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 Is Beekeeping for Me?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019. 6:00pm -6:45pm. Beekeeping can be an enlightening and fulfilling hobby. We will discuss why people choose to keep honeybees, the historic connection between humans and honeybees, the risks of beekeeping along with many other important things to consider prior to committing to keeping bees. This presentation is geared toward people who are trying to decide if they should "take the plunge" into beekeeping. Seating is limited. Please pre-register online or by phone at 608-444-1493. Free. Capital Bee Supply, 200 Commercial Dr, Columbus, Columbia County. Call 608-444-1493. Subjects: Gardening, Hobbies, Environment [E-108252]
 The Beekeeper's Year
Tuesday, March 12, 2019. 7:00pm-7:45pm. What is it like keeping bees? What tasks does a beekeeper perform? What's happening in the hive each season? What are the challenges? We will answer these questions and many more as we take you through a typical year of keeping honeybees. This presentation is open to anyone who wants to learn more about what beekeeping is like and what beekeepers do. Seating is limited. Please pre-register online or by phone at 608-444-1493. Free. Capital Bee Supply, 200 Commercial Dr, Columbus, Columbia County. Call 608-444-1493. Subjects: Gardening, Environment, Hobbies [E-108253]
 Aerial Insectivores of Wisconsin Evening with Nature Program
Thursday, March 14, 2019. 7-8:30 pm. Presenter: William Mueller, Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory Mueller will provide a view into the world of "aerial insectivores," the birds that capture their insect prey in flight, by exploring their ecology, population changes, and conservation. This group of birds is experiencing major population declines. He'll discuss the factors involved, and how citizens can respond. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 10 years old. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Birding, Environment [E-108193]
 Winter Wildlife Walk
Saturday, March 16, 2019. 2:00 pm. Ever wonder how animals survive a Wisconsin winter? Join the Naturalist for a Winter Wildlife Walk and learn about some of the adaptations animals use to live here all winter long. We will look for signs of animals spending the winter in Hartman Creek State Park. We will even learn what is happening under the ice! Make sure to dress for the weather - we may be walking through deep snow. Bring snowshoes if you have them. All ages are welcome, but please, no pets. Free with park admission. Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Environment [E-108395]
 33rd Annual Flapjack Day
Sunday, March 17, 2019. 9:30 am. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat pancakes and a beverage at our annual breakfast. Sausage available ala carte. Served with our own maple syrup. Breakfast served 9:30am-12:30pm. Free activities and maple forest tours from 10am-1pm. $6 at the door, $5 in advance, 4 and under eat free. Maywood Environmental Park, 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County. Call 920-459-3906. Subjects: Environment, Families [E-108426]
 Maple Syrup Family Day
Saturday, March 23, 2019. 11 am to 4 pm. A fun event for everyone. Demonstrations of the process to make maple syrup beginning with collecting sap from the trees to make syrup. Maple cotton candy, maple syrup and other items available for sale. All historic park buildings open. FREE parking and admission. Mill & mill house tours $5, children 5 and under FREE. Event benefits Richfield Historical Society. FREE. Richfield Nature/Historical Parks, 1896 Hwy. 164, Richfield, Washington County. Call 262-628-0252. Subjects: Families, Environment, Nature [E-108225]
 John Muir's World
Monday, April 22, 2019. 7pm. Celebrate Earth Day by meeting the father of our modern environmental movement, Sierra Club, and national parks, John Muir, portrayed by actor Paul Akert, at the Riverside Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. The "John Muir's World" program is free (donations appreciated) and open to the public. Free. Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-702-6053. Subjects: Environment, Education, Nature [E-108401]
 Earth Week Litter Pick Up
Saturday, April 27, 2019. 8:30 am-12 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine Help give the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive and other forest locations a spring cleaning. Join others for a morning of camaraderie and litter pick up. Youth and other groups are encouraged to participate. Bring your own gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Meet at the Forest Headquarters to get your road or area assignment. After cleaning up, return to the Headquarters for snacks and refreshments. To register groups, call (262) 626-2116. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Forest Headquarters (located off County Road G south of County Road SS near New Prospect), N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Environment, Families, Community [E-108206]
 Spring Wildflower Walk
Saturday, May 4, 2019. 9-11 am. Take a guided tour of the spring wildflowers with local wildflower enthusiasts. Good walking shoes and insect repellent recommended. About 1 mile hike and will be cancelled if inclement weather. Free. Harmony Arboretum & Demonstration Gardens, N3890 County Road E, Peshtigo, Marinette County. Call 715-732-7784. Subjects: Nature, Environment, Wildlife [E-108442]
 Work Play Earth Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019. 9 am - 2 pm. Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day and give back to your favorite Wisconsin state park property? Join Friends of Havenwoods, staff, and other volunteers to plant trees, repair trails, and pull invasives. After work, stick around for a nature hike. Call 414-527-0232 to join us and reserve your appreciation gift. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Environment [E-108422]
 Prairie Walk
Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 6:00-8:00 pm. Stroll the 17-acre prairie at Harmony Arboretum with local native plant enthusiasts. Spend an evening learning what constitutes a prairie and why people are creating or restoring them. The trail is approximately one-half mile and does cover uneven terrain. free. Harmony Arboretum & Demonstration Gardens, N3890 County Road E, Peshtigo, Marinette County. Call 715-732-7784. Subjects: Nature, Environment, Wildlife [E-108447]
 Get Growing! Creating a Children's Garden Part 1
Wednesday, January 21, 2201. 9 am - 11 am. Learn how to create a nurturing nature filled outdoor space for children. Presented by Lynn Goldstein. $10 members / $15 non-members. Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, Milwaukee County. Call 414-525-5650. Subjects: Gardening, Environment, Education [E-71253]
 Art Time for Tots : Earth Ambassadors
Friday, April 24, 2201. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Little ones, 1 - 4 years, and accompanying adults extend the Earth Day celebration through stories, art, and movement. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97415]
 Little Masters & Young Artists : Earth - Healthy Art
Friday, April 24, 2201. 4:30 - 6 pm. Children, 5-12 years, rotate among three earth friendly art-making stations. Fee: $10 Please call the Museum at 715.845.7010 to register. $10. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97416]
 Art 101 & Hands-on Art : Eco-Friendly Fashion
Thursday, May 1, 4014. 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Artist in Residence Nancy Judd discuses her thought-provoking couture made from recycled materials and leads participants in creating upcycled accessories from discarded magazine pages rolled into beads. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97407]
 Upcycling Workshop
Friday, May 2, 4014. 10 am - 2 pm. Adults interested in designing and sewing get creative with recycled t-shirts. Artist in residency Nancy Judd guides participants in using pre-made patterns or designing their own to create scarves, backpacks, dog toys, and more. Bring t-shirts to incorporate into your projects. $30 fee includes lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97410]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 1 - 3 pm. Bring the family for this drop-in, self-directed activity using recycled materials. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97411]
 Recycled Runway : Lights, Camera, Environmental Action!
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 7 - 8 pm. Upcycled garments hit the runway in a fashion show featuring the work of UW-Madison students. Their creations made from recycled materials incorporate cleaver juxtapositions, alterations, and printing and dying techniques. Artist in residence Nancy Judd directs this fashion show, highlighting her Woodson Art Museum initiated UW-Madison collaboration. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97412]
 Recyc-ALL : Collage & Decoupage
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 1 - 2:30 pm. All ages drop in to make decorative vases and candleholders from recycled glass and also learn how to make more thoughtful, everyday environmental decisions. Artist in residence Nancy Judd assists participants as they work together; bring glassware for your project. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97413]
 ReDress Gallery Walk
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 3 - 4 pm. Join artist in residence Nancy Judd for insights into the high-fashion garments she creates from recycled materials. She'll share thoughts about her artistic process, partnerships, and the implicit narrative of ReDress artworks. Fre. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97414]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Boys' Science Exploration Camp
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 through Thursday, June 20, 2019. 9 am - 4 pm. This day-camp encourages interests in science and math by giving boys hands-on learning and activities in an environment that is supportive, enriching and - most importantly - fun! The boys work with UW-La Crosse faculty and staff who encourage experimentation, investigation and involvement in the fields of math and science. $129 by May 19, $149 thereafter. UW-La Crosse, 1725 State St, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Science, Environment, Education [E-108342]
 Girls in Science
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 through Thursday, June 20, 2019. 9 am - 4 pm. Girls in Science is a day-camp that encourages girls' interests in science and math with hands-on learning and activities in an environment that is designed to be supportive, enriching and - most importantly - fun! Girls work alongside UW-La Crosse faculty and staff who encourage experimentation, investigation and involvement in the fields of math and science. $129 by May 19, $149 thereafter. UW-La Crosse, 1725 State St, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Environment, Education, Science [E-108343]
 The Energy Fair
Friday, June 21, 2019 through Sunday, June 23, 2019. 9am-11pm. Now in its 30th year, The Energy Fair brings over 13,000 people together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. The Fair features interactive workshops, exhibitors, live music, inspiring keynote speakers, family fun, great local food, and more. Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair is the longest-running event of its kind in the nation. ReNew the Earth Institute, 7558 Deer Road, Custer, Portage County. Subjects: Fairs, Education, Environment [E-108022]
 Environmental Explorers
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 through Wednesday, June 26, 2019. 7:30 am - 3:15 pm. Learn/perform field and laboratory techniques used by scientists studying local waters. Collect/identify macroinvertebrates. Identify/learn about aquatic plants, trees, reptiles & amphibians. Observe/identify birds and the nests they make. Simulate tracking animals with radio transmitters. Navigate using Global Positioning System, aerial photographs & land maps. Environmental Explorers is for students entering grades 4-6. $110 by May 25, $135 thereafter. Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center-USGS, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Environment, Science, Education [E-108341]
24 Events
Be aware of last-minute changes and cancellations. Always call before you go!

 


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