Conservation Hike: Native Plants

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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 highlighting native plants. Drew will talk about and show plants that will be for sale at the Native Plant Sale on Sunday, August 28. He'll discuss growing conditions and benefits for various plant species. This hike will...

Free

Songs and S’mores

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

Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon as we celebrate the end of summer before starting a new school year. Take a short hike to look for crepuscular critters and end by a bonfire with our favorite camp treat, s’mores! We’ll sing goofy songs, share stories of our summer adventures, and...

$15.00 – $20.00

Birding Exploration

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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

Senior Elementary Homeschool Fall

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

Thursdays | September 8, October 13, and November 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 – $288.00

Junior Elementary Homeschool Fall

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

Thursdays | September 8, October 13, and November 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 – $288.00

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 resident and migrating birds. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center to...

Free

Incredible Insects and Friends

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

Do you love hunting for bugs? Join Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas and explore the insects and invertebrate relatives that might be hiding at Schlitz Audubon! After learning what makes insects unique and important, we’ll meet some of our invertebrate ambassadors. Then we’ll hit the trails to flip logs in the in...

$10.00 – $15.00

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

Hiking the Ice Age Trail: Monches Segment

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Over its 1,000-mile course, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. This hike will be led by Director of Education Tom Finley.  We’ll loosely follow the course of the Oconomowoc River as the trail winds its way through a...

$25.00 – $30.00

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

Literary Hike: Braiding Sweetgrass

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

This guided literary hike will follow the pages of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals...

$15.00 – $20.00

Birding Exploration

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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

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

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 create a small fairy...

$15.00 – $20.00

Doors Open

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

We are pleased to participate in Historic Milwaukee‘s 2022 Doors Open. Center admission is free to all on this day. Our six miles of trails take visitors through wetlands, restored prairies, forests, ravines, bluffs, and Lake Michigan shoreline. We also offer a one-mile loop of boardwalk and crushed stone that is...

Wild Wednesdays! 2nd-5th Grade

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

Go wild after school! 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 each student’s questions and curiosities, each time will be a new and wild...

$15.00 – $20.00

Forest Fridays: Autumn Adventures

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

Friday mornings, September 30 – November 18 Forest Fridays is an 8-week, Friday morning series hosted by the Nature Preschool. This program makes use of the Center’s outstanding nature trails, as well as the Preschool’s newest outdoor classroom: The Secret Forest. In this series, Preschool teachers focus on nature experiences...

$400.00 – $475.00

Nature Ambassador Activities

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

Join our Nature Ambassadors Sunday afternoons to learn more about what the Center has to offer! Volunteer Nature Ambassadors provide education by offering guided hikes, introducing visitors to resident reptiles and amphibians, and sharing their knowledge of our ecosystems. Stop in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to find out which...

Family Owl Prowl

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

Rain Date: Thursday, October 6 | 5:00p-6:30p Hike with us deep into the forest to discover “Hooo’s” making noises in the night. Sound is the best way to identify our local owls, so put on your owl ears and prepare to hear and see some of our local residents! After...

$15.00 – $20.00

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 play, do art activities, listen to a story, and hike. Experience fall and all of its seasonal treasures with our Nature Preschool teachers. Designed for children 2 to 3 years old and their adult. To optimize this experience for all, accompanying infants...

$15.00 – $20.00

Fall Native Plant Hike

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

Fall is the perfect time of year to go on a hike and learn about our Wisconsin native plants. Join Naturalist Abby Saxton on a fall hike where you will learn how to identify native plants in the fall and collect seeds from the property to contribute to the Schlitz...

$15.00 – $20.00

Fossil Finds

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

Discover a world of ancient animals with Naturalist Jacob Kempinski. We will learn about the millions of years of history preserved in Wisconsin soil, from trilobites to mastodons and everything in between. After practicing our paleontologist skills with a demo dinosaur dig, we’ll explore Lake Michigan’s beach and search for...

$10.00 – $15.00

Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip 

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WI

Join Schlitz Audubon’s Director of Education Tom Finley for a guided nature hike through Lapham Peak Forest in Delafield. 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

Photo Club

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

Photographers of all skill levels can take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We will visit the Woodland Loop and prairies to watch for changing colors and fall blooms. We will explore the property while sharing tips and tricks with each other about our art.  This...

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