At Schlitz Audubon, we’re committed to providing environmental education for nature lovers of every age – and that includes adults! Topics include birding, native trees and plants, regional ecology, conservation, and many others. They range from hour-long programs to season-long courses.
At the Center
Some programs take place during the day, while others are in the evening or on weekends. Many include guided hikes on our land. We also partner with other organizations, such as Outpost Natural Foods for our Environmental Movie Series, and Boswell Book Company for select author events. See our Event Calendar to learn about our educational programs specifically geared toward adults.
Master Naturalist Course
The mission of the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program (WiMN) is to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural environment by developing a corps of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within their communities. Schlitz Audubon is a host location for this program. This 10-week course with field trips is taught by Schlitz Audubon Naturalists who are certified as WiMN educators. We’ll be hosting a 2018 Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course, beginning on August 21. Learn more or register.
SPARK! is a special program designed for people going through cognitive changes, such as memory loss, to participate in alongside their caregivers. Each session is devoted to learning about the simple beauty found in nature and how it enriches our lives. Programs are led by Director of Education Tom Finley, and take place indoors, but may include a brief outdoor component close to the building. Each month features a topic that focuses on the season. Programs take place on Tuesdays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. See our Event Calendar for dates. Free to participants and caregivers.
Citizen Science is a fantastic way to learn about the natural world while volunteering to document its health. At Schlitz Audubon, Citizen Scientists participate in training sessions teaching about how and why we record data, then observe and record information about populations of birds, amphibians, bats, trees and plants, and more! See our Citizen Science page for complete details.
We’ll bring nature to you!
We deliver year-round programming to organizations serving adults including veterans, social organizations, employers, and long-term care communities. We are in active pursuit of additional partnerships. Please contact our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may help you, your adult clients, members, or residents, connect with nature.