Hiking the Ice Age Trail: Monches Segment

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WI, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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

Birding Exploration

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

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

Art Club

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

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

Raptor ID

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

Have you ever wondered what kind of hawk is visiting your backyard? Join us to learn the fundamentals of identifying Wisconsin raptors! Led by Raptor Educator Cheyenne Smith, the first half of this workshop will offer an interactive exploration of birding principles, pointing out patterns and variations across groups of...

$40.00 – $55.00

Finding Fairy Houses

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

Join fairy friend Cassie Rincon as we explore the world of fairies and create homes for them. We will start the program by reading A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess. Then, we will build simple fairy houses for the fairies at Schlitz Audubon as well as create a small fairy...

$15.00 – $20.00

Family Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

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

In this fun family activity, you’ll hike the trails using a GPS unit to search for coordinate points. Once you find the location, answer questions and learn some fun facts about the property. Upon arrival, we will provide all of the necessary equipment for this self-guided adventure, which includes a...

$30.00 – $45.00

Wild Wednesdays! 2nd-5th Grade

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

Go wild after school! 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 each student’s questions and curiosities, each time will be a new and wild...

$15.00 – $20.00

Forest Fridays: Autumn Adventures

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

Friday mornings, September 30 – November 18 Forest Fridays is an 8-week, Friday morning series hosted by the Nature Preschool. This program makes use of the Center’s outstanding nature trails, as well as the Preschool’s newest outdoor classroom: The Secret Forest. In this series, Preschool teachers focus on nature experiences...

$400.00 – $475.00

Family Owl Prowl

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

Rain Date: Thursday, October 6 | 5:00p-6:30p Hike with us deep into the forest to discover “Hooo’s” making noises in the night. Sound is the best way to identify our local owls, so put on your owl ears and prepare to hear and see some of our local residents! After...

$15.00 – $20.00

Hand in Hand

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

Explore nature with your little ones! We will play, do art activities, listen to a story, and hike. Experience fall and all of its seasonal treasures with our Nature Preschool teachers. Designed for children 2 to 3 years old and their adult. To optimize this experience for all, accompanying infants...

$15.00 – $20.00

Fall Native Plant Hike

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

Fall is the perfect time of year to go on a hike and learn about our Wisconsin native plants. Join Naturalist Abby Saxton on a fall hike where you will learn how to identify native plants in the fall and collect seeds from the property to contribute to the Schlitz...

$15.00 – $20.00

Fossil Finds

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

Discover a world of ancient animals with Naturalist Jacob Kempinski. We will learn about the millions of years of history preserved in Wisconsin soil, from trilobites to mastodons and everything in between. After practicing our paleontologist skills with a demo dinosaur dig, we’ll explore Lake Michigan’s beach and search for...

$10.00 – $15.00

Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip 

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WI, United States

Join Schlitz Audubon’s Director of Education Tom Finley for a guided nature hike through Lapham Peak Forest in Delafield. This beautiful hilly region is known as the Kettle Moraine – a strip of glacial landforms that extends throughout southeast Wisconsin. Visible features of the Ice Age still exist today, and...

$45.00 – $60.00

Photo Club

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

Photographers of all skill levels can take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We will visit the Woodland Loop and prairies to watch for changing colors and fall blooms. We will explore the property while sharing tips and tricks with each other about our art.  This...

Free

Story Adventure: Snakes

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

What adventures would our snakes have on the trails? Find out with your own copy of A Snake Adventure created by Schlitz Audubon! On this self-guided hike, explore the trails using the activity book as your navigation tool. At the end of your adventure, get a chance to meet a...

$15.00 – $20.00

Adult Owl Prowl

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

Rain date: October 11.   Join us for Adult Owl Prowl on October 17! Hike with us deep into the forest to discover “hooo’s” making noises in the night. Sound is the best way to identify owls, so put on your owl ears and prepare to hear and see some of...

$15.00 – $20.00

SPARK! Fall Colors

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

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

Bird Club

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

Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon will discuss feeding strategies, setting up a winter water source, positioning nesting boxes, and even installing native plant species for wildlife.    Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome. We will meet in the Auditorium and the program will take...

Free

Audubon Babies

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

Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of exploration to experience nature both indoors and out. Take a guided hike on the trails and connect with other families of very young children for fellowship and community. We...

$15.00 – $20.00