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Arboretum Family Walk: Spring Is Here

Date(s): 5/11/2014

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike tailored to families with young children. We’ll explore the prairies, woodlands or wetlands near the Visitor Center.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Mother’s Day Walk: Spring Sampler

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike exploring the Arboretum’s woodlands, wetlands and prairie. Bring Mom to see the wildflowers!
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Date(s): 5/10/2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Nighttime Hike

Date(s): 9/4/2014

6:30 PM

Ice Age Trail University Ridge Golf Course, Madison
Join us for a 3-mile hike on a unique section of the Ice Age Trail that goes through a golf course.
The hike will begin at the Ice Age Junction, and then go northwest right through the UW golf course. We will probably use a shuttle for cars to make this a one-way hike. Take Hwy PD west toward Hwy M. At the top of the hill, the parking lot is on the south side of PD. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Contact Kathy Mulbrandon for more info.
Kathy Mulbrandon, kmulb@charter.net or Sierra Club State Offices at 256-0565

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Nighttime Hike

Date(s): 7/8/2014

6:30 PM

Take Mineral Point Rd. ~2.3 miles west of the Beltline, turn left on Pioneer, and then right on Valley View which turns left and becomes Mound View. Go another .5 miles to the kiosk on the right on Mound View Rd.
Join us for a 3-mile interpretive hike to learn about
prairie and woodland vegetation on the Ice Age Trail at
the Valley View preserve. We should have a beautiful
sunset, and then a nice moonrise. We’ll hike several trail
loops and learn from the interpretive signs. Take Mineral
Point Rd. ~2.3 miles west of the Beltline, turn left on
Pioneer, and then right on Valley View which turns left
and becomes Mound View. Go another .5 miles to the
kiosk on the right on Mound View Rd. Bring a flashlight
or headlamp. Contact Kathy Mulbrandon for more info.

Kathy Mulbrandon, kmulb@charter.net or Sierra Club State Offices at 256-0565

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Devil’s Lake State Park Rim Hike

Date(s): 6/14/2014

Meet at 10 am

Meet at 10 am at the South Shore parking lot and meet by the concession Devil’s Lake is – 3 miles south of Baraboo off Hwy 113. Take the S. Lake Rd. entrance off Hwy 113. A state park sticker or day pass is required for cars.
Take the scenic rim hike around both the east and west
bluffs that surround Devil’s Lake. Along the way learn
about the powerful forces of plate tectonics, volcanism
and massive glaciers that shaped the place we call Devil’s
Lake over the last 2 billion years. The hiking varies from
easy to moderately challenging with some climbing
over rocky, steep and potentially slippery trails with an
elevation change of about 600 feet.
Meet at 10 am at the South Shore parking lot and meet
by the concession. Devil’s Lake is – 3 miles south of
Baraboo off Hwy 113. Take the S. Lake Rd. entrance
off Hwy 113. A state park sticker or day pass is required
for cars. Contact Kathy Mulbrandon to RSVP or if you
wish to carpool.

Kathy Mulbrandon, kmulb@charter.net or Sierra Club State Offices at 256-0565

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Sauk County Earth Day Celebration

Date(s): 4/27/2014

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo
A family event with over 50 hands-on, fun displays for youth and adults, four mini-workshops, door prizes, and more! Free admission! Please visit our website for more information and details: http://saukcountyearthday.org/

Encore!!Art -- Reuse, Recycle, Rethink (recycled art competition and display) will be held at the Sauk County Earth Day event. For more information, see http://www.wi-scaa.org/

During the week prior to the event, environmental stewardship projects and activities will be coordinated throughout the county by Sauk County businesses, organizations, clubs, etc.
Penny Pohle, 608-355-4839, ppohle@co.sauk.wi.us

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Wild Earth Day

Date(s): 4/26/2014

10 am to 3 pm

Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI
Includes two live exotic animal shows, a bug-eating plant display and other family friendly activities.
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 608-752-3885

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13th Annual International Bioethics Forum: "3.8 Billion Years of Wisdom: Exploring the Genius of Nature"

Date(s): 5/1/2014 Date(s): 5/2/2014

May 1: 7:30am - 8:00pm/May 2: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI
Explore consciousness through the perspective of intelligence in nature at the 2014 International Bioethics Forum: 3.8 Billion Years of Wisdom: Exploring the Genius of Nature. Hosted by the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) and Promega Corporation, the conference will take place
May 1–2, 2014, in Madison, Wisconsin. Presenters include Wade Davis (anthropologist, author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence), Dayna Baumeister (Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Co-founder), Louie Schwartzberg (cinematographer, director and producer) and Jeremy Narby (anthropologist and author).
Designed for the general public, the forum is dedicated to sharing scientific information and considering related social and ethical implications. Forum registrants also have the opportunity to join a presenter for a small group discussion over dinner on Thursday evening, May 1. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.btci.org/bioethics/default.html.
Karin Borgh, karin.borgh@btci.org, 608-277-2508

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Arboretum Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Early Spring flowering Woody Ornamentals

Date(s): 4/30/2014

7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
This tour, led by Professor Emeritus of Horticulture and garden curator Ed Hasselkus, will include the yellow and Little Girl Series magnolias, early lilacs and rhododendrons, and other spring flowering plants. Tour will last until dusk.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Earth Partnership for Families: Springtime at Teal Pond

Date(s): 4/27/2014

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free program for families. Come celebrate the end of Earth Week by dipping a net into the pond and learning about the wetland habitat. What animals are stirring about in the pond? Explore with us the awakening of water critters. Ongoing drop-in activities inside the Visitor Center; naturalist-led hike from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Walk: Woodland Wildflowers

Date(s): 4/27/2014

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. As spring progresses, more flowers emerge. We will look for windflower, troutlily, rue-anemone and Virginia bluebells along the trails of our restored woodlands.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date(s): 4/26/2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet on the Visitor Center front steps. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Arboretum Native Plant Garden Tour: Early Signs of Spring

Date(s): 4/23/2014

7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
As trees and shrubs begin to leaf out, Dutchman’s-breeches, anemones and rue-anemones might be blooming in the woodland gardens. In our prairie gardens, we may find Pasque flower, prairie smoke, and bird’s-foot violet. Tour will last until dusk.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Walk: For Love of the Earth

Date(s): 4/20/2014

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. This week marks Easter, Earth Day, and John Muir's birthday. Where does your inspiration come from? Join the naturalist to search for signs of spring and renewal. Note: Visitor Center building will not be open.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date(s): 4/19/2014

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Upper Yahara River Trail Walk

Date(s): 4/26/2014

9:00am

Conservancy Commons Park, 6822 Yellowwood Lane, DeForest
Sponsored by the Dairyland Walkers, this 5K/10K event will start from the park shelter. Walkers may register and start walking anytime between 9 a.m. and noon and must finish by 3 p.m. Cost is $3.00 for volkssport credit and $2.00 for youths and noncredit adults. Both routes are mostly on the asphalt Upper Yahara River Trail, which is in a natural and wooded setting along the river. There is also a 1.5K stroll through the residential Conservancy Place neighborhood. For more info visit www.dairylandwalkers.com.
Mary Liebig, 608-846-2299, mbliebig@charter.net

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Celebrate Muir’s Birthday, Earth Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Date(s): 4/19/2014

10 am to 4:00 pm

John Muir Memorial Park, located at N1383 CR-F in Montello
Join the WI Friends of John Muir, the Sierra Club, and others to celebrate John Muir’s Birthday, the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and Earth Day on Saturday April 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at John Muir Memorial Park, located at N1383 CR-F in Montello.

This multi-location event includes a morning litter clean-up, hike, John Muir exhibit, children’s concert with the Prairie Sands band, birthday cake, and more!
Lacinda Athen, 608-274-7870

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