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Group Presentations

Marsh Haven director and resident naturalist Renee Wahlen speaking in the outdoor amphitheater.

Multimedia programs with photos, videos, stories, and items of interest

Program Fee

On-site – $5.00/adults and $3.00/children 14 and under – price includes museum admission
Off-site – Honorarium appreciated


45 minutes to 1 hour
Admission includes unlimited time in the museum displays


Contact Marsh Haven director Matt Rupnik: or 920.318.9518

Available Programs

Wildlife at Marsh Haven

Every day is an adventure at Marsh Haven Nature Center, and this program will illustrate some of those adventures, encounters with wildlife, and beauty of the Horicon Marsh area. Adventures documented include: monarch butterfly releases, snapping turtles laying eggs in the parking lot, killdeer crossings, a purple martin colony, checking nest boxes and more. All Ages.

Secrets of the Snowy Owl

Learn more about this mysterious and magnificent visitor from the north. This presentation includes stunning photos, owl information, updates on any recent sightings, and a mounted representation of the species. Adults.

Birds, Butterflies, and Your Backyard

Discover more about the beautiful birds and butterflies found in this area. Learn about the monarch population at Marsh Haven Nature Center, and look at what makes a bird and butterfly friendly backyard. You will be provided with resources to help plan and create your own backyard bird, butterfly, and pollinator-friendly garden. Adults.

Horicon Marsh History

Learn about the fascinating history of the Horicon Marsh – from Lake Horicon, to farmland, to a national wildlife refuge – this Wetland of International Importance has a long and storied past. Older Youth/Adults.

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 discuss the importance of pollinators, and learn how we can all help the monarch butterfly. Resources provided to help create a backyard butterfly garden. All Ages.

Birding Presentations

Rick Vant Hoff is a local birder, photographer, and volunteer at Marsh Haven Nature Center and the Department of Natural Resources.  He also is on committees that organize the Horicon Bird Festival and the annual Whooping Crane Festival.

Rick’s possible program offerings are as follows:

  • beginning birding and bird identification
  • information on multiple categories of birds
  • guided bird hikes
  • recovery of the whooping crane
  • snowy owl banding
  • power point programs on guided hikes in Yellowstone National Park