and February 10 Our Senior Elementary Homeschool Program is designed for students ages 9-11 to delve deeper into the natural world. Alongside experienced naturalists, students will explore habitats including the shore of Lake Michigan, ponds, prairies, and forests. We offer a variety of interactions...

$75.00 – $105.00

Secondary Homeschool Winter

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

Thursdays | December 9, January 13, and February 10 Our Secondary Homeschool Program is an immersive experience for children ages 12-14. Led by experienced naturalists, these older students will explore the outer reaches of our Center’s land and engage at a deeper level in topics such as geology, ecology, and...

$75.00 – $105.00

Winter Discovery Hike

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

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you to the seasonal events that stir our sense of beauty and imagination. Experience the wonders of winter as we walk along the meadows, woods, and wetlands of the Center. We’ll include a trip down to the shore of Lake Michigan to look for...

$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. If you’re feeling lucky, you may even find some beach glass...

$10.00 – $15.00

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt and Hike

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

Hike with Naturalist Emily Leonard as we explore the great outdoors on a fun, nature scavenger hunt! 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...

$10.00 – $15.00

Nature’s Neighborhoods: Winter

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

All plants and animals live in neighborhoods, just like you! Only their neighborhoods are called “habitats.” On this adventure, we will discover what makes the pond, prairie, and forest unique in the winter. In each habitat, we will search for everything plants and animals need to survive. After exploring, meet...

$10.00 – $15.00

Full Moon Hike

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

Join naturalists for an evening under the full moon. We’ll hike down to the beach and watch the moon rise over Lake Michigan, then take a trip up the tower to see the view high in the sky. We’ll observe constellations, planets, and potentially some nocturnal wildlife! Feel free to...

$15.00 – $20.00

Morning Winter Solstice Hike

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

Director of Education Tom Finley will guide us on a hike to explore the significance of the winter solstice in Wisconsin. This date marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere and is usually the shortest day of the year, with respect to sunrise-sunset. Celebrated across cultures for...

$15.00 – $20.00

Afternoon Winter Solstice Hike

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

Director of Education Tom Finley will guide us on a hike to explore the significance of the winter solstice in Wisconsin. This date marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere and is usually the shortest day of the year, with respect to sunrise-sunset. Celebrated across cultures for...

$15.00 – $20.00

New Year Night Hike

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

Celebrate the start of the new year with a crisp, January night hike at Schlitz Audubon. We'll meet at the stone bench in front of the Nature Center and hike the Central Wetlands Loop through prairies, wetlands, and woodlands to Mystery Lake and the Maple Grove. We'll end our hike...

$10.00 – $15.00

Early Birders Saturday Bird Walk

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

This winter, in conjunction with our Bird Club, we welcome all those interested in birding. We will meet on the second Saturday of the month for a morning bird walk – even before the Center officially opens. Join Adult Programs Coordinator Michelle Allison as we explore the trails of Schlitz Audubon in...

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Winter Family Birding

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

What birds call Schlitz Audubon home in the cold winter months? Learn the basics of birding in this fun family guided hike! We’ll explore who’s eating at the bird feeders, who’s hiding in the forest, and even who is floating on the Lake Michigan waters. Learn common bird calls and...

$10.00 – $15.00

Wild Wednesdays! 2nd-5th Grade

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

Go wild after school! Join our Naturalists for three consecutive Wednesdays from January 12th to January 26th. Together we’ll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds by playing games and exploring with friends. With an emphasis on sensory exploration and...

$45.00 – $60.00

Wild Wednesdays! K5-1st Grade

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

Go wild after school! Join our Naturalists for three consecutive Wednesdays from January 12th to January 26th. Together we’ll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds by playing games and exploring with friends. With an emphasis on sensory exploration and...

$45.00 – $60.00

January Full Moon Hike

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

What better way to enjoy the winter season than to watch the first full moon of 2022 rise over a frozen Lake Michigan? Join us for an evening hike at Schlitz Audubon and explore the Center’s trails by the light of the moon. We will meet in the tower parking...

$10.00 – $15.00