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 7/20/17

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.

 

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!

 

EnviroWednesdays

When: on select Wednesday nights (full schedule coming soon!)

What:  Environmentally themed programs for adults

 

Annual Education Events

Aldo Leopold Weekend (partner event)

When: March 3-4

What: https://www.aldoleopold.org/

On Saturday morning, March 4, the local observance moves to the Visitor Center of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on Brice Prairie.   At 10 a.m.,  students from Prof. Kelly Sultzbach’s University of Wisconsin-La Crosse environmental literature classes will be guiding a walk through the prairie and stopping along the way to share readings from “A Sand County Almanac” and their own writings about experiencing nature.

For families attending, there will be kids activities and crafts led by WisCorps Nature Teachers from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Saturday program will also include two showings of “Green Fire,”  an inspirational film about Leopold’s life and legacy.  First showing will be start at 11 a.m. and the second showing will begin at 1 p.m.

 

Earth Fair @ Myrick Park (partner event)

When: April 30, 2017 : 11am – 5pm

What:  http://earthfairlacrosse.com/

 

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Myrick Park (partner event)

When: May 6, 2017 : 9am – 1pm

What:  More information coming soon!

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