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Visit Horicon Marsh in September and learn more about the amphibians and reptiles that inhabit the marsh, learn to shoot a bow and arrow, or go for a paddle with friends and family.

 

And, be sure to save some time during your visit to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center’s new Explorium(admission fees can be found online).

 

  • Thursday, Sept. 8, 10-11 a.m. – Stories at the MarshJoin a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for “Slippery, Slimy, Scaly” themed storytelling and craft-making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This event is best for children ages 1-10 years old. 

 

  • Friday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Guided Paddle of Horicon Marsh State Wildife AreaJoin Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator, and Bird Club President Jeff Bahls on a guided paddle of Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Learn about the history of the marsh, search for wildlife and learn more about what the department does to manage the 11,000 acre state wildlife area.
    Head to Horicon Sept. 16 and explore Horicon in your kayak!
    Head to Horicon Sept. 16 and explore Horicon in your kayak!
    Photo Credit: DNR

    Attendees will meet at the Greenhead Boat Landing and paddle down the 6.5 mile canoe trail. The guided paddle will end at the Nebraska Street Boat Landing – shuttles will be provided. There is a limit of 15 participants, and pre-registration is required. Please note that canoes and kayaks, paddles, and floatation devices will not be provided. Cost is $15 per person, and prior paddling experience is preferred. For registration information, contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or via email at elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

     

  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 10-11 a.m. – Marsha the Turtle’s Birthday
    Head to Horicon Marsh Sept. 17 and help Marsha the Turtle celebrate her first birthday with games, crafts and other fun party activities. Join Marsha and her slippery, slimy, and scaly friends and learn more about reptiles and amphibians. 

 

  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 10-11 a.m. – Stories at the Marsh
    Join a DNR educator for a “Migration Masters” themed storytelling and craft-making session at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This event is best for children ages 1-10 years old.

 

  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 10-11:30a.m. – Archery LessonsTake advantage of this great opportunity to use equipment provided by the National Archery in the Schools Program for target archery. All equipment will be provided, and no prior training is needed. This event is appropriate for children in grades four and above.

Horicon is the perfect place to learn more about archery!)
Horicon is the perfect place to learn more about archery!

Photo Credit: DNR

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.

 
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