Events – Programs and Field Trips

Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment.

This year there is a room change for our programs at MPTC. We will meet in Room B124. It is recommended that people park in lot B and enter door B3. After coming in, turn left and go to room B124.

Community Shopping Night at Just Fare Market

Thursday, December 1, 10 am – 4 pm
Just Fare Market, 7645 N Peebles Lane Suite 2

Audubon’s annual shopping event at Just Fare Market is at their store and also online. To shop online, go to justfare.org, and click on “Shop now.” Browse through an amazing array of items and place your order. Type Audubon in the order memo line, so that we receive credit for your purchase. Pick up your order Thursday or Friday 10–4 or Saturday 10–2.

Just Fare Market, a Fair Trade store, benefits from your support. Fair Trade is a direct and cooperative business approach helping farmers and artisans in developing countries. Fair Trade uses environmentally sustainable practices in production, which is important to those interested in preserving the world’s birds and natural resources. Fond du Lac County Audubon benefits, as we receive 15% of total sales during event hours. Those funds support our local programs, conservation, and education efforts.

Bird Window Strike Project and Peregrine Falcon Program

Wednesday, December 14, 7 pm, MPTC, Room B124

Brad Spanbauer is the Sustainability Director for UW Oshkosh and is involved with the Bird-Window Collision research project and the Peregrine Falcon monitoring project at UW Oshkosh. This presentation will discuss how the bird-window collision project got started in 2018 and the solution implemented, as well as an overview of the previous data collection and ongoing research. In addition, Brad will provide a history of the Peregrine Falcon project at UWO and some fascinating stories of the peregrine falcons that are monitored around the state.

Storm Water Management and Water Quality Program

Wednesday, January 11, 7 pm, MPTC, Room B124

This presentation by Nick Waldschmidt, Stormwater Engineer, will explain the City of Fond du Lac regulations for stormwater management, city stormwater management programs and efforts, how stormwater ponds work, and what residents can do to protect area waterways. Stormwater management regulations include water quality requirements, peak discharge (flooding), infiltration, and protective areas requirements. Steps residents can do to help include household hazardous waste disposal, pet waste management, vehicle washing, yard waste management, proper pesticide and fertilizer application, stream and shoreline management, and infiltration and reuse of stormwater at residential properties. The city also has an Adopt-A-Drain program to keep storm inlet clear of debris and obstruction.

Snowshoe or Hike at Kiekhaefer Park

Saturday, January 21, 1 pm and Sunday, February 12, 1 pm
4235 Kiekhaefer Parkway

Enjoy a guided winter exploration of the hilly trails at beautiful Kiekhaefer Park. If there is good snow, we will snowshoe; otherwise, we will hike. If too muddy or if it’s raining, the event will be canceled.

If you don’t have snowshoes, a limited number will be available by reservation at no charge, courtesy of Attitude Sports. For trail conditions or to reserve snowshoes, call Diana at 920-922-7931 or email dianahbeck@gmail.com.

A History of Hickory Program

Wednesday, February 8, 7 pm, MPTC, Room B124

This presentation by Mike Starshak, president and founder of the Wisconsin Hickory Association, reviews the long and treasured use of Hickory in North America by Native Americans, the earliest European explorers, settlers, colonial Americans, and rural farm families.

For more information on these events, call 920-922-7931 or email dianahbeck@gmail.com.

Explore Local Trails with Your Family

We encourage you and your families to explore some of the beautiful trails in our area on your own and with your families.

Kiekhaefer Park
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum
Peebles Trail
Greenway Arboretum
Hobbs Woods
Shaginappi Park
Eisenbahn State Trail
Archer Thomas Olsen Trail at Lakeside Park West
Mascoutin Valley State Trail (Rosendale)
Northwoods (Rosendale)
Riggs Park (Ripon)