WisCorps presents programs for the public depending on the time of the year. We offer family-friendly programs appropriate for all ages! We update our website periodically as the season changes – keep checking for new information! – Last Updated 2/26/18
Did you know you can volunteer with our Environmental Education program? The next Volunteer Nature Teacher training is Wednesday, April 11 or Tuesday, April 17, 9am-2:30pm. Sign up online by clicking here! For more information, contact Steph.email@example.com or 608-769-5766.
Weekly Education Events
Reptile Roundup with Matt Heeter – Animal Specialist
When: every Wednesday any time between 10am – 1pm
What: Join Matt, as he cleans tanks and feeds our critters and shares all he knows about reptiles, amphibians, and birds – which is a whole awful lot! You may even have the chance to hold one of our critters!
Beekeeper Buzz with Ken
When: every Thursday in June, July, & August anytime between 10-11:30 am
What: Want to know more about our honeybees? Drop by to visit with Ken, a local beekeeper, as he explains everything honey bee related! View live honeybees in action in the Myrick Park Center observation hive!
Monthly Education Events
Nature Saturday at WisCorps, sponsored by Gundersen Health System!
When: The first Saturday of every month from 9:30 – 11 am
What: FREE program! Great for families! Rain or shine! No need to sign up, just migrate to the Myrick Park Center!
Each program will feature seasonal topics taught through games, stories, outdoor exploration and play. Join the fun with one of WisCorps’ nature teachers.
*Children must be accompanied by adults.
When: 7 PM on the first Wednesday of the month
What: Environmentally themed programs for adults – Who says creepies and crawlies are just for kids? These offerings are for grown-ups! Join us to enhance your nature knowledge. Programs are free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Annual Education Events
Aldo Leopold Weekend (partner event)
When: March 1 & 3
Thursday, March 1, 7 pm at Viterbo Fine Arts Theatre at Viterbo University
Outdoorsman & Author Steve Rinella, Host of TV Show MeatEater
Saturday, March 3, 10am-12pm at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie
10 am: Ethics in Hunting Discussion with Rick Kyte from Viterbo University
11 am: Guided Walk & Readings from Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac with UWL students & Prof. Kelly Sultzbach
10—noon: Kids’ Nature Journaling, Activities & Crafts with WisCorps nature teachers
Earth Fair @ Myrick Park (partner event)
When: April 29, 2018 : 11am – 5pm
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Myrick Park (partner event)
When: May 5, 2018 : 6:30am – 1pm
What: For families and friends of all ages and abilities! Have fun learning about migratory birds and their importance.