A Day Outdoors: Arts, Skills, Adventures Workshop

            

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Workshop Session 1:  9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Workshop Session 2:  10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Break

Workshop Session 3:  12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Workshop Session 4:  2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Fee:  $25.00


Participate in up to FOUR workshops for one low fee!!!!

Pre-registration and advance payment are required.

Register today by calling 920-756-3591

or mailing the Registration Form along with your payment to:

Brillion Nature Center, 315 S Main Street, Brillion, WI  54110 (Mailing address only)



Workshop Schedule


Session 1:  9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Build a Birdhouse/Feeder


Jeff Mix is the current president of the Brillion Nature Center's board of directors and a member of the banquet committee.  Jeff has been involved with outdoor education for many years and a hobby woodwowrker for even longer.  He enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and most outdoor activities
We will be talking about DIY bird feeders and houses, many of which can be built from common household items.  Participants will have the opportunity to build one of four different DIY feeders and houses.  Please join us for this fun and creative class.
Flintknapping (Double session from 9:00 - 11:30)


Bob Fischer has been flintknapping since 2005.  He enjoys making works of art and custom-made items for his clients.  In addition, he does demos for school groups, scouts, etc.  He is located in Howards Grove, WI and has an on-line store at:
www.etsy.com/shop/BobsFlintknapping
Website:
www.BobsFlintknapping.yolasite.com

 We will make a real arrowhead using traditional tools.  Wear long pants, socks and shoes - no sandals.  Bring along a pair of well-fitting leather gloves.  Safety glasses will be provided.  The flintknapping process creates sharp chips, so a cut or two may be experienced by participants.  A signed waiver will be required by each participant.
Nature Scavenger Hunt


Debbie Bornemann and Mary Jo Krueger are Brillion Nature Center Volunteers.
Enjoy this guided walk on trails that meander through the woodlands as you search for a list of natural objects.  This program is appropriate for kids of all ages to participate with an adult.  For a more enjoyable experience, please be prepared by bringing insect repellent or long-sleeved clothing to protect from biting flies and mosquitoes.
Art with Sticks and Stones
(Double Session from 9:00 - 11:30)


Lori Schwalenberg and Nancy Probst are Brillion Nature Center Volunteers.Create a unique piece of art using sticks, stones and hot glue.  The nature center has a limited number of hot glue guns to share.  We encourage participants who own a hot glue gun to bring it along to this program.  All other materials will be provided.
Nature Journaling

Rob Zimmer is a nature and garden writer and radio host.Join us for an intimate Nature Writing Workshop where you will enjoy putting your outdoor observations and memories into words in a rich and inspiring atmosphere. If you have dreamed of journaling and recording your wildlife and nature observations in a special way, you will love this workshop!
Archery


Kim Cooley is an Outdoor Skills Trainer for the WI DNR.  Outside the DNR, Kim enjoys reading, practicing dog agility and hiking with her dogs Duke and Nova.  Kim also enjoys volunteering as a wildlife educator at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
Learn the fundamentals of properly handling and shooting a bow and arrow.  Dan Schroeder will take you through proper techniques and allow you the opportunity to shoot different style bows and arrows.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn about one of the fastest growing sports around in a safe and controlled learning environment With this introduction you can expand to hunting, competitive shooting or just recreational shooting.
Prairie Plant Identification


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.
Learn to identify beautiful native prairie plants found growing in Brillion Nature Center's Behnke Prairie.  Naturalist Louie Lecker will aslo discuss some of the facts and folklore behind Wisconsin's native prairie plants.

Backyard Birding


Frenchy Corbeille has been adding birds to his life list for more than 65 years and has acquired a good deal of knowledge of birds,their habits, habitat, what they eat and where they hide.  He was a volunteer for Cornell University's backyard feeder watch for a number of years.
 In this workshop, you will learn how to identify birds, the structures that might attract them, and what to feed in order to attract them to your yard.
 

Session 2:  10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Build a Birdhouse/Feeder


Jeff Mix is the current president of the Brillion Nature Center's board of directors and a member of the banquet committee.  Jeff has been involved with outdoor education for many years and a hobby woodwowrker for even longer.  He enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and most outdoor activitiesWe will be talking about DIY bird feeders and houses, many of which can be built from common household items.  Participants will have the opportunity to build one of four different DIY feeders and houses.  Please join us for this fun and creative class.
Nature Scavenger Hunt


Debbie Bornemann and Mary Jo Krueger are Brillion Nature Center volunteers.
Enjoy this guided walk on trails that meander through the woodlands as you search for a list of natural objects.  This program is appropriate for kids of all ages to participate with an adult.  For a more enjoyable experience, please be prepared by bringing insect repellent or long-sleeved clothing to protect from biting flies and mosquitoes.
 Nature Journaling

Rob Zimmer is a nature and garden writer and radio host.Join us for an intimate Nature Writing Workshop where you will enjoy putting your outdoor observations and memories into words in a rich and inspiring atmosphere. If you have dreamed of journaling and recording your wildlife and nature observations in a special way, you will love this workshop!
Archery


Kim Cooley is an Outdoor Skills Trainer for the WI DNR.  Outside the DNR, Kim enjoys reading, practicing dog agility and hiking with her dogs Duke and Nova.  Kim also enjoys volunteering as a wildlife educator at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.Learn the fundamentals of properly handling and shooting a bow and arrow.  Dan Schroeder will take you through proper techniques and allow you the opportunity to shoot different style bows and arrows.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn about one of the fastest growing sports around in a safe and controlled learning environment With this introduction you can expand to hunting, competitive shooting or just recreational shooting.
Prairie Plant Identification


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.
Learn to identify beautiful native prairie plants found growing in Brillion Nature Center's Behnke Prairie.  Naturalist Louie Lecker will aslo discuss some of the facts and folklore behind Wisconsin's native prairie plants.

Backyard Birding


Frenchy Corbeille has been adding birds to his life list for more than 65 years and has acquired a good deal of knowledge of birds,their habits, habitat, what they eat and where they hide.  He was a volunteer for Cornell University's backyard feeder watch for a number of years. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify birds, the structures that might attract them, and what to feed in order to attract them to your yard.


Session 3:  12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Build a Birdhouse/Feeder


Jeff Mix is the current president of the Brillion Nature Center's board of directors and a member of the banquet committee.  Jeff has been involved with outdoor education for many years and a hobby woodwowrker for even longer.  He enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and most outdoor activitiesWe will be talking about DIY bird feeders and houses, many of which can be built from common household items.  Participants will have the opportunity to build one of four different DIY feeders and houses.  Please join us for this fun and creative class.
Flintknapping (Double session from 12:30 - 3:00)


Bob Fischer has been flintknapping since 2005.  He enjoys making works of art and custom-made items for his clients.  In addition, he does demos for school groups, scouts, etc.  He is located in Howards Grove, WI and has an on-line store at:
www.etsy.com/shop/BobsFlintknapping
Website:
www.BobsFlintknapping.yolasite.com

 We will make a real arrowhead using traditional tools.  Wear long pants, socks and shoes - no sandals.  Bring along a pair of well-fitting leather gloves.  Safety glasses will be provided.  The flintknapping process creates sharp chips, so a cut or two may be experienced by participants.  A signed waiver will be required by each participant.
Nature Scavenger Hunt


Debbie Bornemann and Mary Jo Krueger are Brillion Nature Center volunteers.
Enjoy this guided walk on trails that meander through the woodlands as you search for a list of natural objects.  This program is appropriate for kids of all ages to participate with an adult.  For a more enjoyable experience, please be prepared by bringing insect repellent or long-sleeved clothing to protect from biting flies and mosquitoes.
Art with Sticks and Stones
(Double Session from 12:30 - 3:00)


Lori Schwalenberg and Nancy Probst are Brillion Nature Center Volunteers.Create a unique piece of art using sticks, stones and hot glue.  The nature center has a limited number of hot glue guns to share.  We encourage participants who own a hot glue gun to bring it along to this program.  All other materials will be provided.
Nature Journaling

 Rob Zimmer is a nature and garden writer and radio host.Join us for an intimate Nature Writing Workshop where you will enjoy putting your outdoor observations and memories into words in a rich and inspiring atmosphere. If you have dreamed of journaling and recording your wildlife and nature observations in a special way, you will love this workshop!
Archery


Kim Cooley is an Outdoor Skills Trainer for the WI DNR.  Outside the DNR, Kim enjoys reading, practicing dog agility and hiking with her dogs Duke and Nova.  Kim also enjoys volunteering as a wildlife educator at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.Learn the fundamentals of properly handling and shooting a bow and arrow.  Dan Schroeder will take you through proper techniques and allow you the opportunity to shoot different style bows and arrows.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn about one of the fastest growing sports around in a safe and controlled learning environment With this introduction you can expand to hunting, competitive shooting or just recreational shooting.
Prairie Plant Identification


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.
Learn to identify beautiful native prairie plants found growing in Brillion Nature Center's Behnke Prairie.  Naturalist Louie Lecker will aslo discuss some of the facts and folklore behind Wisconsin's native prairie plants.

Backyard Birding


Frenchy Corbeille has been adding birds to his life list for more than 65 years and has acquired a good deal of knowledge of birds,their habits, habitat, what they eat and where they hide.  He was a volunteer for Cornell University's backyard feeder watch for a number of years. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify birds, the structures that might attract them, and what to feed in order to attract them to your yard.


Session 4:  2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Build a Birdhouse/Feeder


Jeff Mix is the current president of the Brillion Nature Center's board of directors and a member of the banquet committee.  Jeff has been involved with outdoor education for many years and a hobby woodwowrker for even longer.  He enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and most outdoor activities
We will be talking about DIY bird feeders and houses, many of which can be built from common household items.  Participants will have the opportunity to build one of four different DIY feeders and houses.  Please join us for this fun and creative class.
Nature Scavenger Hunt


Debbie Bornemann and Mary Jo Krueger are Brillion Nature Center volunteers.
Enjoy this guided walk on trails that meander through the woodlands as you search for a list of natural objects.  This program is appropriate for kids of all ages to participate with an adult.  For a more enjoyable experience, please be prepared by bringing insect repellent or long-sleeved clothing to protect from biting flies and mosquitoes.
Nature Journaling

Rob Zimmer is a nature and garden writer and radio host.Join us for an intimate Nature Writing Workshop where you will enjoy putting your outdoor observations and memories into words in a rich and inspiring atmosphere. If you have dreamed of journaling and recording your wildlife and nature observations in a special way, you will love this workshop!
Archery


Kim Cooley is an Outdoor Skills Trainer for the WI DNR.  Outside the DNR, Kim enjoys reading, practicing dog agility and hiking with her dogs Duke and Nova.  Kim also enjoys volunteering as a wildlife educator at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.Learn the fundamentals of properly handling and shooting a bow and arrow.  Dan Schroeder will take you through proper techniques and allow you the opportunity to shoot different style bows and arrows.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn about one of the fastest growing sports around in a safe and controlled learning environment With this introduction you can expand to hunting, competitive shooting or just recreational shooting.
Prairie Plant Identification


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.
Learn to identify beautiful native prairie plants found growing in Brillion Nature Center's Behnke Prairie.  Naturalist Louie Lecker will aslo discuss some of the facts and folklore behind Wisconsin's native prairie plants.

Backyard Birding


Frenchy Corbeille has been adding birds to his life list for more than 65 years and has acquired a good deal of knowledge of birds,their habits, habitat, what they eat and where they hide.  He was a volunteer for Cornell University's backyard feeder watch for a number of years.In this workshop, you will learn how to identify birds, the structures that might attract them, and what to feed in order to attract them to your yard.
 
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