December events at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

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  1. By South Central Region November 25, 2015

    Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator, 920-387-7893

    HORICON, Wis. - The first snowflakes have arrived, and excitement will continue throughout the winter at Horicon Marsh. Visit the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium or join DNR staff and local organizations for some great December events.

    Each December event is free unless otherwise noted and does not require advance registration.

    • Bats LIVE! - Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
      Bats are amazing animals, and make up 20 percent of the world's mammal diversity. Wisconsin is home to seven of these species, and Neda Mine State Natural Area hosts the largest remaining population of little brown bats east of the Mississippi. Join Jennifer Redell, conservation biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Bat Program, for an hour devoted to nightlife! Learn about bats in your backyard and the Wisconsin Bat Program, virtually explore Neda Mine from the comfort of your chair, and hear about the latest findings on White-nose Syndrome and learn what you can do to help.

    • Movies at the Marsh - Dec. 5, 6:30-8p.m.
      The Movies at the Marsh series continues Dec. 5 with "The Sword and the Stone," a family-friendly movie. This Disney adaptation of the classic fable chronicles King Arthur's humble beginnings. All movies are family-friendly (rated G or PG), free and open to the public. Refreshments are available. Please use the lower entrance.

    • Stories at the Marsh - Dec. 10, 10 -11a.m.
      Join a DNR educator for a morning of storytelling and craft-making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Owls are the theme of December's activities - head to the marsh to learn more about these amazing nocturnal creatures, it will be a hoot! Please use the lower entrance.

      The Horicon Marsh Education Center and Explorium will be closed Nov. 26, Dec. 24-27 and 31, and Jan. 1.
    The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon, Wis. and Mayville, Wis. on Hwy. 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.
    Last Revised: Wednesday, November 25, 2015