junior naturalistsThe Junior Naturalists program series offers environmental education through games, art and outdoor experiences for kids going into grades K-6. We meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – noon throughout the summer. There is a cost of $5 for members and $7 for non-members per program, or $55/$80 for the series of 12 programs. Reservations are not required, just drop on in! Program scholarships are available to Junior Naturalists participants.

2016 Summer Programs

 

Tuesday, June 21: Tracking Tools

Track us down and discover the animal signs left behind in the outdoors.

(Junior Naturalists’ 4th of July Parade Float Prep: Noon-1:00 p.m. Bring a lunch.)

 

Wednesday, June 22: Terrific Trees

Work together to build a tree and explore their important role in the forest.

(Junior Naturalists’ 4th of July Parade Float Prep: Noon-1:00 p.m. Bring a lunch.)

 

Tuesday, June 28: Big Little Critters

Catch some little critters in the Namekagon River, then look at them BIG with a digital microscope and screen!

(Junior Naturalists’ 4th of July Parade Float Prep: Noon-1:00 p.m. Bring a lunch.)

 

Wednesday, June 29: Sense-ational

Bring your eyes, ears, nose and hands to explore how animals survive in and sense the outdoor world.

(Junior Naturalists’ 4th of July Parade Float Prep: Noon-1:00 p.m. Bring a lunch.)

 

Monday, July 4

Come see the Junior Naturalists’ Float in the 4th of July Parade at 11:00 a.m.!

 

Tuesday, July 5: Stars-n-Stripes in Nature

Explore the different forms of art hidden in nature and create your own earthwork.

 

Wednesday, July 6: Naturalists on the farm

Learn about the science of growing food! We will be meeting at the Cable Community Farm, at 13765 Perry Lake Road, about one mile away from the Cable Natural History Museum. Stop in or call the Museum if you need directions.

 

Tuesday, July 12: Weather Forecasting

Create a take-home weather station and learn the major players in the weather game.

 

Wednesday, July 13: Trash Treasures

Meet some of nature’s own recyclers and explore ways we can help with the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle).

 

Tuesday, July 19: The Sun and the Seasons

Take a spin around the sun and explore the changing seasons of the Northwoods.

 

Wednesday, July 20: Slither, Hiss, and Hop

Be a herpetologist for the day and explore creatures who can breathe through their skin and swallow their food whole!

 

Tuesday, July 26: River Rats

Join the fish crew of the Wisconsin DNR to learn more about what lives in the Namekagon River. Bring water shoes and dress for wet! Parents are welcome.

 

Wednesday, July 27: Lights out, who’s awake?

Nocturnal animals are often difficult to observe because they only come out at night. Brian Heeringa, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Wildlife Biologist, will bring in two live big brown bats for you to have an up close look at one of Wisconsin’s resident bats. Adults are welcome, too.

Everyone is required to sign a risk waiver before participating in Museum programs and activities.

View the waivers here:

Land-based Activity Waiver

Water-based Activity Waiver