Harrington Beach Field Trip

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WI

Harrington Beach State Park, located in Belgium, WI is a beautiful local gem along Lake Michigan that is sometimes overlooked. It should not be! Showcasing a 26-acre quarry lake and over one mile of beautiful shoreline, it is a popular spot for people looking to enjoy the stunning views. It...

$45.00 – $60.00

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 hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; we recommend waterproof shoes or boots. We will meet in the Gardens Play Space. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years old and their adult....

$12.00 – $17.00

Lulu Lake Kayak Trip

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WI

Rain date Sunday, October 3 | 10:00am to 3:00pm Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and School Programs Manager AJ Grill for a fantastic leisurely paddle on beautiful Lulu Lake in Walworth County, a Wisconsin State Natural Area! Each participant must bring their own kayak. We will launch at the Nature Conservancy’s...

$55.00 – $70.00

Family STEM: Design a Seed

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

In this STEM program, families will explore the forest in search of seeds from different tree species. We’ll discover how seeds move and why, then design some of our own. Each family will receive an egg, representing a seed, and construct a device from a set list of provided materials...

$10.00 – $15.00

Raptor Saturday

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

As we enter into the Halloween season, now is the perfect time of year to learn about the spookiest raptors - owls! Though Wisconsin’s 11 owl species are well-loved, they are seldom seen in the wild. Our resident owl ambassadors will reveal the secrets of their specialized nocturnal hunting adaptations,...

Fall Ponding

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

Explore three of Schlitz Audubon’s ponds up-close as we search for their aquatic residents! Discover, identify, and learn more about a variety of aquatic insects and amphibians. Learn how each pond’s individual characteristics create a habitat for different creatures and how we can continue to protect our wetlands to help...

$10.00 – $15.00

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in front of our Visitor Center for a visit with one or two 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 outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our...

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. Hike around the forest and spy the changing colors and animals preparing for winter. We will explore the property while sharing tips and tricks amongst each other about our art. This program will...

Free

Astronomy: Mars

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

NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars has broken new ground on many fronts. Jim Hahn will give us a status update, along with the latest photos, videos, and sounds recorded on Mars. Then we’ll look at the future of the mission and upcoming missions to the Red Planet. If the sky...

$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 hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; we recommend waterproof shoes or boots. We will meet in the Log Cabin Play Space. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years old and their...

$12.00 – $17.00

Raptor ID Workshop

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

Have you ever wondered what kind of hawk is visiting your backyard? Join us to learn the fundamentals of identifying Wisconsin raptors! Lead by Raptor Educator, Ian Dorney, the first half of this workshop will offer an interactive exploration of birding principles, pointing out patterns and variations across groups of...

$40.00 – $55.00

Nature Preschool Open House

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

Join us at our October Open House and learn more about our award-winning Nature Preschool! Prospective families will have a chance to visit our unique outdoor classrooms, meet our teachers, and ask questions. Parents can also visit our Secret Forest Classroom, which will be home to our all-new morning K4...

Free

Family Fall Colors Hike

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

Come experience fall beauty at Schlitz Audubon. Explore the forests and prairies, climb the 60-foot observation tower, and play some games with Naturalists Joyce Michelstetter and Corinne Palmer. Families will learn why leaves change colors, how plants and animals prepare for winter, and why plants need to move their seeds!...

$10.00 – $15.00

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in front of our Visitor Center for a visit with one or two 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 outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our...

Meditation

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

This and subsequent classes will offer theory and practice in the Thai Forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Several traditional meditation methods will be presented for the development of mindfulness, the identification and release of stress, and the practice of loving kindness. Important points of traditional Buddhist teaching will be covered,...

$10.00

Word with a Bird

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

Join us in front of our Visitor Center for a visit with one or two 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 outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our...

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...

Free

Fall Colors Hike

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

Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz for a stroll through the Center’s forests, fields, and wetlands to enjoy the flowers, shrubs, and trees most beautiful colors. Learn the science of this ancient process, and how to nurture your own yard’s plants to create their best display. Discover which species are best...

$15.00 – $20.00

Wild Wednesdays! K5-2nd Grade

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

Go wild after school! Join our Naturalists for six consecutive Wednesdays from October 13th to November 17th. Together we’ll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds to find the plants and animals that call Schlitz Audubon home. With an emphasis...

$90.00 – $120.00

Wild Wednesdays! 3rd-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 six consecutive Wednesdays from October 13th to November 17th. Together we’ll experience the wonder of this action-packed time of year! Search for the secrets this special season holds to find the plants and animals that call Schlitz Audubon home. With an emphasis...

$90.00 – $120.00

Bird Club

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WI

This month’s Bird Club meeting is going virtual! Join us for a virtual screening of Monty and Rose followed by a Q & A with filmmaker, Bob Dolgan. Bird Club is co-hosted by Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon. About the film “Monty and Rose” is a 23-minute documentary that...

Free

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 hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; we recommend waterproof shoes or boots. We will meet in the Woods Play Space. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years old and their adult....

$12.00 – $17.00

Hawk Watch

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WI

Rain/wind date: Sunday, October 17 Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Forest Beach Migratory Preserve offers prospective hawk watchers a fantastic opportunity to spot raptors overhead. Raptor Educator, Ian Dorney, will assist participants in the identification of migrating raptors. In order to maintain social distancing, you will need to...

$35.00 – $50.00