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.


2016 NatureNauts Programs - Subject to change

Date Program
Sun, Jan 24, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Jan 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Tracks and Scat
Winter means wildlife! Tracks, droppings, homes, and feeding signs are all clues of our wild neighbors. Learn how to decipher wildlife signs and then, weather permitting, go exploring for signs of our winter wildlife.

Sun, Feb 14, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Feb 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Groundhogs Galore
Learn the origins of Groundhog Day as we dig deep into these cute critters.  NatureNauts will make their own craft groundhog that pops out of a hole. Come prepared to go outside for a short walk in search of groundhog burrows.

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

Maple Magic
Come learn about sap, sugar, and syrup from Wisconsin’s State Tree- the Sugar Maple.  Children will hear the story of Maggie the Maple Tree and visit the Sugarbush to meet Maggie and give her a hug.  After a short walk, everyone will be enjoy a maple syrup treat.

Sun, April 10, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, April 11, 9:30-10:30 na.m.

Crazy Over Cranes
Everyone will go crazy for Wisconsin’s most dynamic bird.  NatureNauts will see how they compare to a Crane, learn how to talk like a Crane, do the “Crane Dance”, and discover what it takes raise a baby crane.

Sun, May 22, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, May 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Animal Eggs
NatureNauts are sure to be “eggcited” for this “eggcellent” program as they “crack up” over animal eggs.  Discover how birds, frogs, turtles, and snakes all make eggs and then make your own eggy craft. Don’t miss it or the “yolk’s” on you.

Sun, June 19, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, June 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Terriffic Turtles
Meet live turtles up close and personal. NatureNauts will discover amazing turtle adaptations and then make a craft turtle.  Be prepared for a short walk to see turtles in their native habitat.

Sun, Jul 24, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Jul 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Super Spiders
You won’t be frightened away as we uncover the facts on our eight-legged neighbors. Join us as we play a spider game, make a spider craft, and meet real live spiders up close. It’s lots of Spidery fun!

Sun, Aug 28, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Aug 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Buzzy Bees
Discover the buzz on bees! NatureNauts will learn what “busy as a bee” means, as they do the “bee dance”, make a craft bee, and dress up as a beekeeper. We will peer into an active hive and taste the sweet handiwork of our bee friends.

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

Chipmunk Chatter
Discover the underground world of Chipmunks. NatureNauts will learn the in’s and outs of being a chipmunk as they crawl into a “chipmunk tunnel”, search for chipmunk food, and make their own craft chipmunk. Making an appearance will be a special chipmunk related guest.

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

Going Batty
NatureNauts will “go batty” as they get the facts on bats! Make a bat craft, see a real bat house, and see how you compare to our bat friends. Discover how bats eat bugs, flies, and gnats, so flutter over to where the bats are at.

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

Scampering Squirrels
NatureNauts will go nuts as they learn about the acrobatic antics of our squirrely neighbors. See real live squirrels and make a craft squirrel that climbs.

Sun, Dec 11, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Dec 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Busy Beaver
NatureNauts will be busy as they discover the secrets of mother nature’s hardest working engineers – the Beaver! Join us as we sing the beaver song, make a craft beaver, and touch a tree that’s been gnawed by a real beaver!


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

 Nature Nauts 2016 Fees  (non-refundable) 2016 fees to be announced
 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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