Adult Programs

Operation Recon Nature - Hike Series

Forest hikes have been proven by Japanese researchers to strengthen our immune system, aid memory and learning, increase energy, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Other studies show that time spent outdoors in colder months boosts Vitamin D levels and brings feelings of relaxation and heightened well-being. Even 20 minutes spent in the forest can help produce positive changes in your body. Exercising outdoors is better for our health than exercising indoors.

All Veterans from all branches of service - Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired personnel and their families are invited to attend monthly hikes held here at Wehr Nature Center. For approximately one to one and a half hours, we will take fun experiential hikes on the trails of Wehr Nature Center to observe seasonal nature happenings.

Please register on our website so we can prepare for the hikes. Contact Holly W. with questions at holly.walz@milwaukeecountywi.gov

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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 is needed. Workshops feature a guest expert to guide you through and include all materials.

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Community Science 

Volunteers learn how to observe and gather project-specific data, use equipment, and record information that can be used to guide research and conservation. No prior experience is required and training is provided.

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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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Monthly SPARK! Programs

Designed for people experiencing early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Multi-sensory activities, visits with live animals, and nature art stimulate conversations and engagement.

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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.