In Celebration of Earth Day

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In Celebration of Earth Day: Hikes, Nature-Themed Performances, Children's Play Space, Wildlife, Sustainable Living, All-Electric Plug-in Passenger Car

In Celebration of Earth Day
Sunday, April 27, 2014

1–4 p.m., Rain or Shine
2 p.m. Kohl's Wild Theater (included in admission)
3 p.m. Booksigning: 101 Things to Do in Milwaukee Parks and The Kids Outdoor Adventure
Wehr Nature Center, in Whitnall Park
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI

Get outdoors; welcome spring; connect with nature, and learn to live more lightly on the Earth! Join us in celebration of Earth Day. We've brought together the best from the past and have added new features too -- including a special presentation by Kohl's Wild Theater and a book signing! Come celebrate!

In Celebration of Earth Day has activities for your whole family.

  • Go on naturalist-led spring walk.
  • Create crafts from recycled materials.
  • Be part of the vintage manual typewriter “Type-In” and listen to the click-clack of the keys.
  • Learn to reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably.
  • Watch your little ones enjoy exploring the early-childhood play space.


Everyone will enjoy and learn from Kohl's Wild Theater, made possible through a partnership between Kohl's Cares and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee.

Kohl's Wild Theater will present a 30-minute interactive performance of short skits about animals and conservation -- a show perfect for children of all ages. Kids learn about easy actions they can take to help animals and their habitats. Turtle puppets, songs sung by an otter and salamander, the "trashmonster" and more bring concepts to life.



101 Things to Do in Milwaukee Parks by Barbara Ali

The Kids Outdoor Adventure Ken Keffer and Birds and Bloom editor Stacy Tornio

Bring your own copy or purchase one in the Nature Store.

Meet local authors and get great ideas for enjoying a more active lifestyle and sharing nature with your children.
Barbara Ali will be signing 101 Things to Do in Milwaukee Parks. The book highlights the amazing diversity of our Milwaukee County Parks and features ideas for non-traditional activities such as geocaching, archery, and yoga and includes Ali’s original photo vignettes of people enjoying the parks.

Wehr Naturalist Ken Keffer and Birds and Bloom editor Stacy Tornio will be signing their award winning book, The Kids Outdoor Adventure. The book includes 448 things to do in nature during all seasons and for kids of all ages.


All ages are welcome. Join us for a great day welcoming spring and celebrating our planet!


2014 Admission 
General Admission: $3 per person
Friend of Wehr: $2 per person
Children Age 2 & Under: FREE
Regular Parking Fee in effect



Questions? Contact Us
Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 425-8550


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