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Monarch Monitoring Demonstration

It's Pollinator Week. Learn about all of the aspects of monitoring a monarch waystation for Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Volunteers will be on hand to show you how the process is done and to answer questions. This citizen science program can easily be done right in your own yard. There will be plenty of handouts […]

Stargazing at the Dark Sky Park

**IMPORTANT: This event will be held on June 28 OR June 29 OR June 30, depending on weather conditions.** Join us at Wisconsin’s only designated dark sky park for a night of star gazing. There will be a telescope and other equipment set up with some of Door County’s best amateur astronomers on hand to […]

Float Your Boat

This is a drop-in interpretive program. Can you build a boat that will float and hold the most mass? Come get together with us to see if you can design a cargo boat that will hold the most cargo. Understand how the “Laker” ships transport their loads of iron ore through the shipping lanes of […]

Herb Hike

Dave LaLuzerne was born with a green spark in his heart. (Interestingly, his last name is the French word for alfalfa.) Nurtured through pharmacy school and many years as an herbal pharmacist in his own herb shop, he now finds his passion is educating people about the numerous and wondrous ways to use herbs for […]

Bat Monitoring: Wisconsin State-wide Bat Count

Help our state bats by participating in this Citizen Science program. Our hibernating bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a white, powdery fungus on the muzzle of infected bats that causes die offs of multiple species of bats in infected hibernation sites. This state-wide survey is an […]

Story in the Rocks: Let’s Talk Fossils

This is a drop-in interpretive program. Take on the role of paleontologist and answer these and other questions: What are fossils and what do they look like at Newport? How are fossils formed? Take part in a self-paced fossil scavenger hunt. Look for the table set up in the picnic area, Lot 3.  All programs […]

Meet the Monarchs!

Join Newport Naturalist Beth Bartoli as she explains all about the Monarch Butterfly's amazing life cycle. See the active nursery and help release any Monarchs that may be ready to go. Meets in the Nature Center (Park in Lot 1). All programs are free, but a state park admission sticker is required on all vehicles. […]

Universe in the Park

Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a presentation on astronomy. We’ll start with a PowerPoint presentation at the shelter building then look to the heavens through a high powered telescope and experience stars, planets and galaxies. You won’t want to miss this chance to enjoy the skies at Wisconsin’s first International Dark Sky Park. Seating […]

Find Your Way in the Night Sky

This is a drop-in interpretive program. Be in the know about where the stars and constellations track throughout the year. Make and learn to read your own star map and take it home with you. Look for the table set up in the picnic area, Lot 3.