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Fall 2018

Cancellation Policy - Unfortunately, Mosquito Hill Nature Center is not immune from the current economic challenges. Therefore, we find it necessary to adhere fully to the following policy: MHNC staff reserves the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment has not been met by the registration deadline. We ask you to preregister for programs because of the need to purchase supplies in advance. If we need to cancel a program, your payment will be refunded in full. If you need to cancel, please notify us at least 48 hours before the class. If we are able to fill your spot, you will be refunded in full; if not, we will refund 50% of your fee. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the class, your entire registration fee will be forfeited. Please help us ensure the success of our programs by registering and paying before the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information or to register for a program, please email us or call the center at  (920) 779-6433.

 

The Calendar


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Environmental Merit Badge Clinic
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Boy Scouts will explore all aspects of the natural environment and learn how to protect our natural resources. This is an intensive workshop and several assignments need to be completed before the clinic. Early registration is strongly recommended. Scouts must be 14 years old by the time of the clinic.

Cost: $25/scout
Registration and payment are due August 1.

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Monarch Tagging Workshop
Sunday, August 26, 12:30 – 3:00 PM

Every fall, millions of monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains make their way down to the Transvolcanic Mountains in Central Mexico where they overwinter. And every fall, hundreds of thousands of tags are purchased to place on migrating monarchs to help scientists answer many questions about their migration pattern. Join naturalist Jessica Miller as she explains the basics behind one of the coolest phenomenon on Earth, monarch migration. In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to assist with tagging, testing and releasing a butterfly. Registration is limited.

Cost: $6/person or $10/household
Registration and payment are due August 16.

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Yin Yoga

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Yin yoga consists of a series of poses that mainly work the connective tissues in the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady stretch. These passive poses are held for up to five minutes with the aid of straps, blocks, bolsters and other yoga props. This is a slow paced class appropriate for those with the ability to move through seated, standing, kneeling and reclined positions.

Cost: $25/4-week class or $8/session
Pay in advance or walk-ins welcome.

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Naturalist Led Night Hike
Saturday, September 8, 8:30 – 10:30 PM

Join naturalist Mike Hibbard and explore the property under the darkness of a new moon. Learn about nocturnal plants and animals in their natural habitats. The hike will follow a short indoor program. Participants are asked to bring a headlamp or flashlight and dress for the weather.

Cost: $6/adults, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due ASAP.

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Dragonfly Weaving Workshop
Sunday, September 9, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Use reed basket-weaving materials to make three bright and beautiful creatures! Instructor Jeni Mursau will show you how to weave three dragonflies, three butterflies or a combination of both. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided, including a clear protective covering.

Cost: $45
Registration and payment due September 2.

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Memory Cafe'
Wednesday, September 12,  1:30-3:00 PM 

Nature offers so much to learn about and enjoy, from A to Z. We'll see what we know, what we can learn, and what experiences we can share as we go through the alphabet of the outdoors. Enjoy friends, old and new, as well as some snacks, laughter and music with us at the Hill! 

Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in.

No charge.

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Vintage Marketplace at the Vineyard and the Hill
Sunday, September 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Shop more than 40 vintage and artisan vendors at MHNC and Whistler’s Knoll Vineyard, Hortonville. Enjoy the flavors from local food trucks and watch artist demonstrations. Our raffle drawing will be held at the conclusion of the event.

Cost: $4 admission includes entrance to both locations.

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Raffle Drawing Held

At the conclusion of the Vintage Market, a raffle drawing will be held at MHNC to announce the winners of the 2018 Mosquito Hill Raffle. $1,500, $1,000, and $500 cash prizes will be awarded along with an Amazon Show personal digital assistant, valued at $250. Tickets are on sale now for $15 each or two for $20. Winners do not need to be present to win. Stop in to make your purchase or contact us for more details.

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Webelos Workshop: Into the Woods/Into the Wild
Saturday, September 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Scouts will earn both elective adventures during this workshop with director Mike Hibbard. Learn about the plants and animals around us. Find out how they are dependent on each other and how both are important parts of the ecosystem. We will also discuss human impact on the environment. Space is limited.

Cost: $8/scout
Registration and payment due September 15.

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Honey Sunday
Sunday, September 23, 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Come and help us celebrate the honeybee and the gentle art of beekeeping during this annual event co-sponsored with the Waupaca County Beekeepers’ Association. Watch honey being extracted from the hive, beeswax candle dipping and a cooking demonstration. Take in some short informational sessions, visit the kids’ craft area and, of course, don’t miss out on our delicious honey-baked goods and honey sundaes. Bring your family and friends out for some sweet sensations.

Cost: $10/car

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Landowner Conservation Workshop
Saturday, October 6, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Landowners will learn about ways to improve their land for bees, birds, and bucks. They will also learn of the conservation programs available through federal, state and county agencies that will help them achieve habitat and conservation goals. At 9:00 AM participants will gather at the nature center and carpool to tour two properties currently in different programs with a variety of different practices and speak with the landowners. After lunch, agency professionals will be available to explain the various programs that are available to land owners and answer questions. This event is hosted/facilitated by Julie Peterson, Pheasants Forever and Mosquito Hill director Mike Hibbard.

Cost: $20/person, $18/students, seniors, FOMH and includes lunch.
Registration and payment due September 28.

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Bear Cub Workshop: Beat of the Drum
Saturday, October 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Scouts will learn about the history and culture of the Native Americans of our area during this hands on workshop. Make a traditional craft and explore some of the rich history of the nature center and surrounding area. Space is limited.

Cost: $8/scout
Registration and payment due September 28.

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Yin Yoga
Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Yin yoga consists of a series of poses that mainly work the connective tissues in the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady stretch. These passive poses are held for up to five minutes with the aid of straps, blocks, bolsters and other yoga props. This is a slow paced class appropriate for those with the ability to move through seated, standing, kneeling and reclined positions.

Cost: $25/4-week class or $8/session
Pay in advance or walk-ins welcome.

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16th Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Saturday, October 13, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Don’t miss the family event of the season! As the full moon rises behind Mosquito Hill, jack-o-lanterns will smile, hayride wagons will be filled with fresh straw and our center will be visited by live critters. The evening will be filled with stargazing through telescopes, hayrides, the Great Pumpkin Walk, learning sessions, games and much more. Snacks and beverages will be for sale.

Cost: $10/car
No reservations necessary.

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: The Sex Life of Plants – The Inside Scoop
October 18, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Why are you attracted to flowers? Many other animals are, too. How do plants do this? This G-rated presentation will help us understand the complex and fascinating ways of plant reproduction. Our presenter is Dr. Nicholas Maravolo, emeritus professor of biology, Lawrence University

Cost: $6/person, $4/students, seniors & FOMH
Registration and payment due October 13.

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Mosquito Hill Endurance Runs
Saturday & Sunday, October 27 – 28

This event, now in its third year has something for everyone. Participants will complete 3.1 mile loops (to the top of Mosquito Hill) and may choose one of six races: a moonlight 5K, 3-hour, 6-hour, 12-hour, 24-hour and a last-person-standing race (not for the faint of heart)! Visit www.runrace.net to register and find updates on Facebook (Mosquito Hill Endurance Run). All proceeds benefit MHNC.

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Weave Your Own Tobacco Basket
Sunday, October 28, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Be part of the current decorating trend by weaving this primitive basket which was originally used to collect and carry tobacco leaves harvested from the plantation fields of the south. Today’s baskets are used to hold light produce or flowers, or as a home décor piece. No weaving experience is necessary. Staining your finished basket is optional; stain colors include clear, oak, maple, walnut, black walnut or driftwood.

Cost: $45 per person (Stain is $5. Please pay instructor directly.)
Registration and payment due October 19.

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Restorative Yoga
Sunday, November 4, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Restorative yoga is a therapeutic practice that allows for relief of tension and stress. Postures are practiced on the floor with the support of props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks and are held anywhere from 2 to 15 minutes. Experience gentle stretching and strengthening of the body. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to gather the necessary props and prepare your space. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Cost: $15/person
Registration and payment due October 26.

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Woven Twill Star Workshop
Saturday, November 10, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Come learn to weave the beautiful woven twill star. Many use the star as a tree topper. They also look great hanging on the wall or in a window. At this workshop, you will learn to weave and finish one star approximately 10” wide. You will be given the pattern and additional 1/4" reed to make a second at home on your own. No weaving experience is necessary.

Cost: $45 (Includes a clear protective coat on your star)
Registration and payment due October 30.

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Adult Make & Take
Sunday, November 11, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Inspired by the popularity of our holiday make and take event for children, we’re planning one just for adults. Sign up with your friends, enjoy an adult beverage and snacks while you create 3 unique gifts suitable for holiday giving. All materials, beverages and snacks are provided.

Cost: $30/person
Registration and payment are due November 1.

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Holiday Make & Take
Saturday, December 8, 9:00 – 11:00 AM or 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

You won’t want your kids to miss this one! They’ll make eight unique gifts and wrap them with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your child’s holiday shopping is complete. This event is most appropriate for 4 – 12 year olds. No one younger than 4 years, please.

Cost: $15/child
Registration and payment due November 30.
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For more information or to register for a program, please email us or call the center at (920) 779-6433.

 

 

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