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 Trees of Many Colors Nature Storytime
Friday, October 6, 2017. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Red, orange, and yellow leaves twirling in the wind are sure signs of autumn. Discover why our tall, tall trees lose their leaves before winter. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. 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, Nature [E-105814]
 Bats
Saturday, October 7, 2017. 10 am. Learn about bats of Wisconsin and the world. Slide show/talk. $3 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Education [E-106224]
 Family Nature Hike-Fall Changes Hike
Saturday, October 7, 2017. 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Autumn is in the air...and on the ground and up in trees! Join us as we search for signs--both big and small--that animals and plants are preparing for winter. Listen, feel, and watch for the changes of awesome autumn. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106306]
 Nature Up Close Explorin g Nature Program
Saturday, October 7, 2017. 12:30 - 2 pm. Gain a new prospective by taking a closer look at nature using a variety of magnifying tools and techniques. You'll be astonished by what we encounter. Bring your camera to capture your unique finds. This program is best for families with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. 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, Nature [E-105815]
 An Evening of Nature - Topic to be Determined
Thursday, October 12, 2017. 7 - 8:30 pm. Topic to be Determined This program will be most appropriate for people more than 10 years old. Free. 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, Nature [E-105816]
 GO! Discover-Changing Seasons
Saturday, October 14, 2017. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Drop in anytime between 9 and 2 to discover something new about nature. Big changes are coming to Havenwoods! How do we prepare? How do critters and plants at Havenwoods prepare for winter? Drop in to explore the signs and discover these changes. Not just what we feel (brrrr), but what we hear and see too! Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106309]
 Winged Mammals: Bats Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, October 14, 2017. 10 - 11:30 am. Steeped in myth, bats often get an undeserved bad rap. Uncover some truly astonishing facts about bats and maybe gain a new appreciation for them. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. 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, Nature [E-105817]
 Halloween Nature Hikes
Friday, October 20, 2017. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Spineless wonders of nature are waiting to tell their tales. Join us for a stroll in the woods to meet some fascinating characters including a dragonfly, crayfish, worm and preying mantis. This isn't a scary hike and is best for those more than 5 yrs. of age. Groups leave every 6 min. The last hour-long hike leaves at 8:30pm. While waiting for your hike, enjoy playing games, making a craft, or snacking by the campfire. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled for the night. Free with 2017 Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission sticker. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off Hwy GGG south of Hwy SS near New Prospect), N1490 County Road GGG, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Nature [E-105698]
 Pee-yew Skunk! Nature Storytime
Friday, October 20, 2017. 9:30 - 10:30 am. What's black and white and smells all over? A skunk! Join us as we discover some cool truths about skunks. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. 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, Nature [E-105818]
 GO! Discover-Changing Seasons
Saturday, October 21, 2017. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Drop in anytime to discover something new about nature. Bib changes are coming to Havenwoods! How do we prepare? How do critters and plants at Havenwoods prepare for winter? Drop in to explore the signs and discover these changes. Not just what we feel (brrrr), but what we hear and see too! Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106313]
 Halloween Nature Hikes
Saturday, October 21, 2017. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Spineless wonders of nature are waiting to tell their tales. Join us for a stroll in the woods to meet some fascinating characters including a dragonfly, crayfish, worm and preying mantis. This isn't a scary hike and is best for those more than 5 yrs. of age. Groups leave every 6 min. The last hour-long hike leaves at 8:30pm. While waiting for your hike, enjoy playing games, making a craft, or snacking by the campfire. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled for the night. Free with 2017 Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission sticker. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off Hwy GGG south of Hwy SS near New Prospect), N1490 County Road GGG, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Nature [E-105699]
 Prairie Wildflower Seed Collection
Sunday, October 22, 2017. 1 pm. Participants will collect seeds from a number of prairie wildflowers and learn how to prepare for planting. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Education, Gardening, Nature [E-106226]
 SRBP Brat Fry Fundraiser
Sunday, October 22, 2017. 9am-2pm. Join the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership for a Sunday Brat Fry! Proceeds benefit local projects that improve the health of our rivers and lakes. Stop in for brats and burgers for your Packer Party while supporting an important local organization. Plymouth Piggly Wiggly, 1411 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-467-6882. Subjects: Food, Environment, Nature [E-106607]
 Lunch Program for Adults: Vampire Bats
Tuesday, October 24, 2017. 12 pm. Learn about vampire bats, over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a few days in advance (920-849-7094). $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Education [E-106227]
 Flying V's Nature Storytime
Friday, November 3, 2017. 9:30 - 10:30 am. What's that flying V in the sky? Is it a plane? No, it's a flock of geese! Learn about these noisy big birds as they fly south for the winter. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. 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: Nature, Education [E-105820]
 Family Nature Hike-High Tech Treasure Hunt
Saturday, November 4, 2017. 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Explore, solve riddles, find treasures! Learn the basics of how to use a GPS unit to find hidden caches at Havenwoods. We will have GPS units to borrow. Dress for an outdoor adventure! Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106307]
 Under the Ice and Snow
Saturday, November 4, 2017. 10 am. Learn how some animals cope with winter, under the ice and snow. Slide show/talk. $3 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Education, Nature [E-106228]
 Knee High Naturalists-Wild and Wacky Woodpeckers
Wednesday, November 8, 2017. 9:30am-10:30am. Knee High Naturalists is an interactive, parent-child program designed especially for children age 30 months to 5 years of age to introduce them to the wonders of the outdoors! Join Camp Y-Koda's fun and skilled naturalists to learn more about woodpeckers with a silly presentation, a wild and wacky craft and a short hike. Pre-registration is required; visit the Sheboygan YMCA or Sheboygan Falls YMCA complete a registration form or call Camp Y-Koda at 920-467-6882 for more information. $5/child. Camp Y-Koda, W3340 Sunset Road, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County. Call 920-467-6882. Subjects: Kids, Nature, Education [E-106619]
 Gottfried Arboretum's Create a Winter Wreath - Session1
Thursday, November 9, 2017. 1 - 3:30 pm. Using a variety of natural materials, create a beautiful evergreen wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor. To register for a session , call (920) 313-0190 by November 8. Space is limited. This program is best for people more than 12 years old. Cost: $20.00/person, fee payable to the Gottfried Arboretum. $20.00/person. 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: Crafts, Nature [E-105822]
 Gottfried Arboretum's Create a Winter Wreath - Session2
Thursday, November 9, 2017. 6 - 8:30 pm. Using a variety of natural materials, create a beautiful evergreen wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor. To register for a session , call (920) 313-0190 by November 8. Space is limited. This program is best for people more than 12 years old. Cost: $20.00/person, fee payable to the Gottfried Arboretum. $20.00/person. 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: Crafts, Nature [E-105823]
 Getting Ready for Winter Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, November 11, 2017. 12:30 - 2 pm. The chill of winter is in the air. Uncover how the world of nature prepares for the hardships of the season. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. 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, Nature [E-105821]
 GO! Discover-Nocturnal Animals
Saturday, November 11, 2017. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Drop in anytime to discover something new about nature. What are those strange noises coming from the bushes late a night? Who is busy looking for food while we are fast asleep? Come discover which animals are awake in the night and what special adaptations they have in order to move in the dark. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106310]
 Gottfried Arboretum's Create a Winter Wreath - Session 3
Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 1 - 3:30 pm. Using a variety of natural materials, create a beautiful evergreen wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor. To register for a session , call (920) 313-0190 by November 8. Space is limited. This program is best for people more than 12 years old. Cost: $20.00/person, fee payable to the Gottfried Arboretum. $20.00/person. Lakeside Park Pavillion (located in Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac, Between Park and Main Streets, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Crafts, Nature [E-105824]
 Gottfried Arboretum's Create a Winter Wreath - Session 4
Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 6 - 8:30 pm. Using a variety of natural materials, create a beautiful evergreen wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor. To register for a session , call (920) 313-0190 by November 8. Space is limited. This program is best for people more than 12 years old. Cost: $20.00/person, fee payable to the Gottfried Arboretum. $20.00/person. Lakeside Park Pavillion (located in Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac, Between Park and Main Streets, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Crafts, Nature [E-105825]
 Gobbling Turkeys Nature Storytime
Friday, November 17, 2017. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Let's talk turkey! Come in and strut your stuff as we learn about wild turkey - our big beautiful woodland bird. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. 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: Nature, Education [E-105826]
 GO! DIscover-Nocturnal Animals
Saturday, November 18, 2017. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Drop in anytime between 9 and 2 to discover something new about nature. What are those strange noises coming from the bushes late at night? Who is busy looking for food while we are fast asleep? Come discover which animals are awake in the night and what special adaptations they have in order to move in the dark. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106311]
 Lunch Program for Adults: The Changing Climate
Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 12 pm. Learn about our changing climate, over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a few days in advance: 920-849-7094. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 9208497094. Subjects: Education, Nature [E-106230]
 Now That the Days are Colder Nature Storytime
Friday, December 1, 2017. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Bundle up, it's cold outside. Join us as we fin d out what the animals do to survive the cold days of winter. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. 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: Nature, Education [E-105827]
 Holiday Wreaths
Saturday, December 2, 2017. 1 pm. Wreath greens, pine cones, wire all provided. You bring a wreath frame, ribbon, wire cutter, and pruning shears, and we'll show you how to create your own holiday wreath. $5 to $15 for wreath materials. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 9208497094. Subjects: Crafts, Families, Nature [E-106233]
 Nature Ornaments
Saturday, December 2, 2017. 1 pm. Make as many nature ornaments as you like; materials will be provided. $3 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 9208497094. Subjects: Crafts, Families, Nature [E-106232]
 Winter Survival
Saturday, December 2, 2017. 10 am. Learn about the strategies animals use to survive winter. Slide show/talk. $3 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 9208497094. Subjects: Education, Nature [E-106231]
 Gifts With a Natural Touch Exploring Nature Program Session 1
Saturday, December 9, 2017. 10 - 12 pm. Use inspirations and materials from nature to make several crafts including nature print cards, sun catchers and mini winter wreaths. To register call (920)533-8322 by December 8 to ensure that we have plenty of supplies. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. 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: Crafts, Nature [E-105828]
 Gifts With a Natural Touch Exploring Nature Program Session 2
Saturday, December 9, 2017. 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Use inspirations and materials from nature to make several crafts including nature print cards, sun catchers and mini winter wreaths. To register call (920)533-8322 by December 8 to ensure that we have plenty of supplies. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. 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: Crafts, Nature [E-105829]
 Handmade Christmas Gifts
Saturday, December 9, 2017. 10 am. Make one or multiple gifts--there is something for every age. All materials provided. $4 per gift. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 9208497094. Subjects: Crafts, Nature [E-106234]
 An Evening with Nature - Topic to be Determined
Thursday, December 14, 2017. 7 - 8:30 pm. An Evening with Nature - Topic to be Determined This program will be most appropriate for people more than 10 years old. Free. 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, Nature [E-105830]
 Clever Crows Nature Storytime
Saturday, December 16, 2017. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Crows are big, black birds that are always making noise. We'll try to figure out what these clever crows may be talking about. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. 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, Nature [E-105831]
 Lunch Program for Adults: Falconry
Tuesday, December 19, 2017. 12 pm. Learn about falconry, over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a few days in advance: 920-849-7094. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 9208497094. Subjects: Education, Nature, Food [E-106235]
 Winter Solstice Night Hike
Thursday, December 21, 2017. 7-8:30 pm. Gather around the fire as we share some traditions of the longest night of the year. We will then trail through the dark woods to discover what animals are awake and braving the cold of a winter night. This program is best for families with children more than 6 years old. Free with 2017 Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Zillmer Trailhead (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect), W833 County Road SS, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Education [E-105659]
 Wednesday Wonders
Tuesday, July 29, 2025. 1 to 4pm. Drop in programs. Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs, Food, Geology. Drop in at the beach between 1-4 p.m. Only have a small amount of time? No problem! There are different activities each week. Look for the Get Outdoors! flag. Get the dirt on dirt - Celebrate the Year of Soils by checking out different types of soil from around the park, make dirt in a cup snack to eat and try painting with soils. Buckhorn State Park, W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave, Necedah, Juneau County. Call 608-565-2789. Subjects: Nature, Crafts, Education [E-101751]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Digging In The Dells: A Gathering For Gardeners
Friday, October 6, 2017 through Saturday, October 7, 2017. 8:30 am. Here's a must-attend event for gardeners, environmentalists and nature lovers of all kinds! Seminars and workshops and tours designed for nature lovers in the glorious fall weather. Featured speaker: Melinda Meyers. Choose from the full two-day package or individual sessions. Full event details and registration information is available at our website, or call Susan at 715-248-7870. Registration deadline is September 1. 2 day package $140 ( $125 members) Individual seminar, tour and workshop prices available. Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Multiple Co. Subjects: Gardening, Environment, Nature [E-106024]
 Crawl Cave Tour
Saturday, September 16, 2017 through Saturday, October 28, 2017. 9 am. Some Saturdays. Call for schedule. Take a naturalist-guided tour of Carolyn's Caverns and Mothers Cave. Mothers Cave is ALL CRAWLING. Includes biology and geology of caves and opportunities for exploring. Caves are accessed by ladders. Temperatures are cool. Bring flashlight, plan on getting very dirty. Recommended minimum age 8 years old with parent. All minors must be accompanied by supervising adult. Tour size limited; please make reservation. $10 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Environment, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106220]
 Cave Tour
Sunday, September 3, 2017 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. 1 pm. Most Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm. Call to confirm schedule. Take a naturalist-guided tour of Carolyn's Caverns. Includes biology and geology of caves and opportunities for exploring. Caves are accessed by ladders. Temperatures are cool. Bring flashlight, plan on getting dirty. Recommended minimum age 5 years old with parent. All minors must be accompanied by supervising adult. Tour size limited; please make reservation. $8 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, 1 m. south of Chilton between Hwys. G and 57 (via Irish Road), W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Environment, OutdoorRec [E-106219]
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