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Community Groups & Schools
Naturalists provide hands-on education programs designed to enhance a community group's understanding and knowledge of nature. Programs are generally 45 to 60 minutes in length, depending on age and participation of the group. Programs can be tailored to any and all ages from preschool to seniors. Download our printable Education Program Brochure (PDF).
Naturalists can tailor a program based on your scout group's requirements.
Please call (920) 391-3671 to schedule or for more information.
Our most popular program! Get an up close look at 2-3 live animals! Naturalists choose animals based on the age of the group. Students may have the opportunity to touch certain animals. A program which focuses on a specific wildlife related theme or topic may be requested.
Wisconsin Wildlife Tour
Explore our live, native Wisconsin wildlife on exhibit at the Sanctuary. Walk and talk with a Naturalist about where the animals came from, why they are here, and how these animals would survive in the wild.
Raptor Tour-Birds of Prey
Walk and talk with the Naturalist along our live Bird of Prey exhibits. Bird artifacts will be shared.
Students pull on waders and grab a net to see what they can find in one of our ponds. The Pond Study program lasts approximately 60 minutes and is limited to 15 students at a time. Pond Study is only available during the spring and summer months.
Naturalists will fit each student with snowshoes and lead them out on our refuge trials. Snowshoe Hikes are limited to 15 students at a time and generally last 60 minutes. Available in winter months only and requires a minimum of 6 inches of snow. Please have students dressed for the weather (boots, hats, mittens, etc.). Groups get to visit an area of the Sanctuary that isn’t open to the general public.
Tracks & Signs
Students learn how to find and identify animal tracks and signs. Groups will take a walk outside looking for tracks following a short discussion.
Wolves in Wisconsin
Walk with the Naturalist out to our Wolf Viewing Area. Learn about the myths and realities of these misunderstood animals while viewing our live pack. Wolf artifacts available to touch.
Walk with a Naturalist out to our Deer Exhibit. Learn about the life of this beautiful animal and it’s relationship to humans while viewing live deer in the exhibit. Deer artifacts available to touch.
The World of Bats
A fun program to introduce students to these fascinating and misunderstood animals and their secretive lives both in Wisconsin and around the world. A live bat may be able to make an appearance.
Create Your Own Adventure
Our staff will develop a program based on a particular nature-related topic of your choice.
A walk and talk with a Naturalist. Safari hike themes include birds, trees, insects and others. Seasonal, depending on topic.
Einstein Kit Follow-up Field Trip
The Sanctuary offers a fun 90 minute program based on the Einstein Project Kit "Life Cycle of the Butterfly" or "Animal Studies". A great way to reinforce and review what your class has learned! Teachers, reserve your field trip date early!
|Up to 25 people||$100|
Estuary Lunchroom Reservations: $30.00/hour to guarantee the room and time. Otherwise, the room is open to the public and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Off-Site Programs in Green Bay Area (within 20 miles of the Wildlife Sanctuary)
Off-Site Programs outside of Green Bay (21+ miles of the Wildlife Sanctuary)
Only students need to pay program fees - chaperones, teachers, and parents do not need to pay fees.
Groups should provide one chaperone for every 10 students.
Scheduling Your Program & Payment
All fees must be paid in full at the time reservation is made. Credit card information can be taken over the phone.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Please arrive on time and check in at the office in the Nature Center. The Sanctuary reserves the right to shorten any program for late arrivals.
Call (920) 391-3671 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to schedule a program or for more information.