Current & Upcoming

Pop-up Nature: To the Moon and Back

Feb 05, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM


In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, we will be sharing Katherine Johnson’s story of success and how her amazing math skills put an astronaut on the moon. Recommended for ages 5 and older. $5 parking fee applies to non-members.

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Pop-Up Nature: Who Was Aldo Leopold?

Jan 08, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM


Wisconsinite Aldo Leopold is known as the father of wildlife ecology and his nature essays have inspired many budding naturalists. Celebrate his birthday by learning how to observe and journal about nature. We will visit with a live animal to inspire our writing. Recommended for ages 5 and older. $5 parking fee applies to non-members.

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Pop-Up Nature: Sensational Spiders

Dec 17, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM


Join us to discover why spiders are so sensational! They might seem scary to some, but spiders are important in many cultural myths.  We will read a story, share a craft, and explore other spidery activities.  Recommended for Ages 5 and older Additional $4 parking fee for non-members

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Pop-Up Nature: Nature’s Fall Bounty

Nov 26, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Join us to discover the seeds, nuts, and berries of nature’s harvest season. We’ll read A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Aston (Author), Sylvia Long (Illustrator), share a scavenger activity, and make a craft in celebration of this special time of year. Recommended for Ages 5 and older Additional $4 parking fee for non-members

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Pop-Up Nature: Summer Symphony

Jul 08, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Did you know that nature has its own version of “Summerfest?” Learn about different animals and the sounds they make through a sound quiz, make your own rain, hear the story Love Flute by Paul Goble, go on a sound treasure hunt, and make your own natural instrument. Recommended for Ages 5 and older Additional…

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Pop-Up Nature: Wehr Where You Are

Aug 20, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Nature is everywhere whether it is out an apartment window, in your backyard, or a nearby park. Develop your naturalist skills to explore nature wherever you find it. Together we will read Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story by Suzanne Slade author, Jessica Lanan, illustrator. We will share a nature scavenger hunt,…

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Pop-Up Nature: Fabulous Fossils

Sep 10, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Celebrate National Fossil Day (October 15) early! We will read Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist by Linda Skeers and illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns and learn about Mary Anning’s amazing discoveries. We will look at fossils that formed when Wisconsin was covered by a shallow sea, make a take-home…

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Pop-Up Nature: Pollinator Power

Jun 24, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Join us as we celebrate nature’s superheroes, the pollinators, during National Pollinator Week.  Together we will find out what pollination is, how pollination happens, and what the superhero duties of a pollinator are.We will read the story Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate written by Sara Levine and illustrated by Masha D’yans. We…

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Pop-Up Nature: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Wild Words 

Apr 16, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Did you know that some wild words have disappeared?  Become a nature detective to see if you can rediscover them. Together we will read the story The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper. We will also make a craft and provide a scavenger hunt for families to take on…

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Pop-Up Nature: For the Love of Lichens and Fabulous Fungi

Feb 27, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Did you know that as we hike through a forest, we may see lichens and fungi on the side of trees or on fallen logs even in winter?  Together we will read a story about a very famous writer who was fascinated by fungi and lichens, called “Beatrix Potter, Scientist” Written by Lindsay H. Metcalf…

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Past | Archive

Family Owl Prowl @ Greenfield Park

Nov 26, 2022 5:30PM—7:30PM

Flow Yoga

Nov 26, 2022 9:00AM—10:00AM

Wehr’s Amphitheater or Gardner Room

NatureNauts: Scampering Squirrels

Nov 20, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

CANCELLED: Squirrels 101

Nov 19, 2022 2:00PM—4:00PM