Astronomy with Binoculars

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

Spend an evening under the stars! Jim Hahn will guide us along the Milky Way from Sagittarius to Cassiopeia, stopping at star clusters, double stars, and other fascinating sights. There will be guest appearances by the Moon, Saturn, a few satellites, and even a minor planet. Telescopes will be set up for closer views. Bring...

$15.00 – $20.00

Family Canoe

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

Join Schlitz Audubon staff at 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 program, one canoe...

$30.00 – $45.00

Raptor Saturday

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

It’s time for some International Vulture Awareness! Join us to celebrate what makes these unique scavengers so important to the health of our ecosystem! With the help of our own Turkey Vulture and other feathered ambassadors, we’ll find out why they are often referred to as nature’s clean-up crew! Scheduled...

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...

Schlitz Audubon Nature Day at the Harbor View Plaza

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Harbor View Plaza 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Join the Harbor District and our naturalists for an afternoon of exploration and animal encounters. Whether they slither, hop, jump, swim, or crawl, Wisconsin’s reptiles and amphibians are sure to fascinate attendees. See them up close and learn about what makes each of them unique in a program from 1:00-2:00pm,...

Senior Elementary Homeschool Fall

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

Thursdays | September 8, October 13, and November 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 – $288.00

Junior Elementary Homeschool Fall

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

Thursdays | September 8, October 13, and November 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 – $288.00

Nature Club Holiday Party

Join us for a holiday party for our Nature Clubs, including Bird Club, Photo Club, and Art Club! Grab a snack and join us to share your birding and photography, and art highlights from this year. If you would like to present your photos to the group, email your five...

Free

Eagle & Friends at Swift Night Out

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Lake Geneva Avian Committee 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI

With awesome power, spectacular strength, a huge wingspan, and massive talons, the Bald Eagle is the very essence of a raptor and headlines this program. Accompanied by hawks, owls, and falcons for an interactive comparison. Free Event

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

Free

Incredible Insects and Friends

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

Do you love hunting for bugs? Join Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas and explore the insects and invertebrate relatives that might be hiding at Schlitz Audubon! After learning what makes insects unique and important, we’ll meet some of our invertebrate ambassadors. Then we’ll hit the trails to flip logs in the in...

$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...

Spectacular Snakes!

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

Enjoy an up-close encounter with the spectacular snake ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! You’ll learn about each unique species and what makes snakes such amazing animals. Get a chance to hold and take a special photo with one of our snake animal ambassadors and make a snake craft to take home...

$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 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...

SPARK! Marvelous Monarchs

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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

Hiking the Ice Age Trail: Monches Segment

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Over its 1,000-mile course, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. This hike will be led by Director of Education Tom Finley.  We’ll loosely follow the course of the Oconomowoc River as the trail winds its way through a...

$25.00 – $30.00

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 resident birds, fall migrants, 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...

Free

SPARK! Marvelous Monarchs

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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

Literary Hike: Braiding Sweetgrass

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

This guided literary hike will follow the pages of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals...

$15.00 – $20.00

Raptor Handling Workshop

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

Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be nose-to-beak with a Barred Owl? Or solve a puzzle with a savvy crow? Spend a day at our Raptor Facility with our trainers learning all about raptor management. We will cover basic avian care and give you the opportunity to...

$145.00 – $170.00

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...

Birding Exploration

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

Birding with an experienced guide is an excellent way to improve your birding skills. Join Senior Ecologist and expert birder Don Quintenz on a walk through the meadows, woods, and wetlands of Schlitz Audubon. Early morning bird walks often uncover many birds that would otherwise go unnoticed. Their natural rhythm...

$15.00 – $20.00