Understanding Soils: What Homeowners Need to Know for Their Yards

Waukesha County has over 100 different unique soil types that affect everything from growing to building. Learn about the properties of soil and how these affect your lawns, gardens, trees and all things growing in your landscape. Start improving your landscape by improving your soil! This is an online event.

Healthy Soils Through Composting

Discover the exciting world of soils and a few of the many creatures that live there. Tune in online to learn how you can help soils by composting at home. Then, go on your own exploration for compost critters. This is an online event.

October BioBlitz at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Enjoy the beautiful fall season at Upham Woods for a BioBlitz Community Day on Saturday, October 17! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and will be capped at 45 participants. Arrive anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about biodiversity, why it’s important, and how to complete … Continued

Fantastic Beasts in the Sky

Compete to win the planetarium cup in this Harry Potter and astronomy themed trivia tournament. Use your wizarding wisdom and interstellar intellect to represent your house and become a champion! Register at https://uwm.universitytickets.com/?cid=195. This is an online event.

Raptors and Readers

Join Minocqua Public Library and the Northwoods Wildlife Center for an outdoor, socially distanced presentation about birds of prey. Listen to a story, meet two live raptors and pick up a take and make bag. Event will take place at Torpy Park between the new pavilion and the bandstand.  Call 715-356-4437 for more information.

There’s More to the Dark Than Meets the Eye

Light pollution is changing our skies and affecting everything from wildlife and astronomy to your wallet and overall health! Learn about the hazards and solutions to this growing problem. This is an online event.

The Birthplace of Modern Astrophysics

Discover the fascinating history of Yerkes Observatory and how it made its mark in the scientific world. Explore how Yerkes changed the way observatories functioned to the brilliant scientists that walked its halls. And learn about the instruments and achievements of this beautiful Wisconsin landmark. This is an online event.

Busting Backyard Invasives

Are you battling buckthorn and tired of grabbing garlic mustard? Looking for the latest and greatest control techniques? Learn tips from the pros on how to manage and control these pesky invaders! This is an online event.

Vaccinate the Heartland

It’s the Vaccinate the Heartland Celebration! Join us on Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. to hear amazing speakers, including Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chelsey Clinton and Charlie Barnes. Wait, there’s more? A video contest ($500 in prizes, sponsored by BioForward!) and some virtual hotdish. Join doctors, parents and celebrities as they discuss why immunizations are … Continued

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