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Get Outdoors!Date range: Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Knee-high Naturalist

93 days old

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 meet some LONG SKINNY SNAKES! Please call (262) 878-5601 to register or to cancel. 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, September 12, 2019

Solving the Mysteries of Hibernation Evening with Nature Program

93 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Many animals spend the winter hibernating to avoid the season's hardships. Join Hannah V. Carey, Ph.D. , Professor of Comparative Biosciences and Director of Biotron Laboratory at UW-Madison,as she explains the mysteries of hibernation and the new discoveries made by scientists. She will share how these findings may benefit humans. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 10 years old. 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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Starsplitters Astronomy Program: Lunatics

93 days old

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, September 13, 2019

The Singing Forest: Elk Bugling with Laine Stowell

92 days old

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Flambeau River SF

Meet at the Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters. Join DNR elk biologist Laine Stowell, as he checks for bugling bull elk on the forest and learn about Wisconsin elk management. Please call 715-332-5271 ext. 112 to RSVP.

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Flambeau River SF information

The forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Canoeing is the most popular activity on the forest. Different portions of the river offer varying degrees of difficulty. The North Fork is ideal for the novice, while South Fork is for the advanced paddler. Musky, sturgeon, trout, walleye, bass and panfish can be caught from the river as well as the lakes in the forest. The forest is open to public hunting for bear, waterfowl, deer and grouse, just to name a few.


Mailing Address: W1613 County Rd. , Winter, Wisconsin 54896

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