Following the Frog Chorus

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

Birds aren’t the only animals who are noisy in the summer! Join us on an evening hike to listen for a variety of singing frogs at our ponds. We’ll start by learning some basic call identification, meeting our amphibian ambassadors, then we’ll hike out together to our many ponds and...

$10.00 – $15.00

Lion’s Den Birding Trip

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Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Coordinator Michelle Allison will lead you through Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, one of the last stretches of undeveloped bluff land along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Over a half mile of 90- to 100-foot bluffs look out onto Lake Michigan, offering tremendous viewing opportunities....

$25.00 – $30.00

Annual Gala

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

Friday, June 3, 2022 | 6:00 pm Honorary Chair | Jane B. Bell Join us for an outdoor soiree celebrating the beauty and wonder of birds, as well as the Center’s mission of avian education and habitat conservation. Sip cocktails on the veranda, bid on fabulous auction items, and dine...

Family Canoe

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

Join Schlitz Audubon staff on the shores of Mystery Lake for some canoeing fun! Mystery Lake is bursting with life and there is no better way to see it than from the water. Never been canoeing before? Don’t worry, our Naturalists will show you the basics! When registering for this...

$30.00 – $45.00

Raptor Saturday

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

Let’s talk dinosaurs! Join us to explore the anatomy, diversity, and evolution of theropod dinosaurs in relation to the origin of birds, specifically our modern-day raptors! With the help of our raptor ambassadors, we’ll discuss hypotheses for the origin of flight, the rise of feathers, and the discovery of the...

Wingspan & Wine

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

Spend a summer evening outdoors at the Center tasting wines from around the globe while meeting our magnificent birds of prey, including owls, falcons, and even a Bald Eagle! International wine experts from AVA Wine will pour more than 40 wines from around the world for you to sample. Cheese and...

$60.00

Morning Guided Forest Bathing

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

Bask in the morning sun in this unique sensory walk. Forest Bathing is more than just hiking, it is an immersive sensory experience that allows you to look at the forest differently than before. It combines concepts of meditation and mindfulness through a series of guided invitations. Participants will engage...

$20.00 – $30.00

Native Plant Sale

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

Gardening with native plants provides many ecological benefits, including creating habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Prairie Future Seed Company will offer a wide selection of live plants for purchase. We are offering options to shop in-person or order ahead for curbside pick-up. In-person shopping is free to all...

Mindfulness in Nature

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

We can help our bodies and brains by practicing mindfulness! Join Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas on this family-oriented guided walk. Instead of rushing through a hike, we will practice our ability to be mindful while in nature. We will use elements from yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and forest bathing to explore nature...

$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 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 outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our current mask...

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...

Wildlife Wednesdays – Reptiles & Amphibians

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Menominee Park Zoo 520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh, WI

Visit our naturalists, as well as reptile and amphibian ambassadors, at our community outreach booth at the Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh. Whether they slither, hop, jump, swim, or crawl, Wisconsin’s reptiles and amphibians are sure to fascinate. See them up close and learn about what makes each of them...

Bird Club

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

Join in a welcoming community of bird enthusiasts on the second Wednesday of the month. Our co-host Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, will guide us on an evening hike. We’ll visit some nest boxes to look for Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and other cavity nesters. Birders...

Free

Twilight Hike

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

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you through the Center at a time that is not only beautiful and serene, but also alive with wildlife. We’ll look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals, and may encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts,...

$15.00 – $20.00

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

Free

Acrylic Painting Workshop

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, June 11 & 18 Learn the basics of painting with acrylics at this two-day workshop created for beginning and intermediate level painters. Enjoy an afternoon with other bird, wildlife, and nature enthusiasts and get an introduction to exciting acrylic painting techniques while exploring elements...

$80.00 – $100.00

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 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 outdoors and is weather dependent. Please read our current mask...

Center closed 8:30am – Noon

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

Our trails are closed for hiking this morning for us to host our annual Raptors in Focus Photoshoot. Please come hike in the afternoon or on another day.

Raptors in Focus Photoshoot

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

Join us for our annual Raptor Photoshoot featuring our 15 feathered ambassadors. This is a unique opportunity to photograph eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls up close and learn about their species. The birds will be on the trails in natural settings to create unique photo opportunities. Keep the photos all...

$60.00 – $75.00

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...

Qigong Workshop

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

This health-oriented workshop aims to balance and enhance your life energy! Qigong practice typically involves slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. We will be focusing on Grandmaster Yin’s Qigong styles in this workshop. We will end the class with a sound meditation. Afterwards, feel free to...

$15.00 – $20.00

June Full Moon Hike

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

Celebrate the last full moon of spring at Schlitz Audubon by watching the moon rise over Lake Michigan. We will meet in the tower parking lot and enjoy a hike down to the beach for moonrise. Then we’ll hike up our 60-foot observation tower, to view the moon high in...

$15.00 – $20.00

SPARK! Water Life – A Special Visit to Mystery Lake

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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

Pond Plein Air

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

Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon at our ponds and create a watercolor work of art. We will provide all of the tools that you will need to paint a scene right in front of you. Take inspiration from artists like Claude Monet, Marion Wachtel, and William Wendt and use...

$15.00 – $20.00