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 8/26/19

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.

Volunteer Nature Teacher Training/Meeting

Like being outdoors and working with a small group of children?  School programs happen in the morning or afternoon of weekdays.

For NEW volunteers: Thurs Jan 23 OR Fri Jan 31, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

For WisCorps EXPERIENCED  volunteers:Thurs Jan 23 OR Fri Jan 31, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

New in 2020! Education Events

No School Day Nature Programs|$35/Child

No school? No problem! Come join us at WisCorps on the following No School Days to keep the brain and body moving. We offer themed learning days incorporating indoor and outdoor activities with our nature teachers. Snack will be provided, please bring your own lunch and dress for the weather. This program is intended for pre-K to 5th grade and space is limited, sign up below.

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Mon. Jan 20|8-3:30PM Winter Nature Heroes
Fri. Feb 14|8-3:30PM Winter Wonderland
Fri. March 6|8-3:30PM Full STEAM Ahead Nature Day

*We offer extended programming from 7:45-8 AM & 3:30-5PM (Additional $5 per session)

WisCorps Wanderers

FREE, No registration necessary
Fridays| 8:00 – 9:00am
Wander around the La Crosse River Marsh or saunter in Hixon Forest with WisCorps’ Nature Teacher Steph. This is not a lung buster or quad quivering hike, it’s a mindful walk about experiencing nature for folks of all ages and all abilities. If you never thought hiking was your thing but want to get outdoors. then this is the way to go!


Weekly Education Events

Reptile Roundup with Matt Heeter – Animal Specialist

When: every Wednesday anytime between 9am – 1pm

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 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

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)

Tuesday March 3, 2020:  Aldo Leopold Day Keynote Presentation — 7:00 pm Viterbo Fine Arts Center.  Joe Wiegand, actor and historian, will perform as Teddy Roosevelt, noted for his conservation work as President.

Saturday March 7, 2020:  Aldo Leopold Day events continue at the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie.                                                                                                                              10:00 am Craig Thompson will examine TR’s conservation legacy.                    11:00 am Kelly Sultzbach’s UWL students will lead a walk that will include readings from Aldo Leopold.

Earth Fair @ Myrick Park (partner event)

When: Sunday, April 26, 2020 : 11am – 5pm


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

When: May 2, 2020 : 6:30am – 12pm

What:  For families and friends of all ages and abilities! Have fun learning about migratory birds and their importance.

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