Retzer Nature Center Earth Week Waukesha Sustainability Fair

Retzer Nature Center Earth Week – Waukesha

Retzer Nature Center Earth Week EventS ARE such great Activities full of family fun in Waukesha!

The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Annual Earth Week Celebration Finale concludes week-long Earth-themed activities on Saturday, April 27 at Retzer Nature Center. The Finale event is offering free exhibits, programs, and activities for all ages from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.

Some programs do require registration, so secure your spot early!
Program Registration 262.970.6680 •


Come out to Retzer to enjoy this Spring’s Story Hike, featuring the children’s book “Crow Not Crow,” by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple. Set out on the Orange Trail to read the book while enjoying the outdoors at the same time! The Orange Trail is a mowed grass trail with some sloped terrain (0.75 mile approx).

Free. No registration is necessary!

Link to the Story Hike Map HERE.

Wednesday, April 17 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium

Sunset Meditation Planetarium Show & Peaceful Night Hike

Come unwind under the dome of the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium and meditate for your mental health during Earth Week! View a planetarium show of an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole, then relax under a night sky filled with stars with glimpses of the Northern Lights under the dome. After the show, take a quiet hike outside with a Retzer naturalist and discover the tranquil sights and sounds of Retzer Nature Center.

  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm- Sunset Meditation Planetarium Show
  • 8:00 – 8:45 pm – Peaceful Night Hike (weather and trail conditions permitting)

$10/person • Ages 10+
Required: Register by April 16 at 7:30 pm.
60 participants max. Sorry, no walk-ins.

Wednesday, April 24 10 – 11 am Retzer Nature Center

Outdoor Classroom: Recycle Raccoon’s Adventure Hike

We’ll go for a hike and learn from the Waukesha County Recycles mascot, Recycle Raccoon! He’ll teach us what everyday actions we can do in and around our homes and yards by exploring the 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. Expect adventure along the way!

$5/student • Ages 4k – 12
Required: Register by Tuesday, April 23 at 10 am

Thursday, April 25 10 – 11 am Retzer Nature Center

A Mindful Walk in Nature with the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee

Taking a walk in nature is beneficial for our physical and mental health. We experience the most benefit when we are mentally, as well as physically, present in nature. This walk at Retzer Nature Center will feature various examples of practices that we can do to be more fully present to the wonders of nature. Meet at the Discovery Trail entrance.

Note: Recommended for ages 10+ with ability walk one mile.

Free • Ages 10+
No registration

Friday, April 26 7 – 8:30 am Retzer Nature Center

Morning Bird Hike with the Benjamin Goss Bird Club

This 1.5-mile easy hike is a great opportunity to learn about the birds found in Waukesha County and how they fit into our environment, habitat, and county. No expertise is needed and all skill levels are welcome. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours (limited quantity); cameras are welcome. The hike is held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and meet in the parking lot area nearest to the Learning Center Building. Recommended for ages 8+.

Free • Ages 8+
No registration
Groups of 10 or more: Reserve your space no later than April 20 by contacting Retzer Nature Center at 262-896-8007.

Then come back Saturday for the Earth Week Finale Event!


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