2018 Summer Schedule

June

Friday, June 22   Hike to Little Lake with naturalist Steve Waldron  2 PM  meet at the ANC

Sunday, June 24 Pangelic:  Co-sponsored with the TPAC  7:30 PM at the TPAC

Tuesday and Thursday, June 26 &28  Art with Grace   Terrific Trees: Dendrologists and artists study how trees are alike and different.  Discover symbolism in The Tree of Life and create your own from the ground up: Ages 3-5  10:30-10:45    $3 each day      Ages 6-8  11:00-11:45  $5 each day  Ages 9 and older  1:30-3:00     $6 each day

Tuesday, June 26 3 PM  Hike Ted's Trail at the Farm Museum.  This guided hike with naturalist Steve Waldron is for families of all ages!  Meet at the Farm Museum

Friday, June 29:  9 AM Hike Jackson Harbor Ridges with naturalist Steve Waldron


July

Tuesday, July 3 & 5  Art with Grace Woodruff;  I and MY Island:  Lovers of Washington Island capture vignettes of favorite places and things like the title of Chagall's famous painting portraying his beloved village:  Ages 3-5  10:30-10:45    $3 each day      Ages 6-8  11:00-11:45  $5 each day  Ages 9 and older  1:30-3:00     $6 each day

Wednesday, July 4 Kids class  The Buzz about Bees:  learn about the workings of a beehive, put on a beekeepers suit and practice smoking the bees.  2 pm  ages 6-12    

Friday, July 6  Junior Naturalsit  9-12  Call to register.  Help feed, take care of and clean critteres and exhibits in the nature center.  

Tuesday, July 10  Open Door Bird Sanctuary 12-4 PM   The Open Door Bird Sanctuary is a facility that takes care of injured bird of prey.  There will be about 4 of their birds here.  Come and view and learn all bout this fascinating birds

Wednesday, July 11  Star Party,  Join amatuer astronomer Emmet Woods and naturalist Steve Waldron behind the Farm Museum at dusk.  Several telescopes will be set up to view the night sky.

Thursday. July 12  Finding Fossils at Percy Johnson Park  2 PM Join naturalist Steve Waldron in this family oriented activity hunting for fossils.  Meet at Percy Johnson Park.

Thursday, July 12  Tie Tye T-shirts.  1:00 PM $10  includes one t-shirt and alteast 4 dye colors to use.  Call to register

Friday, July 13 Junior Naturalsit  9AM-12  Call to register.  Help feed, take care of and clean critteres and exhibits in the nature center. Ages 9-12

Saturday, July 14 Art in the Park and Ice Cream Social  11 AM-3PM  Lots of fun art activities for the whole family including wood building, mono-printing, face painting, sponge painting and more.  Brats, hot dogs, soda and ice cream for sale.

Tuesday, July 17 11 AM Dream Catchers  $6   Learn about the legend of the Dream Catcher and make your own. Call to pre register.

Tuesday  July 17  2pm, Let’s Catch Bugs! 2:00 p.m. Nature class for kidsages 5 to 9. Meet at the Stavkirke boardwalk bench across from Trinity Church. We’ll hike into the Land Trust meadow and catch grasshoppers, bugs and butterflies. Bring your own net and capture container if you have one, some will be supplied. Wear shoes. Long pants suggested. Call to pre register

Thursday, July 19  Nature and Bird Hike at Fernwood Gardens  Join naturalist Steve Waldron exploring the flora and bird life at one of our Island State natural areas (also known as Big and Little Marsh)  Meet at the entrance off of

July 19-August 19   Art Show:   Art on Bark: Featuring the art of Jewel Lee Grandy

Thursday, July 19 Reception for Art on Bark  4:30 PM

Friday, July 20 Junior Naturalsit  9AM-10:30 AM Call to register.  Help feed, take care of and clean critteres and exhibits in the nature center. Ages 9-12

Tuesday, July 24  Cement Stepping Stones with Jeanne Cauldwell  1 PM  $10

Wednesday, July 25  Kids nature class;  Bug Motel Construction with naturalist Steve Waldron  1 PM  Call to pre-register

Wednesday, July 25 Star Party,  Join amatuer astronomer Emmet Woods and naturalist Steve Waldron behind the Farm Museum at dusk.  Several telescopes will be set up to view the night sky.

Thursday, July 26  Mushroom Hike with Charlotte Lukes 1:30 PM meet at the ANC and we will travel to locations on the Island to look for local mushrooms.  $5

Thursday, July 26 Power point program  Mushrooms of Door County by Charlotte Lukes 7:30 PM at The Art and Nature Center  $5

Tuesday, July 31    T-shirt design with sharpie markers $10 Create a design with colored markers then use rubbing alcohol to create a watercolor effect.   Price includes one t-shirt. Call to pre-register. 1 PM

August

Wednesday, August 1 Star Party,  Join amatuer astronomer Emmet Woods and naturalist Steve Waldron behind the Farm Museum at dusk.  Several telescopes will be set up to view the night sky.

Thursday, August 2  Tasty treats for the Birds. 2 PM Join naturalist interns Celia Morris and Amber Ranney to create treats for your backyard bird

Friday, July 3 Junior Naturalsit  9AM-12PM  Call to register.  Help feed, take care of and clean critteres and exhibits in the nature center. Ages 9-12

Tuesday, August  7 The Buzz about Bees:  learn about the workings of a beehive, put on a beekeepers suit and practice smoking the bees.  2 pm  ages 6-12   

Wenesday, August 8  Star Party,  Join amatuer astronomer Emmet Woods and naturalist Steve Waldron behind the Farm Museum at dusk.  Several telescopes will be set up to view the night sky.

Thursday, August 9 Hike to Little Lake with naturalist Steve Waldron  geared towards families 9 AM

Friday, August 10 Junior Naturalsit  9AM-12PM  Call to register.  Help feed, take care of and clean critteres and exhibits in the nature center. Ages 9-12

Art Classes with Grace Woodruff   August 14 & 16  RRReptiles RRRock!!!  Revolting> oh, no! Reptiles asre riveting and rich in rhythmic patterns of color and texture. Reviled by some, and revered by others, reptiles unfairly receive a rotten reputation.  Rather reclusive, they really rate as essential to the food chain, routinely ridding our world of pests and regularly become food themselves.  Recognizing the remarkable reality of reptiles and record them in art   Ages 3-5  10:15-10:30 AM  $3 each class,  Ages 6-8 11:00-11:45  $5 each class,  Ages 9 and older 1:30-3:00 PM $7 each class   Call to pre-register.

Monday, August 13 “Native Plant Restoration, Learning from the Natural Areas of Door County”  with Terrie Cooper  of the Door County Land Trust  7PM  Terri will present on how you can use native plants in your garden.

Wednesday, August 15 Water Walk with Coggin Herringa  1:30 PM  Explore the Jackson Harbor Ridges and the importance of Lake Micigan with Door County Naturalist Coggin Herringa

Wednesday, August 15 Star Party: Join amatuer astronomer Emmet Woods and naturalist Steve Waldron behind the Farm Museum at dusk.  Several telescopes will be set up to view the night sky.

Friday, August 15 Potluck & Talk   "Invasives in Door County"   5:30 PM  Enjoy a meal, community, and some good information from three expert scientists!  Featuring Krisa Lutzke, DC Soil & Water Conservationis; Kari Hagenow, DC Invasive Species Team Coordinator & TNC Land Steward; Annie Deutsch, Agriculture Agent, DC UW-Extension.

Wednesday, August 22 One Plastic Bag at 11:00 am Children's book auther, Miranda Paul, will give a one hour presentation.  This is co-sponsored with the Washington Island Library