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NatureNauts: Let’s Play ‘Possum

Jan 17, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult What has 50 teeth, a naked tail and plays dead? The misunderstood Opossum of course. Learn about Wisconsin’s only marsupial as we make a craft ‘possum and take a short walk in search of ‘possum clues.

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Pop-Up Nature: Nature Signs and Clues

Jan 22, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

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Have you ever wanted to become a detective and solve mysteries?  Visit with a naturalist to learn how you can become a nature detective.  We will show you what to look for as well as the tools that will help you to explore the natural world even in your own backyard.  Together we will read…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Surviving Winter

Jan 23, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Surviving Winter Sunday, January 23, 1-2:30 pm How do animals survive our frigid Wisconsin winters? Join Ms. Bev to discover the adaptations that help critters live in the snow and cold. Families will work together to design their own winter critter and put it outside to see how well it “survives.” We’ll take a short…

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Operation Recon Nature – Veterans & their Families

Jan 29, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

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Free Guided Hikes for Veterans and Active Military & their families 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…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Rocks Rock

Feb 06, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Rocks Rock! Sunday, February 6, 1-2:30 pm Rockhounds will want to join the Nature Wizard as we explore Wehr’s amazing collection of minerals, rocks and fossils. Work as a family to test and identify common minerals in our classroom and then go on an indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt to find rocks. A Monthly Series…

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Little Wonders: Nighttime Wonders for Two Year Olds

Feb 07, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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Program for 2-year-olds and their caregivers Does your toddler dread the dark? Bring them to Wehr to learn about the creatures that play while we sleep at this daytime program for tots and their grown-ups. After reading Wake-up Kisses by Pamela Edwards and Henry Cole, we will turn off the lights and explore a pretend…

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Little Wonders: Nighttime Wonders for Three Year Olds

Feb 07, 2022 11:00AM—12:00PM

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Program for 3-year-olds and their caregivers Does your toddler dread the dark? Bring them to Wehr to learn about the creatures that play while we sleep at this daytime program for tots and their grown-ups. After reading Wake-up Kisses by Pamela Edwards and Henry Cole, we will turn off the lights and explore a pretend…

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Maple Tapping for Families

Feb 13, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

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Nothing beats homemade maple syrup on pancakes! Just think, your family could be making your own syrup sweetness this spring! Join us for this hands-on workshop where we’ll take you through the process from start to finish. Practice drilling and tapping a tree. Learn how to collect sap and boil it to make syrup. As…

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Operation Recon Nature – Veterans & their Families

Feb 19, 2022 3:00PM—4:00PM

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Free Guided Hikes for Veterans and Active Military & their families 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…

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NatureNauts: Fish Tales

Feb 20, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

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A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult Is a Bluegill blue? Do Bullheads have horns? Nothing fishy here as we learn what makes a fish a fish. Meet Wehr’s resident native fish, make a fish craft, and take walk to the pond to look for our fish neighbors.

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Past | Archive

Winter Walk at Wehr

Dec 31, 2021 12:30PM—2:00PM

Pop-Up Nature: Birding by Numbers

Dec 19, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM