Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit

The Kettle Moraine–Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity, and aesthetics.

Programs and Activities:

 Friday, April 6, 2018

Black-masked Bandits Nature Storytime

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Children’s program, Indoor activity, Story time

Where: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Oh no! Here come the black-masked bandits of the forest! Discover how raccoons survive in the woods, along the water’s edge, and even in our big cities. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee).

Thursday, April 12, 2018

An Evening with Nature: Wisconsin’s Spring Bird Migration

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Activities: Birding, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Walk

Where: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

With Kim Grveles, Avian Ecologist with the Dept. of Natural Resources Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, find out what birds migrate to and through our state and in particular the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit and their stopover ecological needs. Learn Pick up tips on how to create/enhance habitat for migrants in your yard. This program is most appropriate for adults and youth over the age of 12 years. Ice Age Visitor Center

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Searching for Early Migrants: Exploring Nature Program

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity

Location: Mauthe Lake Picnic Shelter

It’s spring! Let’s head outside to search for the birds that returned to enjoy early spring in Wisconsin. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect). Get Directions – Mauthe Lake Recreation Area.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Earth Day! Nature Storytime

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Children’s program, Indoor activity, Story time

Where: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Come celebrate Earth Day with stories, games, songs, and lots of fun! This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day – Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day

Location Map: Map of event location

Celebrate EARTH DAY 2018 by volunteering at your Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas!

Help plant trees to replace those lost to Emerald Ash Borer (holes will already be prepared). Meet at the Long Lake Recreation Entrance Station. Bring work gloves and drinking water.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Read and Explore

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Activities: Children’s program, Indoor activity, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Story time

Where: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Drop in to read a book about the signs of spring with a caring adult. Afterwards, head outside to search for spring’s return. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills! Ice Age Visitor Center