Head to Horicon in July for guided paddles, archery, youth programs, and more

HORICON, Wis. – If you are looking for outdoor excitement this summer, head to Horicon for guided paddles, archery, youth programs, and more. Or, if you're looking for some indoor fun, check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium!

Tuesday, July 10, 10-11:30 a.m. – Back to Basics: Ultimate Camouflage

Wear your best camouflage and come play hide and seek in the woods. Natural face paint will be provided! Youth program.

Thursday, July 12, 10-11 a.m. – Stories at the Marsh: In the Tall, Tall Grass

Meet at the picnic shelter for stories and then imagine you are a small insect! Best for ages 1-10.

Tuesday, July 17, 10-11:30 a.m. – Back to Basics: Shelter Building

Wildlife are some of the best architects. Come see how they build their shelters and then let's go out to the woods and build your own! Youth program.

Wednesday, July 18, 10-11:30 a.m. – Junior Wildlife Biologist: Native or Invasive?

Learn how biologists help habitats stay healthy by promoting native plants. Bring your own plant home and start your own prairie garden! Youth program.

Thursday, July 19, 10-11:30 a.m. – The Mighty Monarch

Come find out about the Monarch's fascinating life cycle. Participants will also learn correct handling, feeding and sanitation techniques for raising healthy Monarchs along with diseases to be on the lookout for. Best for adults and kids 10 and above.

Friday, July 20, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Guided Paddle

Join wildlife educator, Liz Herzmann, and Bird Club President, Jeff Bahls, on a guided canoe or kayak of Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Pre-registration required and $15 fee per person. Free to Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center Members. Limit of 15 participants. 6.5 mile paddle, takes approximately 3-4 hours depending on wind conditions. No bathroom facilities. Previous paddling experience is required. Must provide own kayak/canoe, paddle, PFD. Contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or [email protected] for information.

Tuesday, July 24, 10-11:30 a.m. – Back to Basics: Nature's Building Blocks

Can you make a boat that floats out of natural materials? Come play with nature's building blocks and find out! Youth program.

Wednesday, July 25, 10-11:30 a.m. – Archery

Opportunity to use NASP equipment for target archery. Equipment will be provided. Please arrive at the designated start time so we can train you on proper shooting techniques before we open the range. Youth program but adults will be allowed to shoot as well when time allows!

Thursday, July 26, 10-11 a.m. – Stories at the Marsh: Water- How does nature use it?

Stories and a hands-on science experiment. Best for ages 1-10.

Friday, July 27, 7-9 p.m. – Full Moon Voyageur Canoe Paddle

Join wildlife educator, Liz Herzmann, and Bird Club President, Jeff Bahls, on a guided Voyageur Canoe ride in the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area at dusk! $15 fee per person. Free to Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center Members. Limit of 12 participants. No bathroom facilities. Previous paddling experience is encouraged. Canoe, PFD and paddles will be provided. Starting location is at the Nebraska Street Boat Landing. More details will be sent to registered participants the week of the trip.

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m. – Summer Wild Women Workshop

A fun and hands-on workshop designed for women ages 18 and up. The workshop will focus on a variety of outdoor skills including tracking/scouting, firearm safety, fishing basics, outdoor cooking and more! Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Limit of 25 participants per session; registration is closed for the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. session. There are still openings for the 1:30-5:30 p.m. slot. For more information form please contact Liz Herzmann at [email protected]

Tuesday, July 31, 10-11:30 a.m. – Back to Basics: Honey I Shrunk the Kids!

It's a whole new world out there when you are the size of an ant. What will you find in the micro world? Youth program.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org [EXIT DNR].

For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.



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