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.


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

 Nature Nauts 2015 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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