Nov
28
StoryWalk: "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" By: Theresa Longenecker

This event is ongoing - the StoryWalk is available to visit daily (Monday - Sunday).

Come out the Lussier Family Heritage Center prairie trails for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" by Theresa Longenecker. The book starts just past the Prairie Learning Center sign (behind the Pollinator Garden).

Do you know what animals live, grow, and explore in the snow? This book features accurate facts about the animals that live in snow covered habitats such as polar bears, penguins, articic foxes, and more! This book is perfect for our youngest readers, but provides fun facts that even our oldest readers will enjoy. 

Note: Due to COVID-19 the Lussier Family Heritage Center bathroom facilities are closed. A porta-let is available for use near the campground. 

Dec
5
StoryWalk: "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" By: Theresa Longenecker

This event is ongoing - the StoryWalk is available to visit daily (Monday - Sunday).

Come out the Lussier Family Heritage Center prairie trails for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" by Theresa Longenecker. The book starts just past the Prairie Learning Center sign (behind the Pollinator Garden).

Do you know what animals live, grow, and explore in the snow? This book features accurate facts about the animals that live in snow covered habitats such as polar bears, penguins, articic foxes, and more! This book is perfect for our youngest readers, but provides fun facts that even our oldest readers will enjoy. 

Note: Due to COVID-19 the Lussier Family Heritage Center bathroom facilities are closed. A porta-let is available for use near the campground. 

Dec
8
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join Natural Areas Staff at Walking Iron County Park on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds, clearing invasive brush, brush pile burning and/or spreading additional prairie seed.  All tools and training will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

COVID-19 guidelines: Sign-up required--slots are limited; wear mask at orientation, break, and when social distancing of at least 6' cannot be maintained. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Or Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Dec
12
StoryWalk: "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" By: Theresa Longenecker

This event is ongoing - the StoryWalk is available to visit daily (Monday - Sunday).

Come out the Lussier Family Heritage Center prairie trails for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" by Theresa Longenecker. The book starts just past the Prairie Learning Center sign (behind the Pollinator Garden).

Do you know what animals live, grow, and explore in the snow? This book features accurate facts about the animals that live in snow covered habitats such as polar bears, penguins, articic foxes, and more! This book is perfect for our youngest readers, but provides fun facts that even our oldest readers will enjoy. 

Note: Due to COVID-19 the Lussier Family Heritage Center bathroom facilities are closed. A porta-let is available for use near the campground. 

Jan
12
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join Natural Areas Staff at Walking Iron County Park on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds, clearing invasive brush, brush pile burning and/or spreading additional prairie seed.  All tools and training will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

COVID-19 guidelines: Sign-up required--slots are limited; wear mask at orientation, break, and when social distancing of at least 6' cannot be maintained. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Or Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Jan
26
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join Natural Areas Staff at Walking Iron County Park on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds, clearing invasive brush, brush pile burning and/or spreading additional prairie seed.  All tools and training will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

COVID-19 guidelines: Sign-up required--slots are limited; wear mask at orientation, break, and when social distancing of at least 6' cannot be maintained. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Or Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Feb
9
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join Natural Areas Staff at Walking Iron County Park on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds, clearing invasive brush, brush pile burning and/or spreading additional prairie seed.  All tools and training will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

COVID-19 guidelines: Sign-up required--slots are limited; wear mask at orientation, break, and when social distancing of at least 6' cannot be maintained. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Or Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Feb
23
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join Natural Areas Staff at Walking Iron County Park on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds, clearing invasive brush, brush pile burning and/or spreading additional prairie seed.  All tools and training will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

COVID-19 guidelines: Sign-up required--slots are limited; wear mask at orientation, break, and when social distancing of at least 6' cannot be maintained. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Or Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Mar
9
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join Natural Areas Staff at Walking Iron County Park on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds, clearing invasive brush, brush pile burning and/or spreading additional prairie seed.  All tools and training will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

COVID-19 guidelines: Sign-up required--slots are limited; wear mask at orientation, break, and when social distancing of at least 6' cannot be maintained. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Or Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Aug
6
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists.  The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers.  Attendees of all skill-level are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in! This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under.  David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.  

Aug
7
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists.  The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers.  Attendees of all skill-level are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in! This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under.  David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.