Other Education Programs

Food for Thought - 12:00pm on given dates below

Dec. 7th – Technology in Nature

Dec. 21st – Solstice Folklore

Jan. 4th- Adventures in Iceland

Jan. 18th- Australian Animals are Unique!

Enjoy coffee and homemade soup as one of the naturalist presents on a given nature topic. These programs will be held twice monthly throughout the winter months.  By Donation. Online preregistration required- please call us if you have difficulty. Sign up here!

Winter Homeschool Program 2022-2023

Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join our bi-weekly class for homeschoolers and learn all about how our Wisconsin plants and animals are surviving the winter. This 8-week homeschool environmental education course will cover a different topic each class. Each class will be 1.5 hours and will have hands on activities and exploration, both indoors and out.  Dress to be outside! Bring a paper bag lunch to eat together after if you want.
Pre-register for this 8-week course online. Program designed for 7 years and up.
Maximum of 30 students, a parent is welcome to stay for the class also.
$40 for 8 classes.
November 17th: Exploring seeds
December 1st: Where Do Insects Go?
December 15th: What are the trees doing?
January 5th: Is Anyone Out There?
January 19th: How do animals survive? Physical adaptations.
February 2nd: How do animals survive? Behavioral adaptations
February 16th: How can we survive?
March 2nd: Sweet spring celebration!- maple syrup making

Please sign up here!


Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

January 7th @ 5:00pm-6:30pm

Snowshoe with a naturalist to enjoy the beauty of the woods under the light of the full moon. Learn about some of the special adaptations our animals have for surviving long winter nights. Listen for calling owls.$8.00 per person (includes traditional-style snowshoe rental) Limit of 30. Registration for this program will begin on January 3rd.

Lantern Lit Snowshoe Hike 

Saturday, January 21st at 5:00pm-8:00pm 

Bundle up and bring the family out to enjoy a self-guided night time snowshoe hike on lantern lit trails. Listen for owls, stargaze and enjoy the winter woodland at night. A unique and fun experience! $2 per person. Snowshoe rental (traditional style) available on the night- must be back by 8pm. $5 per rental.

Program is weather dependent. Registration for this program will begin on January 16th. 

All about Sturgeon Sturgeon Spearing

Saturday, January 21st at 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Gearing up for the 2023 sturgeon spearing season, WDNR’s Fish Biologist, Margaret Stadig, will be presenting on important need-to-know safety practices, rules, and regulations. As an expert in her field, Margaret will also be touching on the sturgeon management practices developed and utilized by the WDNR. There will be a Q&A following the presentation. By donation. Sign up here!

Afternoon Snowshoe Hike 

Saturday, January 28th 1:00pm-2:30pm

Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist to discover how the living world changes during the cold winter season. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Look for signs of animal activity, learn how some plants and insects adapt & dare to become an honorary member of the Gall club. Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on the weather. $6.00 per person (includes traditional-style snowshoe rental if required) Registration for this program will begin on January 23rd.

feeding critters picFeeding Critters

Sunday, January 15th at 11:00am-12:00pm

Join a youth apprentice naturalist Jordyn and meet the animals we keep here at Ledge View! Help her feed them and learn about their biology and care. By donation. Limit of 15. Sign up here!