Events

Family Earth Day at Bubolz

Celebrate Earth Day at Bubolz! Each child will have the opportunity to create a pinecone bird feeder and upcycled flower pot inside the nature center. Then we will head to the pond to do some pond dipping and exploration.

Dress for the weather with shoes/boots that can get muddy.

Pre-registration required:
Members: $25 a Family

Non-members: $30 a Family

There are no refunds for cancellations. Substitutions are permitted. Refunds will only be offered if Bubolz cancels the event due to low registration.

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Girl Scouts: Outdoor Art: Cancelled

April 13th, 2024 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm

This program has been cancelled.

From a blue sky to a bird’s song to a white cedar forest, nature can give you lots of ideas for art! Join us as we explore the outdoors and use what we see, hear, and feel to create an art project. This adventure will cover requirements in the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker Badge and Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge.

Troop Levels: Daisy and Brownie
Cost: $8/Scout or sibling
Seasons: Fall and Spring
Max: 25 scouts (1 or 2 adults per troop)

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Girl Scouts: GPS/Geocaching

April 13th, 2024 | 9:00 – 11:00 am

Join us for a GPS and Geocaching adventure. Scouts will learn the basics of geocaching – how it works, what is needed, and then go out on our designed trail in search of caches. This adventure will meet requirements for the Geocaching Badge.

Troop Level: Juniors and Cadettes
Cost: $8/Scout
Seasons: Fall and Spring
Max: 25 scouts (1 or 2 adults per troop)

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Crafts & Cocktails

Join us for our first Craft & Cocktail night!

Choose a glass cup or jar to etch a design into, as you enjoy specialty cocktails and gourmet s’mores!

This event will teach you what glass etching is as well as how to do it, before enjoying some time by our fire or creating more crafts for yourself or loved ones!

1 Glass etching per person

Cards, cocktails and s’mores will be available unlimited throughout the event as supplies last.

Cost: $35 a person.

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Scouts Snowshoeing: Cancelled

Cancelled due to lack of snow.
February 24, 2024 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Open to Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts.

Scouts will go on a snowshoe adventure. They will learn a little about how they work, collect the proper gear, practice a bit, and then go out on the trails. This program is weather dependent as we need a specific amount of snow.

Troop Level: All
Cost: $8/Scout & $10/Adults (if adults want to rent snowshoes)
Season: Winter
Max: 35 scouts (1 or 2 adults per troop)

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March Sit & Stroll: Cancelled

This program has been cancelled.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

March 1, 2024 | 9:00 – 10:00 am

We will have time to discuss the parts of bats, their importance in the world and local ecosystems, as well as how they are similar yet different to birds. Stellaluna the bat was raised by birds, and while they had many similar qualities, there were some that made Stellaluna question herself and her differences.

Once we are done with our indoor activities we will head outside for a short nature hike where we will look and listen for birds, as well as play a bat echolocation game!

Sit & Stroll Nature series is for children 2+ years old and an adult to explore nature in fun, hands-on ways! Each month we will connect to a new theme through stories, activities and outdoor exploration at the preserve!

Each child must attend with an adult (at no extra charge). Siblings two and under are free to attend with an older sibling.

This program requires pre-registration and pre-payment. Registration must occur one week prior to the event. If the event has an attendance of 15 or fewer, the event will be cancelled for that month. You will receive a reminder email the week of programming with more details.

If you registered for a program and cannot attend, you may donate your ticket fee or use the ticket for another session (must be discussed with naturalist prior).

Cost: $5 One ticket is good for a 2+ year old child and an adult (younger siblings also allowed)

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Winnebago Audubon & Bird Walk

February 24, 2024 | 9:00 – 11:00 am

The Winnebago Audubon Society will be here to discuss Wisconsin birds and how our local habitat affects the type of birds that overwinter in our area. They will also go over birdwatching tips and tricks including how to use field guides, apps, and general bird id. We will then go out on a hike searching for birds and other flora and fauna.

We have a limited supply of binoculars, but please bring your own if you have them.

Cost: $5 a person.

There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration.

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BrewSki 2024

BrewSki 2024 will take place on Friday, February 9th at Bubolz Nature Preserve, bringing together snow, craft beer, wine, and cocktails! With fun on tap from 5:00 – 8:00pm, participants will kick off their BrewSki experience out on the Preserve’s 1 mile snowshoe or 1.5 mile ski trail illuminated by candles and moonlight. Warm up in The Lodge inside the Bubolz Nature Center where you will sample beers, wines, and cocktails and warm food!

This event is designed for ages 21 and over.

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Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

Come on out to Bubolz for an evening hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski on our 1 mile snowshoe trail or 1.5 mile cross country ski trail. There is no pre-registration for this event. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis and will be determined on snow and trail conditions. Some dates may be modified to a hike.

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Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

Come on out to Bubolz for an evening hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski on our 1 mile snowshoe trail or 1.5 mile cross country ski trail. There is no pre-registration for this event. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis and will be determined on snow and trail conditions. Some dates may be modified to a hike.

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