Friday, April 15, 2011

Busy Weekend for Earth Day Bouquet!

Nature Net's Earth Day Bouquet is in full swing this weekend! Bring your friends and families to these great events:

Saturday, April 16
International Crane Foundation
Annual Midwest Crane Count 5:30-7:30am
Help ICF monitor the Eastern population of Greater Sandhill Cranes as they return to their breeding grounds in the Midwest. You might even be lucky enough to spot a member of the reintroduced flock of endangered Whooping Cranes!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Isthmus Green Day 9am-5pm
Get geared up for a full day of family fun with ALNC at the 4th Annual Isthmus Green Day eco-celebration at the Monona Terrace! Includes eco-expert presentations, entertainment and sustainable children’s activities.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Garden Silks: Making Silk Scarves with Botanical Dyes 9-11am
Create beautifully dyed silk scarves using common garden plants and grocery store finds such as blueberries and tea leaves with Shelley Ryan, host of Public Television’s Wisconsin Gardener. Grades 6+. % $

Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Great Eggspectations 9:30-11:30am; 1:30-3:30pm
Hear the legend of the rabbit and adorn your own spring basket using materials from the land. Hike to search for basket trimmings and dye eggs naturally. % $

Madison Children's Museum
Family Farm Day 11am-3pm
Gather your family and friends to see, taste, and experience what Wisconsin's agriculture has to offer. This hands-on event is sure to make you moo with delight!

Sunday, April 17
Henry Vilas Zoo
Conservation Celebrations 9:30am-5pm
Gear up for Earth Day with the Zoo! Hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, displays and give-aways will teach your family about alternative energy, tree planting and the environment.

UW Geology Museum
Open House 12-4pm
Learn about glaciers and the last Ice Age at the UW Geology Museum. This fun family event includes activities for the kids and special museum hours.

UW Arboretum
Wildflower Walk 1-2:30pm
Join this afternoon walk along the trails of Gallistel Woods to look for early spring wildflowers, such as bloodroot, toothwort and spring beauty.

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