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Get Outdoors!Date range: Monday, April 22, 2019 to Monday, April 22, 2019

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

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Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: MacKenzie Center

Celebrate Earth Day by helping us remove invasive species, pick up litter, and participate in other activities. Individuals, businesses, school groups, and other organizations are all welcome to attend. This will be a drop-in event, so please stop by the Badger Den anytime between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to help with various projects.

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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday Night Hike

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Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join us on Monday evenings at the Southern Unit at 5 p.m. for a series of 2-3 mile exercise hikes!

April 22-Meet at the Forest Headquarters for a special hike on a portion of the McMiller Ski trails, the Ice Age Trail, and Stute Springs Nature Trail. This hike will total about 3 miles.


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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, April 23, 2019

Nature Time for Preschoolers: Recycled Art.

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Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Educational Programs, Story time
Location: Havenwoods SF

Join us as we use leftovers and throw-a-ways to create art projects. These programs are for preschoolers, ages 3-5, and their parents, grandparents, or other adult. 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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monarch Larval Monitoring Project Training

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Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

Interested in participating in a Citizen Science project this summer? Come to this informational meeting to learn about what is involved with monitoring a monarch test area at Newport for Monarch Lab. Meet with the park naturalist who will walk you through the process. There will be video presentations given by instructors from the University of Minnesota's Monarch Lab. Monitoring will go on once a week from roughly June through September. You can volunteer as much or as little as you want, but training is required. There will be another opportunity for training on May 21. Call Beth, park naturalist, if you have any questions. Meets in the Nature Center.

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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.


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

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