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Environmental Education at Retzer Nature Center

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 10, 2020

One event on September 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 22, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

$4
Retzer Nature Center | Earth Week- Waukesha
Join Retzer Nature Center’s Outdoor Classroom Series this fall 2020!
Families, caregivers, home school groups, scout troops and more…supplement your learner’s virtual education experience with an environmental education program at Retzer Nature Center. In the month of September, they will be highlighting five exciting programs for your elementary student. Each program is 60 minutes in duration. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Programs will be conducted completely outdoors, so dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather, program will be moved to an openly ventilated location. Face masks will be required indoors and when social distancing cannot be properly maintained outdoors.

Register online via “Tickets” link, at least one day prior to program (no walk-ins).

  • “Nature Exploration”
    Using the powers of observation and sensory skills, they will have a hands-on outdoor experience exploring the natural treasures of the season. Naturalists will modify the exploration according to the season and may cover a sampling of the following topics: animal habitats, plant and animal identification, food chains and webs, and plant and animal adaptations.

    • September 8
    • Options available at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • $4 per student (free for adults and young siblings under age 3)
    • 20 children maximum
    • Ages: Elementary students
  • “Insect Investigation”
    Join the Retzer naturalists as they explore the most diverse and abundant animal on earth – insects! Learn what an insect is, get an up close look at some of Retzer’s teaching insects and examine insect adaptations that help them survive, grow and reproduce. They will head outside to search for insects and the signs they leave behind while students compare insect diversity in different habitats.

    • September 9, 17, or 29
    • Options available at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • $4 per student (free for adults and young siblings under age 3)
    • 20 children maximum
    • Ages: Elementary students
  • “Plants & Pollinators”
    Come explore what is buzzing around the blooms at Retzer Nature Center! Investigate the relationship between plants and the animals that contribute to the process of pollination. An educational but fun role-play acting out these “jobs”, help students to understand this important process and find out what “buzz pollination” is all about. Hike the trails looking for what is in bloom and observe the pollinators in action.

    • September 10, 16, or 22
    • Options available at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • $4 per student (free for adults and young siblings under age 3)
    • 20 children maximum
    • Ages: Elementary students
  • “Animal Adaptations”
    Enjoy a visit from the Retzer teaching animals! See how an animal’s physical and behavioral traits can help it to survive as students explore the concepts of habitat and adaptation.

    • September 15, 24, or 30
    • Options available at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • $4 per student (free for adults and young siblings under age 3)
    • 20 children maximum
    • Ages: Elementary students
  • “Home Sweet Habitat”
    Explore wildlife habitats from the viewpoint of the animals that live there. Compare and contrast the different habitats observed. Students will play the role of an animal as they go in search of their animal’s basic survival needs: food, water, shelter, and space. Decide which animal would call a given location home, and discover how they are connected to other aspects of their ecosystem.

    • September 23
    • Options available at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • $4 per student (free for adults and young siblings under age 3)
    • 20 children maximum
    • Ages: Elementary students

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Date:
September 8
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$4
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Retzer Nature Center
S14-W28167 Madison St
Waukesha, WI United States
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