Events – Programs and Field Trips

Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment. From September through May, monthly evening programs take place at Moraine Park Technical College. From National Avenue, turn into parking lot O and enter door O-1. Classrooms are on your left. Audubon programs are open to the public with no admission fee. Adults, families, and young people with an interest in environmental issues are encouraged to attend. Our complete schedule of events, programs, and field trips can be downloaded here.

SNOWY OWLS AND PROJECT SNOWSTORM
Wednesday, December 12, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Gene Jacobs, President of Raptor Services, will give a presentation on snowy owls and the tracking of their annual movements.

DYNAMICS OF LAKE WINNEBAGO ALGAL BLOOMS
Wednesday, January 9, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Dr. Marcel Dijkstra, Professor of Environmental Engineering, will discuss seasonal dynamics in lakes, relating stratification, wind mixing, and oxygen levels near the sediments to algal growth, followed by a discussion of dynamics observed in disturbed ecosystems.

SNOWSHOE AT KIEKHAEFER PARK
Saturday, January 19, 1 pm
Kiekhaefer Park

Enjoy a guided winter exploration of the hilly trails at the beautiful and unique Kiekhaefer Park.

Don’t have snowshoes? A limited number of participants will be able to reserve snowshoes at no charge, courtesy of Attitude Sports. For trail conditions or to reserve snowshoes, call Diana at 922-7931 or email dianahbeck@gmail.com. From Fond du Lac, take Highway 151 north for three miles to Kiekhaefer Parkway. Turn right on Kiekhaefer Parkway, go to the parking lot on the north side of the road, 4235 Kiekhaefer Parkway.

If there is no snow and the conditions are not muddy, we will be hiking instead of snowshoeing.

BIRDING IN ECUADOR
Wednesday, February 13, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103/104

Jeff Baughman, an active birder for 40 years, will share information and photos from a tour he led to Ecuador. This tiny country, with 1600 species of birds, offers more bird diversity in less space than any other country in the world!

AQUAPONICS FIELD TRIP
Friday, March 1, 1 pm
Montello

At Nelson and Pade Aquaponics, see how fish and plants are grown together in one integrated, soil-less, commercial, sustainable, year-round farming system. $10/person. Meet at southwest end of Menards parking lot at 11:30 am to form carpool. Return by 3:15 pm.

PRUNING FOR TREES OR WILDLIFE
Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Kevin Hamm, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, will present information on proper tree pruning techniques for various scenarios with considerations given for wildlife.