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

Nature Ornaments

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

Tis the season to decorate with nature! Join Naturalist Abby Saxton and create your own nature wreaths and ornaments. We will provide all the materials needed to make your decorations. From grapevines to pinecones, use nature to celebrate the holiday season!  This program is designed for children aged 5 and...

$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 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 indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

Nature Ambassador Activities

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

Join our Nature Ambassadors on 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 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 indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

Center Closed

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Morning Winter Solstice Hike

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

Director of Education Tom Finley will lead a hike to explore the significance of the winter solstice in Wisconsin. This date marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere and is usually the shortest day of the year, with respect to sunrise and sunset. Celebrated across cultures for...

$15.00 – $20.00

Afternoon Winter Solstice Hike

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

Director of Education Tom Finley will lead a hike to explore the significance of the winter solstice in Wisconsin. This date marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the northern hemisphere and is usually the shortest day of the year, with respect to sunrise and sunset. Celebrated across cultures for...

$15.00 – $20.00

Center Closed

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

We will also be closed on Sunday, December 25.

Center Closed

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

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 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 indoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation. ...

Full Moon Hike

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

Guided by the light of the silvery moon, join Naturalist Joey Montaine to explore Schlitz Audubon after dark. After watching the moon shine over Lake Michigan, we will explore the trails and learn how our nocturnal friends survive the cold nights of Wisconsin winters.  This program is designed for all...

$10.00 – $15.00

Totally Turtles!

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

Enjoy an up-close encounter with the terrific turtle animal ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! Join Naturalists Joyce Michelstetter and Abby Saxton to meet a variety of species and find out their unique characteristics. Learn about these turtles, their wild cousins, and how we care for them at the Center.  This program...

$10.00 – $15.00

Raptor Saturday

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

Come help us celebrate Bald Eagles! Meet one of our resident eagles, and learn about this national symbol as we compare this species to other eagles around the world and to other charismatic raptors of Wisconsin. With the help of several live ambassador birds, we'll take a dive into raptor...

Winter Tree Identification

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

Saturdays, January 7 & 14  Join naturalists Harry Franz and Jacob Kempinksi for a two-part deciduous tree winter workshop. Identifying trees in the winter has its challenges, but also its rewards. You’ll learn how to use bark, twigs, buds, the form or overall shape of the tree, and its habitat...

$45.00 – $55.00

Nature Ambassador Activities

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

On Sunday afternoons volunteer Nature Ambassadors provide education by introducing visitors to our reptile and amphibian ambassadors, offering guided hikes, and sharing their knowledge of our ecosystems. Stop in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to find out which activities our Nature Ambassadors are offering.  Free with membership or...

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 birds from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.    Free with membership or admission. 

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. At this meeting, we will discuss simple techniques for nature journaling in winter. We may go outside for...

Free

SPARK! Seasons

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

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 a very short outdoor component, close to the building, so dress for the weather. Themes are seasonally...

Free

Winter Animal Tracking

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

Winter is an amazing time to find the tracks and traces of active animals and discover the stories they tell. In this hike led by Naturalist Aubrey Fulsaas, participants will learn how to distinguish common Wisconsin animal tracks, foraging signs, scat, and more while hiking through the habitats at Schlitz...

$15.00 – $20.00