Hiking the Ice Age Trail: Monches Segment

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WI

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. Adult Programs Coordinator Michelle Allison will point out migrating birds during the hike.  We’ll loosely follow the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nature Inspired Art: Prairies and Childe Hassem

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

This seasonal art and nature program will focus on prairies and chalk pastels. Late summer is an excellent time to walk through the prairie to learn about this beautiful habitat. We will look at the pastel work Poppies, Isles of Shoals by Childe Hassem. Using this artwork and our knowledge...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Raptor ID

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

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...

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Finding Fairy Houses

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

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...

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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...

Family Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

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

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...

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Doors Open

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

We are pleased to participate in Historic Milwaukee‘s 2022 Doors Open. Center admission is free to all on this day. Our six miles of trails take visitors through wetlands, restored prairies, forests, ravines, bluffs, and Lake Michigan shoreline. We also offer a one-mile loop of boardwalk and crushed stone that is...

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...

Owls: Designed for Darkness at The Hollow

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Phantom Lake YMCA Camp S110W30240 YMCA Camp Rd., Mukwonago, 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. Ticket purchase required through The Hollow website, $15 per person

Raptors in Conservation at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library

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Frank L. Weyenberg Library 11345 N Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, WI

Raptor ecologists face many conservation challenges. Environmental contamination, habitat loss, and climate change have the most dramatic effect on apex predators, making raptors strong indicators of overall ecosystem health. Live birds will provide unique opportunities to explore past and present issues in conservation and highlight conservation successes. Audience members will...

SPARK! Fall Colors

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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...

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Flight Night

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

Flight Night returns! Spend a fall evening with Milwaukee craft breweries and meet our birds of prey! Sample seasonal, specialty, and local beers in a Schlitz Audubon tasting glass while talking with brewery representatives. Enjoy the Center’s ambiance at this tasting event, and meet some of our birds, including owls,...

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SPARK! Fall Colors

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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...

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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. ...

SPARK! Wild Turkeys

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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...

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