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 guide us on a hike to look for summer birds and observe bird behavior before sunset. Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome.  We will meet in the main parking lot.  This program will take place entirely...

Free

The Magic of Metamorphosis: Insects

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

Join us for a mid-summer hike and discover the magic of metamorphosis! We will explore the property and learn how pond creatures take to the sky, caterpillars blossom into moths and butterflies, and more! Through a guided hike and hands-on activities, we will search for insects in the Center’s ponds...

$10.00 – $15.00

Conservation Hike

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

Join our Director of Conservation and Land Management, Drew Shuster, for a hike on our Central Wetlands Loop. Here, Drew will talk about past projects, including the Stormwater Wetland & Ravine Restoration Project and projects planned for the future! Prior to taking on this role, Drew was a Resource Ecologist at Schlitz Audubon for...

Free

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 out which...

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...

Art Club

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

Bring your sketchbook and pencils to find inspiration in nature! As a group, we will explore topics such as drawing from observation and nature journaling. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. We’ll visit the woods and wetlands of the Center to practice nature journaling techniques.   This program will take...

Free

Hand-in-Hand: Friends in the Earth

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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. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

$12.00 – $17.00

Hand-in-Hand: Friends in the Earth

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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. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

$12.00 – $17.00

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

Hand-in-Hand: Friends in the Earth

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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. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

$12.00 – $17.00

Northern Kettle Moraine: Scaling Dundee Mountain

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The Northern Kettle Moraine is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. Join Director of Education Tom Finley as we traverse Dundee Mountain and the Greenbush Trails.   Our day begins at the Long Lake south picnic area. We’ll hike our way through a forest and then the slopes to the...

$45.00 – $60.00

Hand-in-Hand: Friends in the Earth

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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. More information about the class location will be sent before the program. This program is designed for children 2 to 3 years...

$12.00 – $17.00

Pond Exploration!

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

Explore Schlitz Audubon’s ponds up-close as we learn about some of their aquatic residents. You will be provided with the equipment and know-how to catch, identify, and release a variety of aquatic invertebrates and amphibians. Learn about the importance of wetlands and how each of the Center’s ponds have unique...

$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...

Beginning Tree ID

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, July 23 and 30  In this two-part workshop, learn the basics of tree ID, what to look for, and what distinguishes families from one another. We’ll discuss how trees interact with wildlife and each other, and discover which species provide the most for the...

$45.00 – $55.00

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 out which...

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...

Bird Photography Workshop

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

This workshop will begin with a classroom presentation, then we’ll go out and take photos,  returning to the classroom for a wrap up. In class, we’ll cover exposure, camera modes, focusing options, and the best starting settings for your bird photography.   Instructor Kevin Hanley is a nature and macro...

$25.00 – $30.00

Owls: Designed for Darkness at South Milwaukee Public Library

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South Milwaukee Public Library 1907 10th Ave., South Milwaukee, 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. Wisconsin is home to a variety of native owls, each with its own special adaptations. Resident...

Beaks & Talons at Hales Corners Library

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Hales Corners Library 5885 S. 116th Street, Hales Corners, WI

Which bird is the fastest? Which has silent flight? Join us for an interactive comparison of falcons, hawks, and owls at the Hales Corners Library. This is an engaging and informative experience for all ages! Free. See event details.

Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks

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

Whether you call them lightning bugs or fireflies, these bioluminescent beetles light up our summer nights. Why do they flash? What makes them glow? Venture out with Naturalist Jacob Kempinski to the lightning bug hotspots around the Center to observe and record firefly data. You will learn how to identify...

$10.00 – $15.00

Harry Potter at the Village – Owls

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Ozaukee County Pioneer Village 4880 County Rd. I, Saukville, WI

Visit our Raptor Educators and Raptor Ambassadors at this Community Event at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village! Wisconsin is home to a variety of native owls, each with its own special adaptations. Our owls will engage their audience as they see firsthand the power of these amazing birds. Special Event Admission...

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...