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...

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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...

Sold Out $400.00 – $475.00

Owls: Designed for Darkness at The Hollow

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Phantom Lake YMCA Camp S110W30240 YMCA Camp Rd., Mukwonago, WI

These seldom seen, silent winged hunters shine best when the sun goes down. Our feathered raptor staff model their special night hunting adaptations and some basic owl behaviors, providing insights into their natural history. Ticket purchase required through The Hollow website, $15 per person

Raptor Saturday

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

Owls don’t just hang out in trees and hoot! They squeal, scream, hang out in graveyards, and hunt on the darkest, coldest nights of the year! Join us and our six owl ambassadors to learn all about these raptors' unique behaviors and adaptations that can sometimes seem a little spooky!...

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...

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   This program will take place entirely indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

Raptors in Conservation at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library

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Frank L. Weyenberg Library 11345 N Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, WI

Raptor ecologists face many conservation challenges. Environmental contamination, habitat loss, and climate change have the most dramatic effect on apex predators, making raptors strong indicators of overall ecosystem health. Live birds will provide unique opportunities to explore past and present issues in conservation and highlight conservation successes. Audience members will...

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...

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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...

Sold Out $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...

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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...

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Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip 

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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...

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Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   This program will take place entirely indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

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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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...

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   This program will take place entirely indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

Story Adventure: Snakes

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

What adventures would our snakes have on the trails? Find out with your own copy of A Snake Adventure created by Schlitz Audubon! On this self-guided hike, explore the trails using the activity book as your navigation tool. At the end of your adventure, get a chance to meet a...

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Adult Owl Prowl

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

Rain date: October 11.   Hike with us deep into the forest to discover “hooo’s” making noises in the night. Sound is the best way to identify owls, so put on your owl ears and prepare to hear and see some of our local residents! After our nighttime hike, we’ll meet...

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SPARK! Fall Colors

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

This program is designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. Led by our Director of Education Tom Finley, each month is devoted to learning about the simple beauty found in nature and how it enriches our lives. Programs take place inside the Auditorium and may include...

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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 discuss feeding strategies, setting up a winter water source, positioning nesting boxes, and even installing native plant species for wildlife.    Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome. We will meet in the Auditorium and the program will take...

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Audubon Babies

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

Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of exploration to experience nature both indoors and out. Take a guided hike on the trails and connect with other families of very young children for fellowship and community. We...

Sold Out $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...

Sold Out $15.00 – $20.00

Nature Preschool/K4 Information Session

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

Join us for a fall informational session to learn more about our award-winning Nature Preschool, which will celebrate its 20th school year in 2023! Prospective families will have a chance to tour our four unique outdoor classrooms, meet with teachers, and ask questions. This is a self-guided, drop-in-style program, and...

Oconomowoc River Kayak Trip

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

Kayaking in a remote wetland is a wonderful way to get close to wildlife. Experience wetlands from a new perspective as we search for birds and enjoy the scenery. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and School Programs Manager AJ Grill for a leisurely paddle down the Oconomowoc River to the...

Get Tickets $50.00 – $75.00 2 tickets left

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two animal ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   This program will take place entirely indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

Eagle & Friends at Havenwoods State Forest

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Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N Hopkins St., Milwaukee, WI

With awesome power, spectacular strength, a huge wingspan, and massive talons, the Bald Eagle is the very essence of a raptor and headlines this program. Accompanied by hawks, owls, and falcons for an interactive comparison. Free event