Hands-on Youth Programs

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Hands-on Youth Programs2018-12-15T02:04:57+00:00
Program Fee

No charge for teachers/chaperones attending with youth group. We appreciate that you are providing this great opportunity for the kids to spend time in nature, thank you!


Two-hour programs that can be combined with other opportunities – hikes, exhibits, museum tours, Marsh Haven BINGO or I Spy.


Contact Marsh Haven director Renee Wahlen: director@marshhaven.org or 920.318.9518

Monarchs & Milkweed
As the Monarch Butterfly faces declining numbers, discover more about the connection between monarchs and milkweed plants, and their annual migration to Mexico. We’ll learn about the importance of pollinators through a game, how we can all help the monarch butterfly, and make milkweed seed bombs to take home.

Nature Art
Spend time creating works of art from natural materials. Draw inspiration from nature and write, paint, glue, bead, color, rhyme, and create. We will spend time exploring outside, playing games and creating masterpieces to take home.

Critter Corner & Crafts
Meet the Marsh Haven animals from the Critter Corner. Learn all about birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, insects, amphibians, reptiles and more. Discover how to care for these animals and participate in animal-related projects and crafts.

Nature Journaling
Use nature as your inspiration and guide to writing. Journaling can be therapeutic and fun. This hands-on program will help you get started on your journaling adventure and you will make a journal to take home.

Learn more about the study of the timing of natural events. This hands-on program has students going out in nature learning observation skills and learning to record natural events in their own backyard, or local natural area and how to be a Citizen Scientist.

Living Lightly on the Land
The Horicon Marsh has a rich history of connection with our native people, and this program includes a focus on Native American traditions. Activities include weaving cattail mats, making cordage, building outdoor shelters, Native games, and art.

Diggin’ in the Dirt
Learn about worm composting, seed dispersal methods, and soil types. Activities include planting a container garden, making seed bombs, and going on a pollinator hike.

Big Blue Planet
Discover more about ways to help protect our resources, about recycling, water quality and conservation, wetland restoration, what lives in the water, and how to take care of our Earth.

Birds of A Feather
Learn more about our local feathered friends, bird adaptation, nesting, and migration through hands-on activities. Experience an up-close look at real and mounted birds, and help monitor Marsh Haven’s nest boxes.