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.


2014 NatureNauts Programs - Subject to change

Date   Program
Sun, Jan. 5, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 6, 9:30-10:30

Discover how those fluffy swirly snowflakes affect plants, animals, and people. We will explore Wehr’s snowy winterscape as we make tracks, look for clues to winter animals and make a snowflake craft.

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

Little Stinkers (Skunks)
Join us as we sing the “skunk song” and learn about the secret lives of these smelly neighbors. Make a craft skunk and take a short walk in search of skunk clues.

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

Maple Magic
Come learn about sap, sugar, and syrup from the Wisconsin State Tree – the Sugar maple. Enjoy the story, Maggie the Maple Tree, and visit the Sugarbush.  Enjoy a maple syrup treat after our walk.

Sun, April 13, 1-2 p.m.
(no Monday program)

Ladybugs are beautiful, sometimes pesky, but always helpful insect neighbors.  Enjoy a Ladybug puppet show and then go in search these colorful beetles.  NatureNauts will make and take home a craft ladybug. 

Sun, May 18, 1-2 p.m.
(no Monday program)

All Quacked Up (Ducks)
Ducks do more than go “Quack.” Discover how Ducks are adapted to their watery world. Enjoy a short walk as we look for our duck friends and then make a craft duck.

Sun, June 22, 1-2 p.m.
(no Monday program)

Wild Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers are amazing and hardworking birds. Discover which woodpeckers live near you. We'll go outside to see Woodpecker handiwork too. Enjoy a woodpecker craft to take home.

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

Super Snakes
Sneak a peek at real live snakes and learn some silly superstitions surrounding them. Slither over to Wehr to learn why snakes are super.

Sun, Aug. 24, 1-2 p.m.
(no Monday program)

Grasshoppers are Great!  NatureNauts will catch grasshoppers, have a grasshooper race, and make their own craft grasshopper. See and touch real live grasshoppers.

Sun, Sept. 21, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Sept. 22, 9:30-10:30

Chipmunk Chatter
Be prepared to go outside as we discover chipmunk adaptations and life underground. Enjoy a special Chipmunk “guest appearance” and make a craft chipmunk.

Sun, Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m.
Mon, Oct. 27, 9:30-10:30

Fungus Among Us
Calling all Fun Girls and Fun Guys for a program is sure to grow on you! Join us on an outdoor Fungus hunt as we search for mushrooms and learn why they are the unheralded heroes of nature. NatureNauts will make their own fun craft fungus.

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

Little Honkers (Geese)
Why do geese fly south for the winter? It’s too far to walk! Discover the secrets of Canada Geese and make a goose craft the “honks.” Be prepared for a short walk in search of geese.

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

Hop over and learn how rabbits are cute and pesky at the same time. Make a craft rabbit and meet a real live bunny!


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

 Nature Nauts 2014 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