Wehr Nature Center Workshops & Citizen Science

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Environmental workshops and citizen science programs at Wehr Nature Center offer an introduction to our environmental resources and how to monitor them.

 

 Winter Tree & Shrub Identification Workshop

This class is open to the general public.
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Age 13 & Up - Minors must be accompanied by an adult


In winter, without their leaves, trees and shrubs can be difficult to identify. For this workshop, you'll start in the classroom with Natural Areas Management Specialist, Mark Verhagen, to learn about characteristics to look for, such as twigs, bark, or form. You’ll also get a brief introduction to the use of “keys” for the accurate identification of nearly any species in Wisconsin. Next, you'll head outside to see examples of the many trees and shrubs at the Nature Center.

 

Non-Resident $15
Milwaukee County Resident $10

Active Volunteer or Friend of Wehr $8


Registration Deadline:
Nov. 26, 2012
To register, call (414) 425-8550
or email

 

 Tree & Plant Identification

This class, a required training for Master Naturalists, is being offered to the general public.
Mon., June 25, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Age 13 & Up - Minors must be accompanied by an adult


In this overview of trees and plants at Wehr Nature Center, you'll get a good introduction to the different ways to identify vegetation. You'll spend about 2/3 of the class outside looking at and asking questions about a variety of plants, including herbaceous (non-woody) trees and shrubs. Bring a field guide and camera if you have them. Your photos of plants, tree leaves, and tree bark will help you review long after the class has ended. Participants in the Master Naturalist program will also see some quiz plants.

 

Non-Resident $12
Milwaukee County Resident $10

Friend of Wehr $8


Registration Deadline:
June 18
To register, call (414) 425-8550
or email

 

 Ephemeral Pond Training

Mon., April 23, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Age 13 & Up - Minors must be accompanied by an adult


This workshop is for you if you'd like to take part in citizen science monitoring for the Wisconsin Ephemeral Pond Project (WEPP). You'll be required to adopt at least one ephemeral pond and visit it 3 times during the year to gather data.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of ephemeral ponds and why studying them now can help ensure their preservation.

In the first half of the program, you will learn the basics about ephemeral ponds and how to collect data for the study. You'll be outside during the second half of the workshop. You'll observe some of the unusual features of Wehr's ephemeral pond and will have the opportunity to perform some of the more common monitoring methods.

No Fee.

Registration Required!


Registration Deadline: April 22, 2012
To register, call (414) 425-8550
or email

 

 

 

 

 


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