Literary Hike: Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich

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

Experience literature like never before in our first Literary Hike. This season’s guided hike, led by Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas, will follow the pages of Winter World by Bernd Heinrich. Participants will listen to selected passages while immersed in the natural phenomenon described in the book. We will discuss the readings...

$15.00 – $20.00

Raptor Saturday

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

Can you think of all the NFL teams that are named after birds? The week before the Super Bowl, come out to learn about a totally different kind of player: avian athletes! Birds in the wild have to perform incredible exercises to hunt and survive. We’ll learn all about their...

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! Awesome Owls

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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

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 February 9th to February 23rd. 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! 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 February 9th to February 23rd. 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

Illuminated Hike

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

Stroll along our gently lit trails with family and friends. Begin by decorating your own paper lantern and use it to illuminate the early evening hours. Go at your own pace to experience the tranquility that winter brings. At the end of your hike, gather around a bonfire and enjoy...

$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...

Free

Animal Myths: Fact or Fiction

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

Are bats blind? Are snakes slimy? There are many misleading animal myths that people believe to be true. Join Education Specialist Shelly Rollins as she debunks myths about animals that live here at the center. Through stories, activities, live animals, and a hike, we will learn the truth about these...

$10.00 – $15.00

Animal Signs Hike

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

Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz to search out the signs of animals such as deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, and many others that make our Center their home. Learn about the signs animals leave behind in winter, what they do to survive, and where they journey to find their needs. This...

$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.

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.

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

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Zoom

Did you know that bird watching is the number one recreational activity in the United States? Over 50 million people consider themselves bird watchers and enthusiasts. This virtual program, via zoom, will help prepare attendees for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide program that takes place February 18-21. You'll learn...

Free

SPARK! Awesome Owls

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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

Great Backyard Bird Count Hike

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

Join us as we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count​, a national effort to record bird sightings! Bring your own pair of binoculars or borrow one from us as we explore the property for backyard birds! Our Naturalist will take the group on a guided hike and show you how to...

$10.00 – $15.00

Winter Ecology Hike

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

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will show you fascinating survival strategies of plants and animals in winter. Science has discovered many ways that life is nurtured by the physical aspects of our coldest season. Learn about the subnivean zone, where mammals live below the snowpack in the safety and comfort provided by...

$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.

Nature Detectives: Winter

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

How can we know what an animal eats, where it lives, and where it travels? We look for animal signs! In this adventure, we will be putting our detective skills to the test and search for signs of animal life in winter. We will explore animal tracks, foraging signs, and...

$10.00 – $15.00

Fitness in Nature: Snowshoeing!

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

Snowshoeing is a great aerobic exercise that combines coordination and endurance. Join us for this fun and challenging winter edition of our family fitness series and explore the Schlitz Audubon property by snowshoe. We will begin with stretches and a quick warm-up on the Center’s veranda, and then strap on...

$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.

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...