2019 Summer Schedule check back for updates

May

May 16-19 Washington Islands Birding Festival

Friday, May 24 2-5 PM and Saturday, May 25 9 Am - 12 PM Used Book and Media Sale

June

Monday, June 10 First day open for public

Friday, June 14 Opening Reception Featuring “The Fabirc of Our Lives: Featuring the Art of Astrid Stromberg”, and our many Island artists 6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, June 20 Native Plants in the Garden with Russell Rollfs 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 25 9 AM Hike the Jackson Harbor Ridges with naturalist Steve Waldron. We will view what is blooming and learn about the unique features of this Island gem.

July

Tuesday, July 2 Hike the Little Lake Trail. 9AM We will meet at the ANC and travel to the trail head off Main Rd

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2 & 3 Art with Grace Woodruff Drawing a Birthday Party in 3 D: Ages 3-5 10:15-10:30 ,$3 each day Ages 6-9 11:00-11:45, $4 each day, and Ages 10 and older 1:30-3:00 $6 each day Call to register

Wenesday, July 3 Star Party Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk. Join amateur astronomer Emmet Woods to look at and learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available.

Friday, July 5 Junior Naturalist 8-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critters and exhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist.

Tuesday, July 9 Tie dye t-shirts (fee) 1 PM

Tuesday, July 9 The Far Side of Wildlife Ecology with John Bates 7 PM Trinity Lutheran Church
The Big Bang, natural selection, population dynamics, amazing adaptations, reproductive strategies (sex!), animal behaviors - here's Wildlife Ecology 101 in 50 minutes through the lens of Far Side and other cartoons. Laugh your way into understanding more about wildlife while you're paddling and hiking.

John Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. He’s worked as a naturalist in Wisconsin’s Northwoods for 30 years, leading an array of trips all designed to help people further understand the remarkable diversity and beauty of nature, and our place within it. His most recent book is Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (and where to find them).

John won the 2006 Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers for his book Graced by the Seasons: Spring and Summer in the Northwoods. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Wisconsin Nature Conservancy, the Wisconsin Humanities Council, and the River Alliance of Wisconsin. He currently serves on the Board of the Northwoods Land Trust, and the Board for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, July 10 9 AM Nature Hike with John Bates. Meet at the ANC and we will travel to location

Wednesday, July 10 4:30 Ancestsral Women Exhibit Presentation by weaver Mary Burnes.Fiber artist and jacquard weaver Mary Burns has created the “Ancestral Women Exhibit” to honor and celebrate elder women from Wisconsin’s 12 Native Tribes. These are women who have held families, traditions, cultures, languages and communities together. The exhibit features hand-woven portraits of women significant to each of Wisconsin’s 12 tribes, and another 12 complementary weavings. This presentation will explore the story of the exhibit and the design and weaving process Mary used to create them. A number of the weavings from the exhibit will be on display.

Wenesday, July 10 Star Party Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk. Join amateur astronomer Emmet Woods to look at and learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available.

Friday, July 12 Junior Naturalist 9-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critters and exhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist.

Saturday, July 13 Art in the Park and Ice Cream Social 11 AM- 3 PM Fun for the whole family! Many art activities for kids of all ages to experience including woodworking, face painting, mono-printing, and more! Hot dogs, Brats, soda and ice cream for sale

Wenesday, July 17 Star Party Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk. Join amateur astronomer Emmet Woods to look at and learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available.

Friday, July 19 Junior Naturalist 9-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critters and exhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist.

Tuesday and Thursday July 23 and 25 Art with Grace Woodruff: Always Weather Ages 3-5 10:15-10:30 Ages 6-9 11:00-11:45 and Ages 10 and older 1:30-3:00

Wenesday, July 24 Star Party Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk. Join amateur astronomer Emmet Woods to look at and learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available.

Friday, July 26 Junior Naturalist 9-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critters andexhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist.

Tuesday, July 30 Hike The Heritage Trail Meet at the entrance near intersection near Henning and Green Bay Rd. 9 AM

Thursday, August 1  Bluebird house construction.  Materials provided 1:00 pm. $20 Call to register

Wednesday, July 31 Digital Photo Class with Steve Waldron  Bring your own digital camera 1 PM

Wenesday, July 31 Star Party Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk. Join amateur astronomer Emmet Woods to look at and learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available.

August

Friday, August 2 Junior Naturalist 9-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critters and exhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist.

Wenesday, August 7 Star Party Meer behind the Farm Museum at dusk. Join amateur astronomer Emmet Woods to look at and learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available.

Friday, August 9 Junior Naturalist 9-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critters and exhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist.

Saurday, August 10 11 AM Fishing the Great Lakes with the Koyens:

Tuesday and Thursday August 13 & 15 Art with Grace: “Go Jump in a Lake!” Finding freshwater fish and frog friends Ages 3-5 10:15-10:30 Ages 6-9 11:00-11:45 Ages 10 and older 1:30-3:00

Friday, August 16 Junior Naturalist 9-12 Call to register Help feed and take care of the critteres and exhibits in the Nature Center with our naturalist