A Day Outdoors: Arts, Skills, Adventures Workshop



2019 Event has been cancelled.

Check back with us next year.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Workshop Session 1:  8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Workshop Session 2:  9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Workshop Session 3:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Fee:  $25.00


Participate in up to THREE 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:  8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Bird Feeders and Houses


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 activitiesThis class will teach you just how easy and inexpensive it is to attract birds to your yard.  During this hands-on class you will be building a bird house and/or feeder.  If time allows, you can build a couple to take home to start attracting our feathered friends to your yard.
Appropriate for all ages.
Nature Scavenger Hunt


To Be Determined
Join us on this fun and adventurous scavenger hunt around the property of the Brillion Nature Center.  During your hunt, you will discover the BNC's many ecosystems including prairie, woodland, and marsh.  Search for items on your scavenger list and enjoy your walk in nature. Appropriate for all ages.
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.If you always wanted to learn to shoot a bow, this class is for you.  Whether you want to hunt, target shoot, or just cross it off your bucket list, this hands-on class will teach you the basics of archery.  You will learn proper technique, safety, and all aspects of the sport known as archery. Ages 6+
Campfire Cooking
To Be Determined
Most of us know how to grill but find it a problem taking the grill camping.  This class will give you the basic skills and knowledge to cook over an open campfire.  Whether you are at a campground or at your own backyard fire pit, you will learn how to make delicious meals.
Ages 12 +

Dream Catchers


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.This unique class will have you creating Dream Catchers.  The legend is the Ojibwa believe that night is full of both good and bad dreams.  When a dream catcher is hung above the place where you sleep, it moves freely in the night air and catches the good dreams as they drift by.
Ages 10+



Session 2:  9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Bird Feeders and Houses


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 activitiesThis class will teach you just how easy and inexpensive it is to attract birds to your yard.  During this hands-on class you will be building a bird house and/or feeder.  If time allows, you can build a couple to take home to start attracting our feathered friends to your yard.
Appropriate for all ages.
Personal Protection

Brillion Police
Do you feel comfortable walking alone on a trail or in your own neighborhood?  During this class, members of the Brillion Police Department will teach you basic skills and techniques to protect yourself and others around you.  You're never too young or too old to learn to protect yourself.
Ages 12+
Nature Scavenger Hunt


To Be Determined
Join us on this fun and adventurous scavenger hunt around the property of the Brillion Nature Center.  During your hunt, you will discover the BNC's many ecosystems including prairie, woodland, and marsh.  Search for items on your scavenger list and enjoy your walk in nature.
Appropriate for all ages.
Grapevine Wreaths


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.
Bring out your inner craftsman during this hands-on class on designing and making a decorative grapevine wreath.  Grapevines are found in almost every woodlot in Wisconsin, so getting started is very inexpensive.  Learn the skills and techniques to decorate your home or office.
Ages 10+
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.If you always wanted to learn to shoot a bow, this class is for you.  Whether you want to hunt, target shoot, or just cross it off your bucket list, this hands-on class will teach you the basics of archery.  You will learn proper technique, safety, and all aspects of the sport known as archery.
Ages 6+


Session 3:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

 Art Workshop   

 Presenting Artist
 Description
Bird Feeders and Houses


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
This class will teach you just how easy and inexpensive it is to attract birds to your yard.  During this hands-on class you will be building a bird house and/or feeder.  If time allows, you can build a couple to take home to start attracting our feathered friends to your yard.
Appropriate for all ages.
Personal Protection


Brillion Police
Do you feel comfortable walking alone on a trail or in your own neighborhood?  During this class, members of the Brillion Police Department will teach you basic skills and techniques to protect yourself and others around you.  You're never too young or too old to learn to protect yourself.
Ages 12+
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.If you always wanted to learn to shoot a bow, this class is for you.  Whether you want to hunt, target shoot, or just cross it off your bucket list, this hands-on class will teach you the basics of archery.  You will learn proper technique, safety, and all aspects of the sport known as archery.
Ages 6+
Beeswax Candles


Louie Lecker is the Naturalist at Brillion Nature Center.  She has been teaching environmentally based programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 25 years.
Before the mass production of factory-made wax, the settlers would use beeswax to light their homes.  In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make your very own candles out of beeswax and it is sure to be the most "enlightening" class you can take.
Ages 8+

Campfire Cooking


To Be Determined
Most of us know how to grill but find it a problem taking the grill camping.  This class will give you the basic skills and knowledge to cook over an open campfire.  Whether you are at a campground or at your own backyard fire pit, you will learn how to make delicious meals.
Ages 12+

 
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