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...

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 ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. Please read our current mask policy before participating. Free with membership or admission.

Family Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

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

In this fun family activity, you’ll hike the trails using a GPS unit to search for coordinate points. Once you find the location, answer questions and learn some fun facts about the property. Upon arrival, we will provide all of the necessary equipment for this self-guided adventure, which includes a...

$30.00 – $45.00

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

Raptor Saturday

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

Wrap up the year with our Raptors! For this Raptor Saturday Program, we will showcase a variety of our avian ambassadors and share special adaptations to help them survive in the wild. Get up-close looks at these phenomenal hunters of the sky! This program will take place indoors in the...

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

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...

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 ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. Please read our current mask policy before participating. Free with membership or admission.

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

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 ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. Please read our current mask policy before participating. Free with membership or admission.

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 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...

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 ambassadors from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird. Please read our current mask policy before participating. Free with membership or admission.

SPARK! Winter Animals

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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