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OWLS - Older, Wiser, Livelier Scholars: Spring Sessions

Fri March 3 - Fri May 19, 2023 Maywood Environmental Park
Sheboygan, WI 53083 US


March 3 - Sapping

Friday Mar 3, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CST

March 10 - Nuts for Knots!

Friday Mar 10, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CST

March 17 - Kayaking

Friday Mar 17, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

March 24 - Primitive Bowl Creation

Friday Mar 24, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

March 31 - Primitive Spoon Creation

Friday Mar 31, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

April 14 - Navigation

Friday Apr 14, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

April 21 - Birding and Binoculars

Friday Apr 21, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

April 28 - Arbor Day

Friday Apr 28, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

May 5 - Macros

Friday May 5, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

May 12 - Offsite at Maribel Caves

Friday May 12, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

May 19 - Wildflowers

Friday May 19, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT


OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Scholars) is a weekly hand-on program designed to help adults connect with the natural world. Weekly topics are based on seasonal happenings at Maywood and feature a combination of indoor and outdoor activities. Participants should dress for the weather, wear shoes/boots appropriate to a variety of trail conditions, and bring their sense of adventure. For some programs, participants may need to bring some basic supplies. See the listings below for details. On days of inclement weather, an indoor program will be offered if possible.

Spring Topics by Program Date:

March 3 - Sapping - learn about which trees can be tapped and how sap is processed into syrup. Indoor and outdoor program.
March 10 - Nuts for Knots! Learn basic knot tying skills with practical applications. All supplies provided.
March 17 - All Things Kayaking. Learn from David Kuckuk and other local paddlers about the best places for kayaking in Wisconsin.
March 24 -  Primitive Bowl Creation. Participants will create a bowl using natural materials and bowl burning techniques. Expect to smell smoky after this program. All supplies provided.
March 31 - Primitive Spoon Making. Participants will fashion a wooden spoon using carving and burning techniques. Bring a sharp lock-back or sheath knife.

April 14 - Navigation. Participants will learn techniques for navigating with a compass and topographical maps followed by practical applications outdoors. All supplies provided.
April 21 -  Birding. Learn what to look for in binoculars and basic birding techniques. Bring binoculars if you have them. Limit supply available to borrow.
April 28 - Arbor Day. Learn how trees have transformed Maywood. Then join in planting trees at the park.

May 5 - Macros. Explore the smaller side of nature with hand-lenses and macro-scopes. Bring a hand lens if you have one or borrow from our supply.
May 12 -  Maribel Caves. We'll venture north for a field trip to Maribel Caves. Bring flashlights and drinking water; wear old clothing and shoes. Bring a change of clothing including shoes, and a bag for dirty clothes. Pre-registration required.
May 19 - Wildflowers. Explore the beauty of spring as we search for and identify wildflowers at Maywood. Bring binoculars and wildflower guides if you have them.

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Maywood Environmental Park
3615 Mueller Rd
Sheboygan, WI 53083 US

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