Nature Nauts: Kids Program at Wehr Nature Center

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Ages 4–6

Must be accompanied by an adult.

You and your preschooler will join others as a naturalist guides you through special topics, crafts and outdoor activities.


2015 NatureNauts Programs - Subject to change

Date Program
Sun, July 12, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, July 13, 9:30-10:30

Dancing Dragonflies
Discover the aerial acrobatics of our colorful friend, the Dragonfly. Be prepared for a short walk as we go in search of dragonflies. Make your very own dragonfly craft to take home.

Sun, Aug 23, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Aug 24, 9:30-10:30

Chirping Crickets
See, up close, how our evening chirpers create their beautiful songs. We will read The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle and then meet and pet real live crickets.

Sun, Sept 27, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Sept 28, 9:30-10:30

Wild Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers are beautiful and hardworking birds. We will take a short walk and discover Woodpecker handiwork at Wehr, prepare a meal fit for a woodpecker, and then make a craft woodpecker to take home.

Sun, Oct 25, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Oct 26, 9:30-10:30

Whoooo's There? (Owls)
Does a Screech Owl actually "Screech"?  How smart is "wise old Owl"?  All little night owls are invited to swoop down  to learn those answers and more. Kids will have a real "hoot" as they make a craft owl and go in search of owl homes. 

Sun, Nov 15, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Nov 16, 9:30-10:30

Clever Coyotes
All little pups and their parents are invited to this howling good time. Discover that Coyotes are shy, but an important part of the local environment. NatureNauts will make and take home a Coyote footprint. Come prepared for a short walk.

Sun, Dec 13, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Dec 14, 9:30-10:30

Star Stories
How did the stars get their names?  Join us to discover some of those stories passed down through time. Everyone will "blast off" to the stars  in Wehr's portable planetarium called Starlab. Enjoy making your own craft constellations.


Registration Deadline: one week prior to program. Call to register: (414) 425-8550

 Nature Nauts 2015 Fees  (non-refundable)
 Child, Non-Milwaukee County Resident  $10
 Child, Milwaukee County Resident  $7
 Child, Friend of Wehr  $5

For more information, contact the Wehr Nature Center. 


Homeschool Associations: You may be interested in additional field-trip opportunities



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


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