RETZER NATURE CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES | Village of Chenequa, Wisconsin
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  • RETZER NATURE CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES

    Prepare for spring at free public workshops presented by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Think spring and prepare for warmer weather at expert-led workshops and programs. Retzer Nature Center invites residents and visitors to a series of free programs highlighting popular springtime topics.

    “These workshops are a great way for people to engage with local experts as they prepare for spring,” said Janet Barthel, Nature Center Supervisor. “The support from local partners, like Johnson’s Nursery, make these programs possible for the community.”

    The series runs one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, February through April at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha. Each seminar will be led by an expert and will cover a range of information on the topic. Participants are welcome to come for one session or stay for them all. The programs highlight birding, gardening and citizen science.

    Spring Workshop Series Lineup:

    • April 13: Citizen Science Day

    Registration is free, but required by Friday before the program. For more information or to register for Retzer Nature Center’s Spring Workshop Series, call 262-896-8007, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/springworkshops. Detailed workshop schedules available below.

    About Retzer Nature Center

    Retzer Nature Center is a part of the Waukesha County Park System, which is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/retzernaturecenter, follow Waukesha County Parks on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

    Retzer Nature Center Spring Workshop Series

    Presented by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.

    Saturday, April 13, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Check in begins at 8:45 a.m.  Register by Friday, April 5th.
    Time Workshop Description
    9:00-9:50 a.m. Wild in Waukesha – Citizen Science Projects Presentation Join Waukesha County Parks and Land Use for the launch of our first-ever county-wide Citizen Science Program! Our conservation biologist will discuss how you can help study and protect rare plant and wildlife populations through Citizen Science in Waukesha County. Citizen Scientists will be trained to help monitor wetlands, birds, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, and more! No prior experience necessary.
    10:00-10:50 a.m. Migratory Bird Survey Program & Hike Learn how to do a bird survey and why we should. Then help document breeding and migratory birds with our trained staff using the Retzer’s vital natural areas. Dress for the weather.
    11:00-11:50 a.m. Wetland Monitoring Program

    & Hike

    Learn about wetlands and what goes into monitoring them. Then learn about surveying for sensitive species that inhabit our local wetlands such as frogs, toads, salamanders, and fairy shrimp! Dress for the weather.


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    VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA  •  31275 W County Highway K  •  CHENEQUA WI 53029

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