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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

661 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Part of the Wisconsin Science Festival! Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. This program begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Sanderling Nature Center.

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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

661 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news for the whole family. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at Nicolet Beach.

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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

661 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join astronomers from the UW-Madison Astronomy Program for an evening of exploring the Universe! There will be a short presentation and then the astronomers will have the telescope set up for some night sky viewing. Meet at the Rock Elm Shelter (near the north shore boat launch).

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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.


Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Starsplitters Astronomy Program

661 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

We start with an hour presentation, and when the weather is good, we end with time outside enjoying the night sky, viewing the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae through our telescopes.

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Track Casting in the Field

660 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Hike, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Try your hand at tracking wildlife and create casts of prints that we find along this 1.5-mile trail! Bug spray and water bottles recommended. Meet at Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail, across the street from the Ottawa Lake Contact Station.

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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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Horicon Marsh Archeological Festival

660 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Geology
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Buckskinners encampment, atlatl throwing, fire-starting, artifacts, a drum circle, expert speakers, vendors and more! Also Saturday Oct. 13.

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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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Buzz Bird

660 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Interstate SP

Visit the Ice Age Center to try out a game made up of fun facts about backyard birds.

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Interstate SP information

Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park, established in 1900. Located along the picturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals and information


Mailing Address: State Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monstrous productions of the vegetable kingdom

660 days old

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

Join us for a talk and question-and-answer on baobab trees with David Baum, professor of botany at UW-Madison. This talk, titled Monstrous productions of the vegetable kingdom: Ecology and evolution of baobabs in Africa, Madagascar, and Australia, is built upon more that 30 years of research, including many months of research in the tropics, will introduce all 8 species of baobab, describe what is known about their ecology (with a special focus on their remarkable pollination ecology), and summarize current understanding of their evolutionary history and conservation status. Meet at the McMiller Ski Trails Center.

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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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

An Introduction to Nature Photography

660 days old

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Photography
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Hike along a segment of the Ice Age Trail and capture the essence of fall! Learn a few tips and tricks for those new to nature photography. Be sure to bring a camera, smartphone, or other device capable of taking photos. Meet at the Forest Headquarters,S91 W39091 State Highway 59, Eagle, WI 53119.

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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

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