Public Programs

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 11/19/18

Did you know you can volunteer with our Environmental Education program? Volunteer Nature Teacher training happens seasonally. Sign up online by clicking here! For more information about specific dates, contact or 608-769-5766.

Weekly Education Events

Reptile Roundup with Matt Heeter – Animal Specialist

When: every Wednesday anytime between 10am – 1pm ***Reptile Roundup WILL be happening Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at the usual time.

Where: Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr., La Crosse, WI

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

Where: Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr., La Crosse, WI

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

Where: Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr., La Crosse, WI

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. All abilities welcome!

*Children must be accompanied by adults.



When: 7 PM on the first Wednesday of the month

Where: Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr., La Crosse, WI

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. Sponsored by WisCorps and Friends of the Marsh.


Annual Education Events

Aldo Leopold Weekend (partner event)

When: March 1 & 3, 2018


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.

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