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 Winter's Magic Nature Storytime
Friday, January 5, 2018. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Come explore the magic of winter from falling snowflakes to crunching footsteps and dripping icicles. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106740]
 Family Nature Hike-Cold Case
Saturday, January 6, 2018. 10:30 am. Spend time with a naturalist on a family-friendly hike. Are you good at solving mysteries? Take a hike with us to find animal footprints, homes, scat, and feeding signs, and figure out who has been on the move. If the snow is deep enough, we will use Havenwoods' snowshoes. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106771]
 An Evening with Nature The First 12,000 Years of Native American History
Thursday, January 11, 2018. 7-8:30 pm. Presenter: Herman Binder, Independent Researcher & Writer Delve into the first 12,000 years of Indian history of the upper Great Lakes area from the end of the Ice Age to the very beginning of European contact. This includes pre-historic climate change, early migrations, and transforming artifact styles from petroforms and mounds to the other cultural/landscape traits. This program is most appropriate for people over 12 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment, Historic [E-106741]
 GO! Discover-Winter White-Out
Saturday, January 13, 2018. 9:00 am. You, your family, friends, or youth group will find special activities set up in the building. Discover some things about snow that you didn't know, look at snow crystals close up, solve some snow mysteries, print snowfalkes on a bandanna, and get ready to really enjoy the next snowstorm! Drop in anytime between 9 and 2 to discover something new about nature. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106775]
 Rat-a-tat-tat of Winter Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, January 13, 2018. 12:30 - 2 pm. Listen! Do you hear the rat-a-tat-tat of the woodpeckers? Join us as we carve out the facts about these fascinating woodland birds. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106742]
 Ahooooo! Call the Coyotes Nature Storytime
Friday, January 19, 2018. 9:30 - 10:30 am. In the dark of night, we hear a wailing howl and know that the coyotes are near. Discover amazing truths about the life of a coyote. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment, Wildlife [E-106743]
 GO! Discover-Winter White-Out
Saturday, January 20, 2018. 9:00 am. You, your family, friends, or youth group will find special activities set up in the building. Discover some things about snow that you didn't know, look at snow crystals close up, solve some snow mysteries, print snowflakes on a bandanna, and get ready to really enjoy the next snowstorm! Drop in anytime between 9 and 2 to discover something new about nature. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106776]
 Read and Explore
Saturday, January 20, 2018. 1 pm - 2:15 pm. Drop in to read a book about tracking animals with a caring adult. Afterwards, head outside to explore for animal tracks and the stories they tell. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills! Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106744]
 Family Nature Hike-Howling at the Moon
Saturday, February 3, 2018. 6:30 pm. Spend time with a naturalist on a family-friendly hike. Take a hike with us to discover the forest in the dark. Look at the stars and listen to some star stories. We'll also howl at the moon and listen for coyotes howling back. If the snow is deep enough, we'll use Havenwoods' snowshoes. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106772]
 An Evening with Nature Now That the Ash Are Gone
Tuesday, February 6, 2018. 7 - 8:30 pm. Presenter: Adam Zirbel, Dept. of Natural Resources Forester Since the invasion of the emerald ash borer, many of our native ash trees have died. Find out the impact of the loss of all species of ash and what we can do to replace these trees and minimize the impact on our local plant communities, cities, and yards. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 12 years. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106747]
 GO! Discover-Night Lights
Saturday, February 10, 2018. 9:00 am. You, your family, friends, or youth group will enjoy the night sky during the day! Drop in and learn about the constellations and their stories, make a constellation album, take an imaginary trip to different planets, make a moon calendar, and much more. Then start looking at the moon each night. Drop in anytime between 9 and 2 to discover something new about nature. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106777]
 Adult Hike-Animal Magnetism
Friday, February 16, 2018. 7:00 pm. Adults and youth over 12 are invited to join a naturalist on this winter walk. Animals have their own versions of Valentine's Day. They attract their prospective mates with dances, songs, bright colors, and smells. Join us indoors for a program about what local animals do in search of mates, then meet outside for a campfire and hot chocolate.. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106770]
 GO! Discover-Night Lights
Saturday, February 17, 2018. 9:00 am. You, your family, friends, or youth group will enjoy the night sky during the day! Drop in and learn about the constellations and their stories, make a constellation album, take an imaginary trip to different planets, make a moon calendar, and much more. Then start looking at the moon each night. Drop in anytime between 9 and 2 to discover something new about nature. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Environment [E-106778]
 Read and Explore
Saturday, February 17, 2018. Drop in to read a book about birds in winter with a caring adult. Afterwards, head outside to search for our feathered friends. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills! Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106749]
 Blowing Winds Nature Storytime
Friday, March 2, 2018. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Spring winds blow away the last of winter's cold and snow. Have some fun as we learn why the wind blows and what's blown by the wind. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106750]
 An Evening with Nature Tiny Mammals of Southeast Wisconsin
Thursday, March 8, 2018. 7 -8:30 pm. Presenter: Beth Goeppinger, Naturalist, Bong State Recreation Area Discover the menagerie of tiny mammals that call Southeast Wisconsin home including the shrews, moles, mice, and voles. Goeppinger will explain how they are monitored and their importance to various ecosystems. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 12 years. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106752]
 Winds of Spring Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, March 10, 2018. 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Have you ever wondered why the wind blows and from where it comes? Join us as we answer these questions and uncover the power of the wind. We will make several wind-powered objects. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106765]
 Sweet Taste of Spring
Friday, March 16, 2018. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Freezing nights and warm days make the sap of the maple trees flow. Join us as we figure out how maple sap is turned into sweet tasting syrup. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106751]
 Read and Explore
Saturday, March 17, 2018. 1-2:15 pm. Drop in to read a book about signs of spring with a caring adult. Afterwards, head outside to search for signs of spring's return. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills! Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106753]
 Black-masked Bandits Nature Storytime
Friday, April 6, 2018. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Oh no! Here come the black-masked bandits of the forest! Discover how raccoons survive in the woods, along the water's edge, and even in our big cities. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106754]
 An Evening with Nature Wisconsin's Spring Bird Migration
Thursday, April 12, 2018. 7 - 8:30 pm. Presenter: Kim Grveles, Avian Ecologist, Dept. of Natural Resources Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation Find out what birds migrate to and through our state and in particular the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit and their stopover ecological needs. Learn Pick up tips on how to create/enhance habitat for migrants in your yard. This program is most appropriate for adults and youth over the age of 12 years. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Birding, Environment [E-106755]
 Happy Earth Day! Nature Storytime
Friday, April 20, 2018. 9:30 - 10:30. Come celebrate Earth Day with stories, games, songs, and lots of fun! This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106756]
 Read and Explore
Saturday, April 21, 2018. 1 - 2:15 pm. Drop in to read a book about frogs with a caring adult. Afterwards, head outside to search for these dual-life animals. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills! Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Environment [E-106757]
 Spring Serenade Night Hike
Friday, April 27, 2018. 7:30 - 9 pm. It's spring! Let's head outside to search for the birds that returned to enjoy early spring in Wisconsin. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. Free with 2018 Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area - Picnic Shelter, N1490 CTH GGG, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Birding, Education, Environment [E-106766]
 Earth Week Clean Up Sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine
Saturday, April 28, 2018. 8:30 am - 12 noon. Help give the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive 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. Go to the Forest Headquarters off County Road G to get your road assignment. After the cleanup, meet back at the Headquarters for snacks and refreshments. To register groups, call (262) 626-2116. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit - Headquarters, N1765 CTH G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Environment [E-106768]
 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 
 Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin Traveling Exhibit
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 through Saturday, February 24, 2018. Did you know the Great Lakes hold 20% of the Earth's fresh water? Join us for a special showing of Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin, a traveling exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society. This 16 panel exhibit explores our state's long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. Extra info online if needed. included in regular Courthouse Museum admission. The History Center of Washington County/the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Environment, Community, Museums [E-106795]
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