About Our Programs
Does your organization appreciate nature, science, the out of doors, or the environment? If so, Wehr Nature Center can come to you. Through the Wehr Speakers Bureau, we offer a variety of presentations and programs that can be tailored for your particular organization. All Wehr staff are experienced public speakers and experts in their field. We offer interesting and lively presentations for group sizes from 20 or 200. Whether it is a garden club, service organization, senior center, or neighborhood association, we offer something special for your next meeting.
- Presentation length can run from 40 to 60 minutes dependent on your preference and includes time for questions
- Host organization must provide electrical source and screen
- Must be able to dim lights in the room where presentation is taking place
- Set-up time requires a minimum of 20 minutes
- $110 fee per speaking event
- Additional mileage charge for out-of-Milwaukee County locations
From metamorphosis to migration, participants discover the amazing life journey of the Monarch Butterfly. We will learn what a Monarch Tag is, how monarch populations are tracked, follow their migration, and find out what challenges Monarch Butterflies are facing. Discover how you can help the Monarch Butterfly in your own backyard.
Learn how to make your outdoor space come alive with hummingbirds and butterflies. Participants will discover how to create a hummingbird and butterfly habitat in their own yard, garden, or deck. We will discuss the best plants to use that attract these flyers, what the best type hummingbird feeder to use, if butterfly houses actually work and effective planting strategies.
People have been keeping Honeybees for thousands of years. Come discover the history of bees and beekeeping, their remarkable adaptations, and how to tell them apart from their wasp and hornet cousins. Bees are critical pollinators worth Billions of dollars. Our modern agricultural system could not function without them. However, in recent years both honeybees and native pollinators have come under threat. Learn why bees are important in our lives and how we can do our part to keep our buzzy friends flying.
Meet Your Natural Neighbors Series
Get to know the critters that share our neighborhoods. Each program introduces the biology and behavior of a common "backyard" wildlife species and provides tips for how to coexist with these adaptable creatures.