Adult

Current & Upcoming

Climate Change Conversations Workshop

Feb 22, 2020 1:00PM—4:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the climate crisis and don’t know how to turn your worry into action? Unsure about how to share your concerns within your community? Having productive conversations about the complex issue of climate change can be challenging. Join interpretative naturalist Bev Bryant and Climate Reality Facilitator Alice Thompson for a workshop…

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Maple Tapping Workshop

Feb 23, 2020 12:00PM—2:00PM

Wehr Nature Center
9701 W College Ave
Franklin, WI 53132

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Join an expert maple syrup maker and learn how to turn your backyard maple tree into liquid gold! The workshop will cover how to identify a suitable tree, the tools and tricks of drilling and tapping, how to safely store and boil-down sap, and the process of “finishing off” and storing syrup. Sample delicious syrup…

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Watercolor Paint & Sip

Mar 05, 2020 6:30PM—9:00PM

Wehr Nature Center
9701 W College Ave
Franklin, WI 53132

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Join us for an evening of watercolor fun with Chris Mode! Beginner or not, you will paint three 8×10 paintings (bird, dragonfly and flowers) in whatever color scheme you’d like. You will get step by step instructions and helpful tips to make paintings good enough to frame! All supplies provided. Bring your own beverage; snacks…

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Woodcocks, Woodfrogs, and Wine

Apr 04, 2020 6:30PM—8:30PM

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Wehr Nature Center is one of the few spots in Milwaukee County to view the iconic “sky dance” of the American Woodcock. After a short presentation about these unique shorebirds of the woods over a glass of wine or beer, we’ll head out on a sunset stroll to witness one of nature’s most spectacular scenes.…

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Wehr Naturally: Plan Your Pollinator Garden Workshop

Apr 05, 2020 1:30PM—3:30PM

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Create an oasis for pollinators using native plants in your yard while providing beauty and interest all year round. Learn about host plants, nectaring plants, as well as plants that provide winter forage and shelter. Design your yard with the help of trained staff and place an order for native plants to arrive for in…

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Frog Frolics for Adults

Apr 17, 2020 7:00PM—9:00PM

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Hop over to Wehr and celebrate spring with the frogs.  We will meet some Wisconsin amphibians up close and then stroll out to the ponds of Wehr to listen for the sweet spring sound of frogs chorusing. Learn about community science opportunities that support frog conservation. 

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Birding Beyond the Feeder: Basic Bird ID

Apr 25, 2020 8:00AM—12:00PM

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Wondering what bird is at your feeder or which warbler is singing in the woods? We will start inside learning basic bird identification and binocular use, then head outside to experience the beginning of migration. For registered eager early-risers, there will be a pre-class hike at 7:00 am!

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Night Sky Viewing

May 16, 2020 8:00PM—11:00PM

Join members of the Wehr Astronomical Society for sky viewing at Wehr Nature Center. Look through a telescope and learn about the constellations and sky objects with experts. This program is canceled if the skies are cloudy. Personal telescopes are welcome but not required.

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Adult Scavenger Hunt

May 30, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

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Back by popular demand, this one-of-a-kind adult-only scavenger hunt will make the kids jealous! It’s your turn to hit the trails with a GPS and a set of clues. Teams answer riddles, collect items and solve a puzzle to earn points for alcoholic beverages and great prizes. So if you are up for some friendly…

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Advanced Master Naturalist: Hearing & Creating the Sound of Nature

Jun 06, 2020 8:30AM—12:00PM

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The natural world is full of sound. Learn how wildlife use sound for courtship, warnings, and even fun. Discover the physics of sound and how hearing and vocalization work and then go to the field for an intro to wildlife acoustic technology.  Test software that reveals the unique frequencies of bird and bat calls. Join…

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Past | Archive

Canceled Slightly Naughty Nature

Feb 14, 2020 7:00PM—9:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

Groundhog Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Feb 01, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

Call to reserve your seat 414-425-8550