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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ink Fish Printing

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Fish study
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Everyone is welcome to try the ancient art of "Gyotaku" or ink fish printing. Paper and all supplies will be available but participants may bring a t-shirt or bandana if they wish to print on those items. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed. Meet at the Bathhouse building.


Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.

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Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mushroom Hike with Charlotte Lukes

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Wildlife study
Location: Newport SP

Join Door County's mushroom expert as she leads us through the fascinating world of fungi. Charlotte has been studying wild mushrooms for over 40 years and she loves to share her knowledge through classes and programs throughout Door County. Meet at Lot 3.


Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.

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Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Morning Secret Finders

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Calling all youth to discover secrets of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of engaging nature activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5, ages 6-8 and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books. Meet at the Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee).


Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

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Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Peninsula SP

See live salamanders and discover how they adapt to live in the woods. Optional salamander catch and release to follow. Meet at the nature center.


Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Last revised: Wednesday, July 22, 2015