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Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, July 20, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Guided Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area Paddle

630 days old

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Guided Kayak of HMSWA. Pre-registration required and $15 fee. Friends members free! Contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 for information. Register at www.horiconmarsh.org.

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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Naturalist Led Kayak Tour

630 days old

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Peninsula SP

Must pre-register at Nature Center. Limited to fifteen participants. Arrive at Nicolet Beach Rentals by 9:45 a.m. Naturalist-led tour features Peninsula history and ecology. Two-mile paddle along Peninsula's beautiful shore. Beginners welcome. A lifeguard is not on duty. Youth age 17 and younger must be in a kayak with an adult. $24 plus tax per person payable at Nicolet Beach Concessions. Tour may be cancelled due to weather or high winds.

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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Over, Under, and Through the Woods

630 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Over rocks, under branches and through the grass we go as we take the little ones on a hike around the Nature Center grounds. Meet at the Nature Center.

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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fur Trade Encampment

630 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Presented by Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe LLC

Join us for a truly a hands-on experience in history and camaraderie into the fur trade era and the lives of its most colorful participants - the Voyageurs.You'll get to paddle a Voyageur canoe and learn about the Voyageur way of life.Step into the past with Jean Paul Pauquette and Jacques Largillier as your guides. This is a FREE program sponsored by the Friends of Devil's lake. Happening at 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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Monarch Monitoring Project

630 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

This citizen science project will be conducted weekly at the park. We will be checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. There will be brief instruction beforehand. Meet at 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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ready, Set Go Play! - Nature Play Station

630 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Take a nature break and bring your kids to play! We'll have lots of fun, hands-on, outdoor activities. Activities will happen outside the Nature Center.


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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Star in a Skit

630 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Story time, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

All ages are welcome to join in acting out the story of a young tadpole. Hop on over to the Ice Age Center to begin your acting career.


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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Microbiology

630 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Take a look at the organisms with whom we share our lakes! Meet at the Ottawa Lake Contact Station (S59 W36630 Cty Rd ZZ).


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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will Children's Workshop

630 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Hank Aaron ST

Think Shakespeare is old and boring? Think again! Join the Summit Players for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics! Play some games, work with some text, and explore the natural world. Learn how Shakespeare used nature in his plays and why his characters talk the way they do. Shed any iambic penta-jitters, then join us for the show! 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance. Event is at Three Bridges Park adjacent to the Hank Aaron State Trail.  

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Hank Aaron ST information

Named in honor of baseball legend Hank Aaron, this trail provides a continuous connection between Milwaukee's Miller Park Stadium and the Lake Michigan lakefront, as well as providing connections to famous Milwaukee landmarks such as the historic Ward Theatre on the grounds of the National Soldiers Home, the Wisconsin State Fair Park and the Pettit National Ice Center. Eventually the trail will connect with the Oak Leaf Trail near the Milwaukee/Waukesha county line and run along the southern edge of the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Mailing Address: 2300 N MLK Jr Drive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bird Hike

630 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Nature study
Location: Lakeshore SP

Walk through Lakeshore State Park with one of our Naturalists and learn about the different birds that callthe parkhome.Lakeshore is located in the Lake Michigan Flyway, with over 70 migratory and resident avian species observed annually. Hike with us multiple times to see how the populations change through the seasons! All ages welcome. Meet at the north entrance.


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Lakeshore SP information

In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational and educational opportunities geared to the urban population. Lakeshore State Park offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan and has a reservable, overnight boat slip.


Mailing Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Froggers

630 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Prepare to get your feet wet as you catch, observe and release amphibians with a park naturalist. All ages welcome! Meet at the Beach.

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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Guided Kayak Tour

630 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Go on an adventure at Devil's Lake by kayak! Guides will take you on a 2-hour tour of the lake exploring the geology and lake's wildlife. Space is limited, so you'll need to preregister. If you need to rent a kayak, please let us know when you register. The rental fee is $25 for a single kayak and $45 for a double. To register, please contact the Nature Center at (608) 356-8301 ext. 140. Meet at the Chateau (North Shore Concessions).


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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wisconsin Maritime Archaeology: Shipwrecks of Door County

630 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: Potawatomi SP

Dive into the history hidden beneath the waves with the Wisconsin Historical Society's (WHS) maritime archaeologist, Victoria Kiefer. Learn how the WHS documents these time capsules of our maritime past and experience the stories of some Door County shipwrecks though historic photographs and archaeological discoveries. Meet at the amphitheater. In case of rain this event will take place in the campground shelter.

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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Friday, July 20, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park "Twelfth Night"

630 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Hank Aaron ST

The Summit Players are a traveling theatre company who present short, accessible, free Shakespeare workshops and performances to audiences around the state of Wisconsin. Summit Players shows are produced with new cuttings of Shakespeare's scripts that become tight, 75-minute shows of mayhem, character switches, and hilarity. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance. Event is at Three Bridges Park adjacent to the Hank Aaron State Trail.  

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Hank Aaron ST information

Named in honor of baseball legend Hank Aaron, this trail provides a continuous connection between Milwaukee's Miller Park Stadium and the Lake Michigan lakefront, as well as providing connections to famous Milwaukee landmarks such as the historic Ward Theatre on the grounds of the National Soldiers Home, the Wisconsin State Fair Park and the Pettit National Ice Center. Eventually the trail will connect with the Oak Leaf Trail near the Milwaukee/Waukesha county line and run along the southern edge of the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Mailing Address: 2300 N MLK Jr Drive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wisconsin Bat Monitoring State Wide Bat Count

630 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife study
Location: Newport SP

Help our state bats by participating in this Citizen Science program. Our hibernating bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a white, powdery fungus on the muzzle of infected bats that causes die offs of multiple species of bats in infected hibernation sites. This state wide survey is an important tool to help monitor the number of bats that have been affected by WNS. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. We will meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1, for brief instruction. Rain date: July 21st, same time.


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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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Pedaling to Nichols Mound

629 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Biking, Outdoor activity
Location: Perrot SP

Hop on your bike and join Steve for a ride on the Great River State Trail to Nichols Mound overlook. We will meet at the Trempealeau GRST parking lot on Hwy 35. No trail passes are necessary for this short leisurely ride.

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Perrot SP information

Perrot State Park, where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River, offers breathtaking views from 500-foot bluffs. The river bank and surrounding wetlands provide wonderful habitat for the many migratory birds that travel through this area twice a year. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs.


Mailing Address: W26247 Sullivan Road, Trempealeau, Wisconsin 54661

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