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Weeks of June 10th - June 23rd

Summer is finally here! 

Well only sort of... The first day of summer is officially Friday, June 21st. That day marks the longest day of the year which would be the summer solstice. However with this unusually cool and wet spring, it sure does not feel like summer!

Regardless of the weather, it means that we are in the midst of our summer field season. We have plenty of opportunities for you all to participate. We will be surveying and monitoring everything from odonates, to snakes, to bats, to fireflies and much more! After a disappointing spring for our bird banding operation, we are looking forward to a successful field season. 

For those that are interested in volunteering, please email Maggie Steinhauer at mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will provide you with more information. 

The Research and Community Science Team will be participating in the Door Pennisula Coastal Wetlands BioBlitz from June 18th-21st. We will be participating in doing an ecological inventory of the natural wetlands. You all are welcome to help out as well and become a community scientist for a day. Please check out the Door Pennisula Coastal Wetlands BioBlitz page for more information.

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Please welcome our three interns that will be helping us conduct research in the park this summer. Russel Mason, Vanessa Komada, and Ashley Wallace are our three fabulous interns. Make sure to say hi to them when you are out in the field. They are already hard at work! The Research Team is very excited to work with them over the course of this field season. Be sure to come out and volunteer with us this summer!

Due to poor weather and poor health this spring and winter, several of the Naturalist Choice Field Trips have been cancled. If you have registered for a field trip that has been canceled and if you have any questions regarding your registration, please email Tim Vargo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. However, please join us for the Naturalist Choice Field Trip on June 29th! The field trip content will depend on what interesting events are happening in the Milwaukee area. The location and activities will vary based on mother nature. Please email Tim Vargo with any questions about this field trip: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We hope to see you out there!

Cheers! - Maggie, Ethan, Tim, Ashley, Vanessa, and Russell!!

 

 

 

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We are opening up the Costa Rica Eco-travel Adventure to families!

Costa Rica is a wonderful place to travel and for the second time in our long history of traveling to this Tropical Paradise, we are opening up this adventure to children and their parents/grandparents/guardians.  For more information on the trip please visit the website.

If you're wondering why we're going south in the summer (normally we go in February) it's to see migrating and breaching humpback whales and nesting seat turtles.  Hope you can join us!

 

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Monday, June 17th

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Ojibwe Language Study Group

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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