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 Seasons Go Round Nature Storytime
Friday, January 4, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Winter, spring, summer, fall... Every year the seasons go round and round. Learn about why we have four seasons in Wisconsin. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids, Nature [E-108174]
 Family Nature Hike-Animal Signs Hike
Saturday, January 5, 2019. 10:30 am. Spend and hour with a naturalist to discover what's happening in nature. Havenwoods is home to many wild animals. Become a nature detective, looking for clues that these animals leave behind. We'll spend part of the time on an animal scavenger hunt. If there is enough snow we have snowshoes you can use. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108115]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, January 6, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Skiing, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108133]
 Adult Hike-Winter Birds
Saturday, January 12, 2019. 10:30 am. Adults and youth over 12 are invited. Winter is a wonderful time to go bird watching. Leafless trees and a snowy landscape make it easier to find the birds. We will spend most of the time outside looking for sparrows, juncos, hawks, and owls. We have binoculars you can borrow. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108123]
 GO! Discover-Animal Tracks
Saturday, January 12, 2019. 9 am. Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to drop in anytime between 9-3 to discover something new about nature. Who left tracks in the snow? Drop in to learn how to identify tracks, walk like an animal, make note cards with tracks, and much more. Then grab a tracking field guide and head outside to discover who's been walking around Havenwoods. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108119]
 The New Zoo
Saturday, January 12, 2019. 2 pm. Enjoy a hands-on animal program. by donation. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Families, Nature, Kids [E-108141]
 Winter Festival
Saturday, January 12, 2019. 10am - 4 30pm and beyond. Winter Festival is a wonderful family event. Activities: sledding, skiing, archery, snow sculpture, ice hikes, chainsaw carving, wildlife talks, face painting, horse-drawn bobsled rides, Sled Dog Race and weight pull, snow mountain & snow tunnel, Snow Snake Competition, Fat Tire Bike Demonstrations and more. La Farge Lions Club hosts an annual chili and bread contest. Candlelight ski/hike/snowshoe and winter star gazing happen that night. Dogs welcome on a leash. Free Admission. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, Vernon County. Call 6086252960. Subjects: Community, Festivals, Nature [E-108211]
 Adult Lunch Program: Precambrian Geology of Wisconsin
Tuesday, January 15, 2019. 12 pm. Over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a few days in advance. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Food, Seniors, Nature [E-108143]
 Whooo's Awake? Owls! Nature Storytime
Friday, January 18, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Listen! Whoo, whoo, who, who, who! The owls are awake while we sleep. Discover remarkable facts about these nighttime hunters. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids [E-108179]
 GO! Discover-Animal Tracks
Saturday, January 19, 2019. 9 am. Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to drop in anytime between 9-3 to discover something new about nature. Who left tracks? Drop in to learn how to identify tracks, walk like an animal, make note cards with tracks, and much more. Then grab a tracking field guide and head outside to discover who's been walking around Havenwoods. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108120]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, January 20, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Nature, Skiing [E-108134]
 Adult Hike-Winter Tracking
Tuesday, January 22, 2019. 10 am. Adults and youth over 12 are invited. Meet WDNR Biologist Dianne to look for fresh signs of wildlife. Learn the keys to success when tracking wildlife and test your knowledge of Wisconsin's winter critters. Dress for the weather. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108124]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, January 27, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Skiing [E-108135]
 Wake Up Groundhog! Nature Storytime
Friday, February 1, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Learn if groundhogs can really predict the coming of spring and other tidbits about their lives. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids [E-108180]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, February 3, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Skiing [E-108136]
 Adult Hike-The Night Sky
Saturday, February 9, 2019. 6:30 pm. Adults and youth over 12 are invited to hike from 6:30 pm till 8:00 pm. Join us on an almost moonless night to hike and look at the stars. We'll find winter constellations and share some ancient legends about them. Dress for the nighttime chill! We have snowshoes you can use if there is enough snow. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108125]
 GO! Discover-Nocturnal Neighbors
Saturday, February 9, 2019. 9 am. Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to drop in anytime between 9-3 to discover something new about nature. Animals that are active during winter nights are specially adapted to be out in the cold. Find out who's out there while you are snug in your house and how they keep themselves warm. Take a hike on your own to find their homes and signs of their overnight activities. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108121]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, February 10, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Skiing [E-108137]
 Whose Tracks are These? Nature Storytime
Friday, February 15, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Come explore with us the woods and fields for animal tracks. We'll even figure out a few tricks to determine whose tracks they are. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids [E-108187]
 Family Nature Hike-Night Hike
Saturday, February 16, 2019. 6:00 pm. Spend an hour with a naturalist to discover what's happening in nature. The forest is a different place at night. Join us on a walk to find animals moving about, listen for their sounds, and check out some winter constellations. We'll end up inside with cocoa. If there is enough snow, we have snowshoes you can use. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108116]
 GO! Discover-Nocturnal Neighbors
Saturday, February 16, 2019. 9 am. Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to drop in anytime between 9-3 to discover something new about nature. Animals that are active during winter nights are specially adapted to be out in the cold. Find out who's out there while you are snug in your house and how they keep themselves warm. Take a hike on your own to find their homes and signs of their overnight activities. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108122]
 Guided Eve Winter Hike & Self-Guided Eve XC Ski
Saturday, February 16, 2019. 6:30 pm. Hike with a naturalist to enjoy the night beauty of the forest and the winter skies. Learn some snowshoe history, listen for owls. With enough snow, the program is on snowshoes (provided). Hike $6 per person; xc ski $2 per person trail fee. $6 winter hike; $2 ski trail fee. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Skiing, Nature [E-108140]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, February 17, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Skiing [E-108138]
 Adult Lunch Program: Plant-Insect Interactions
Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 12 pm. Learn about plants and insects over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a few days in advance. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Food, Nature, Seniors [E-108148]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, February 24, 2019. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold white season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on weather. $6. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec, Skiing [E-108139]
 Loud-mouth Jays Nature Storytime
Friday, March 1, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Screech! Chatter, chatter! The blue jays announce their presence to the world. Help us to decipher what the jays are trying to say. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids, Nature [E-108189]
 Bugling Cranes Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, March 9, 2019. 10-11:30 am. With loud bugling calls, sandhill cranes announce their arrival back to Wisconsin in very early spring. Discover many fascinating facts about these large ancient birds. This program is best for people over the age of 8 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, Nature, Wildlife [E-108192]
 Adult Lunch Program: Dead Deer Diners
Tuesday, March 12, 2019. 12 pm. Learn about scavengers over soup and sandwich with coffee. Please RSVP a few days in advance. $5 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Food, Nature, Seniors [E-108150]
 Rat-a-tat-tat, Who's There? Woodpeckers Nature Storytime
Friday, March 15, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Why do woodpeckers peck trees? What are they looking for? We'll find out the answers to these questions and a lot more about woodpeckers. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids [E-108194]
 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]
 Ice Age Trail Trekkers
Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 7-8:30 am. Join us for a brisk 3.45-mile morning hike between Hwy 23 and County Road P. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spot. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Meet at the County Road P Ice Age Trail Parking Lot (located south of Glenbeulah), Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Walking, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-108195]
 April Showers Nature Storytime
Friday, April 5, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. Drip, drop, pitter-pat. April showers fall to the ground. We'll find out just how these rains help awaken the spring flowers. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids [E-108196]
 Ice Age Trail Trekkers
Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 6-7:30 pm. Join us for a lovely 3.45-mile evening hike between Hwy 23 and County Road P. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spot. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit -Meet at the County Road P Ice Age Trail Parking Lot (located south of Glenbeulah), Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Walking, OutdoorRec, Nature [E-108197]
 Upscaled Art Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, April 13, 2019. 10 am-12 pm. Don't throw that away! It can be turned into a work of art! Come create inner tube rubber stamps, paper bead necklaces, and other unique projects from throw away materials. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. To register, call (920) 533-8322 by April 12. 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, Families [E-108201]
 Ice Age Trekkers
Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 7-8:30 am. Join us for an invigorating 3.18-mile morning hike along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail between Hwy 23 and the Greenbush Group Camp. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spot. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Greenbush Group Camp (located off Kettle Moraine Drive between County Road T and Hwy 67 near Greenbush), N5854 Kettle Moraine Drive, Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Walking, OutdoorRec, Nature [E-108202]
 Shhhh! Listen Nature Storytime
Friday, April 19, 2019. 9:30-10:30 am. It's amazing what we can discover when we are quiet and listen. Join us for a listening walk through the fields and forest. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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, Kids, Nature [E-108203]
 Ice Age Trekkers
Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 6-7:30 pm. Join us for a casual 3.18-mile evening hike along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail between Hwy 23 and the Greenbush Group Camp. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spot. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Greenbush Group Camp (located off Kettle Moraine Drive between County Road T and Hwy 67 near Greenbush), N5854 Kettle Moraine Drive, Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Walking, OutdoorRec, Nature [E-108204]
 Spring Symphony Night Hike
Friday, April 26, 2019. 7:30-9 pm. Nature awakens from its long winter slumber with a symphony of sound. Journey through the darkening spring woods to locate the members of the spring choir. This hike is most appropriate for adults and children over the age of 6 years. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit -Zillmer Trail Area (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: Walking, Families, Nature [E-108205]
 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]
 Open Studio/Garden Walk
Monday, June 15, 2201. 10am - 3pm. Whataview Farm, the fiber studio and perennial gardens, is open to the public. Free weaving and spinning demonstrations all day. Stroll the gardens and visit the mini donkeys. Shop the studio for hand-woven rugs and runners, handspun yarns, felt clogs and hats, pure maple syrup and potted perennials. Enjoy a glass of rhubarb slush. Free. Whataview Farm, 4041 Sand Lake Road, Phelps, Vilas County. Call 715-545-2897. Subjects: Walking, Nature, FarmMarkets [E-108232]
 Open Studio/Garden Walk
Friday, July 5, 4019. 10am - 3pm. Whataview Farm, the fiber studio and perennial gardens, is open to the public. Free weaving and spinning demonstrations all day. Stroll the gardens and visit the mini donkeys. Shop the studio for hand-woven rugs and runners, handspun yarns, felt clogs and hats, pure maple syrup and potted perennials. Enjoy a glass of rhubarb slush. Free. Whataview Farm, 4041 Sand Lake Road, Phelps, Vilas County. Call 715-545-2897. Subjects: FarmMarkets, Nature, Walking [E-108233]
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