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Get Outdoors!Date range: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Full Beaver Moon Hike

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Join us for a beautiful walk under the full moon. Dress to be outside.

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Horicon Marsh Education Center information

Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is now home to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management.


Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Thousand-Miler: An Evening with Nature Program

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Millions of people take to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail every year, but only a few intrepid hikers become Thousand-Milers, those who travel the full 1000-mile route. Join Melanie Radzicki McManus, Thousand-Miler and Author, as she shares tales of her incredible adventures of through hiking the entire Ice Age Trail. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 12 years. Meet at the Turning Rivers Camp (located off Youth Camp Road between County Road G and County Road S near New Fane)

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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Weekly Nature Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

These relaxed, guided walks will explore marsh flora and fauna while taking in the stunning views on the marsh. Length and difficulty will depend upon participants. Meeting location will vary; check website/Facebook for updates.

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Horicon Marsh Education Center information

Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is now home to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management.


Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Knee-high Naturalist

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your 3-5 year old to this fun hands-on program. This month get READY FOR WINTER! Be prepared to go outside. Please call to register or to cancel (262) 878-5601. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gottfried Arboretum's Create a Winter Wreath

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Using a variety of natural materials, create a beautiful wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor. To register for a session, call (920) 940-8869 by November 12. Space is limited. This program is best for people over 12 years old. Cost: $20.00/person; fee payable to the Gottfried Arboretum. Location: Zillmer Trail Shelter (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)


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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gottfried Arboretum's Create a Winter Wreath

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Using a variety of natural materials, create a beautiful wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor. To register for a session, call (920) 313-0190 by November 12. Space is limited. This program is best for people over 12 years old. Cost: $20.00/person; fee payable to the Gottfried Arboretum. Location: Zillmer Trail Shelter (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)


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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Starsplitters Astronomy Program: Lunatics

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

Each month George Wertwijn leads us in advanced astronomy discussions for science-minded adults. Held close to full moon, we fondly refer to these as our Lunatics meetings. Join us if you are interested.

The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a nonprofit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone. For more information, go to starsplitters.org [exit DNR]


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.


Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Friday, November 15, 2019

Oh Deer! Nature Storytime

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Deer are one of Wisconsin's largest wild animals. Learn some incredible facts about these handsome woodland creatures. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)


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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, November 16, 2019

GO! Discover: Ready for the Big Chill?

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Scavenger hunt
Location: Havenwoods SF

Plants and animals have been preparing for months! Drop in to check out their strategies for surviving winter. Get crafty and then head out on a self-guided scavenger hunt! Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to head over to Havenwoods on the second and/or third Saturdays of each month. Drop in any time between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to discover something new about nature.


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Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.


Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Coiled Rim Gourd Bowls

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Make a beautiful decorative gourd bowl with a coiled and sewn fiber rim. Learn the techniques of growing, drying and preparing gourds for use as well. Please pre-register by calling (262) 878-5601. Fee is $25. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fall Hike: Lone Tree Bluff

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join us for a jaunt up Lone Tree Bluff. This 0.5-mile trail features a good incline for good exercise. Meet at the Lone Tree Bluff parking lot, Esterly Rd., Whitewater. A State Park Sticker is required.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Poetry Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Enjoy the November stillness with some stirring nature-inspired words. This leisurely hike is sure to leave you inspired and looking at nature in a new light. Meet at the beach parking lot to hike the Red Loop.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.


Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Falconry and DDT

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Come and meet two falconers and their beautiful birds of prey! They will be giving a talk on the art of falconry and the history of DDT use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit Headquarters, S91 W39091 State Hwy. 59 Eagle.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Search for Short-eared Owls

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

We're lucky to have this rare grassland predator visit in the winter. Discover how their unique adaptations help them survive before we drive in search of them. Meet at the Visitor Center. Photo by Patrick Dean.

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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Fall Hike: Scuppernong Springs

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Enjoy rolling hills and spring water streams on a hike through Scuppernong Springs. This 1.5-mile trail has moderate hills. Meet at the Scuppernong Springs parking lot, S59 W36630 Cty. Hwy. ZZ, Dousman. A State Park Sticker is required.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nature Time for Preschoolers: Scampering Squirrels

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Havenwoods SF

Gray squirrels! Red squirrels! Fox squirrels! Squirrels in the park! Squirrels at your bird feeder! Squirrels are fun to watch and learn about. We'll use stories, crafts, and activities to explore a different topic each session. These programs are for preschoolers, ages 3-5, and their parents, grandparents, or other adult. These programs are not for day care centers or organizations. If you would like a program for your day care center or youth organization, please call to schedule at a separate time.


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Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.


Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Friday, June 07, 2019