Nature Mondays

Nature Mondays is a 6-week series hosted by the Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool. We meet once-a-week on Monday afternoons. This program is designed for children ages 4 – 6, and makes use of the Center’s outstanding nature trails, as well as the Preschool’s wonderful indoor and outdoor classrooms. In this series, Preschool teachers focus on nature experiences that are age appropriate and include plenty of time for play and social interaction. Nature Mondays are the perfect option for families who would like their children to share in the Nature Preschool experience, but prefer a short-term commitment!

Series 1 | Autumn Afternoons
September 18 – October 23 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm

During our Autumn Series, we explore the shoreline of Lake Michigan, study the ecosystem of a pond, learn about Monarch Butterflies and why autumn leaves change color. Come celebrate the changing landscape as summer gives way to autumn!

Series 2 | Winter in the Woods
November 6 – December 11 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
In this series, we discuss the ways animals prepare for winter. Children learn about migration and hibernation, and observe how the afternoon light and temperatures change over the course of six weeks. Our final class includes a celebration of the approaching winter solstice.

Series 3 | Maple Sugar Mondays 
February 5 – March 19 * | 1:00pm – 3:30pm 
Join us for 6 weeks of maple sugar fun! As winter slowly gives way to spring, we will take advantage of the warmer days and cooler nights to tap a sugar maple tree. Over the next few weeks, we will collect the sap, visit the evaporator, sit by the campfire- and conclude with a pancake and maple syrup feast! * No class on Monday, February 26.

Series 4 | Springtime Transformations
April 16 – May 21 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Get outside and experience this magical time of year! As the winter ice melts, spring wildflowers emerge, and migrating birds return from the south. We will celebrate the arrival of spring with visits to the ponds, prairie, and changing lakeshore. Students will seek out songbirds and tadpoles and devote lots of time to exploring outdoors.


Registration Information

Pre-registration is required. Priced per session. Fees will be processed upon receipt.

All forms listed below must be completed for registration. Confirmation of enrollment will be sent via e-mail.

Cancellation Policy: Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to withdraw from a session so that we may notify others on our wait list. No refund will be offered to families who cancel with less than 14 days’ notice.

M: $200
NM: $250


The following forms must be completed before your child participates in Nature Mondays:

If you have any questions please contact Laurie Lukaszewicz, our Nature Preschool Coordinator, at 414-352-2880 x154.

Please note that we are a fully-licensed preschool. As such, the State of Wisconsin requires that we have the aforementioned health forms and an immunization record on file for every child, on or before the first day of class.