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

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Acrylic Painting Workshop

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, June 11 & 18 Learn the basics of painting with acrylics at this two-day workshop created for beginning and intermediate level painters. Enjoy an afternoon with other bird, wildlife, and nature enthusiasts and get an introduction to exciting acrylic painting techniques while exploring elements...

Get Tickets $80.00 – $100.00 4 tickets left

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...

Raptors in Focus Photoshoot

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

Join us for our annual Raptor Photoshoot featuring our 15 feathered ambassadors. This is a unique opportunity to photograph eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls up close and learn about their species. The birds will be on the trails in natural settings to create unique photo opportunities. Keep the photos all...

Get Tickets $60.00 – $75.00 3 tickets left

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...

Qigong Workshop

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

This health-oriented workshop aims to balance and enhance your life energy! Qigong practice typically involves slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. We will be focusing on Grandmaster Yin’s Qigong styles in this workshop. We will end the class with a sound meditation. Afterwards, feel free to...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 4 tickets left

SPARK! Water Life – A Special Visit to Mystery Lake

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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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June Full Moon Hike

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

Celebrate the last full moon of spring at Schlitz Audubon by watching the moon rise over Lake Michigan. We will meet in the tower parking lot and enjoy a hike down to the beach for moonrise. Then we’ll hike up our 60-foot observation tower, to view the moon high in...

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SPARK! Water Life – A Special Visit to Mystery Lake

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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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Pond Plein Air

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

Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon at our ponds and create a watercolor work of art. We will provide all of the tools that you will need to paint a scene right in front of you. Take inspiration from artists like Claude Monet, Marion Wachtel, and William Wendt and use...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 10 tickets left

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...

Beach Exploration!

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

Lake Michigan constantly changes what we can find on the beach. Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon and search for nature treasures on the shore. Learn a little about the treasures you find and create ephemeral art while exploring. You may even find some beach glass to take home! This...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 15 tickets left

Photo Club

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

Photographers of all skill levels will take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We’ll visit our newer ponds and find out which animals call them home. While exploring the trails, we’ll share tips and tricks amongst each other about our art. This program will take place...

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Birding with Don Quintenz

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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...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 2 tickets left

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...

The Magic of Metamorphosis: Ponds

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

Celebrate the summer solstice and the changing seasons by learning about the magic of metamorphosis! Join Naturalist Emily Leonard to explore the ponds at Schlitz Audubon. Discover how tadpoles become frogs, how baby salamanders use their mane-like gills, and more! Through guided hikes and hands-on activities, we will search for...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 11 tickets left

Nature Ambassador Activitites

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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...

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,...

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Make Music Milwaukee!

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

We’re happy to participate in Make Music Milwaukee, a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city. Join us on the Summer Solstice on our Veranda anytime to hear great music. Check back to learn which...

Batty for Bats

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

Join Naturalist and bat enthusiast Cassie Rincon as we search for the only true flying mammals! Learn about the bat species that can be found in Wisconsin and find out what is fact and what is fiction. Afterwards, we’ll explore the property using echolocation technology to see and hear the...

Sold Out $15.00 – $20.00

Birding with Don Quintenz

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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...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $20.00 3 tickets left

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 Naturalist Jacob Kempinski and 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. Afterwards, we will hike to...

Sold Out $10.00 – $15.00