Adult Programs

Virtual Learning Experiences

Many of your favorite seasonal programs are available as virtual or hybrid (part virtual, part in-person). Plus brand NEW adult and family program series, you don't want to miss. Click the button to learn more.


Operation Recon Nature - Free Guided Hikes for Veterans and Active Military

Hiking is a safe way to get families and friends together during these stressful days. For one hour, we will follow trails at Wehr Nature Center to relax and restore our minds. These hikes will take us to trails where we will follow a monthly seasonally themed experience; woodland, wetland and prairie. Free for active duty and reserve military Veterans and their families. Registration is required. Contact Holly W. with questions

Upcoming 2021 dates:

Friday, January 29,  3-4pm  -  Adult Veterans

Sunday, January 31, 3-4pm  -  Veterans & their Families

Friday, February 26, 4-5pm  -  Adult Veterans

Sunday, February 28, 4-5pm  -  Veterans & their Families

Sunday, March 21, 4-5pm - Veterans & their Families 

Friday, March 26, 4 5pm - Adult Veterans 

Sunday, April 25, 5-6pm - Veterans & their Families 

Friday, April 30, 5-6pm - Adult Veterans 

Friday, May 28, 5-6pm - Adult Veterans  

Sunday, May 30, 5-6pm - 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.”

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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.

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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.

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Birding Activities

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.

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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.

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Hike for Health

Free walking club that explores Wehr's trails together for camaraderie, exercise and fun. Group meets Wednesdays @ 10:30 am in front of the Visitor Center.

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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.

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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.