Operation Recon Nature - Free Guided Hikes for Veterans and Active Military
Operation Recon Nature is bringing more HOOAH! to Wehr Nature Center! All Veterans from all branches of service - Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired personnel and their families are invited to attend. For approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, we follow trails at Wehr Nature Center on experiential hikes, stretching our legs, observing seasonal nature happenings, and diverting our attention from the current day–to–day slog. Spending time in nature is proven to relax and restore our minds. We will continue to follow a monthly themed experience in Wehr Nature Center’s woodland, wetland, savanna, and prairie. Cost = Free
Registration is required. Contact Holly W. with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming 2021 dates:
Friday, October 22, 3:30-4:30 pm; Veterans & their Families
Friday, October 22, 5-6 pm; Adult Veterans
Saturday, November 27, 10-11 am; Veterans & their Families
Saturday, November 27, 3:30-4:30 pm; Adult Veterans
Friday, December 17, 3:30-4:30 pm; Adult Veterans
Saturday, December 18, 10-11 am; Veterans & their Families
“WaterStone Bank is a strong supporter of veterans initiatives and a long-time partner of Friends of Wehr Nature Center,” said Jennifer Peric, Community President of WaterStone Bank’s Franklin/Hales Corners branch. “We are thrilled to be able to support this new pilot program at Wehr Nature Center that will benefit the veterans and active duty military members in our community.”
Wehr Naturally Series
From cooking to painting to journaling, Wehr Naturally Series pulls the connection to nature into unique workshops. No experience needed. Workshops features a guest expert to guide you through and includes all materials.
Wisconsin Master Naturalist
This statewide program is designed to provide a broad introduction to the natural history of Wisconsin and to train volunteers in Citizen Science skills. Classroom sessions and fieldtrips will explore ecology, plant communities, landscapes, water and more.
All level birders welcome to join year round bird hikes. Programs cover topics like bird ID, migration, citizen science monitoring, and more. Combine your interest in birds with a fun atmosphere to learn without even trying.
Nature Discovery Day and Night
Explore a variety of nature topics through adult-only workshops and programs. Maple tapping, climate change, bumblebees, and pollinator gardens are just a few of the engaging day-time opportunities this year. Night-time adventures explore our nocturnal neighbors bats, moths, and owls.
Nature Speakers Bureau
Let Wehr bring nature to your club, organization, or association. Interesting and lively presentations topics include: bees, bats, owls, moths, hummingbirds and butterflies. Bring in one of our experts for your next meeting or gathering.
Registering for Programs
Fees and registration can be found on the Event Page. Select "Adult Programs" category to find your program.
Please note that most of the Adult Programs featured on this site will require registration through our partner, Milwaukee County Parks. Each program listed on the Events Page will have a register button that directs you to complete the transaction.