Head to Horicon Marsh in April

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. By Central Office March 30, 2016

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

    HORICON, Wis. - Spring has sprung at Horicon Marsh, and wildlife activity is beginning to pick up. April events at the marsh include a prescribed burn demonstration, movie night, and story time. And, don't forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium.

    Each April event is free of charge and does not require advance registration.

    • April 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Prescribed Burn Demonstration
      Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and learn more about prescribed burns and their many benefits. In the past, fire used was a natural part of the landscape - land managers now use this unique tool to promote native vegetation and provide quality habitat for Wisconsin's wildlife.

      A short presentation will explain the benefits associated with prescribed burning and outline which protocols must be followed for a safe and successful burn. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out some of the specialized equipment that is used during a burn. If conditions permit, DNR staff will conduct a small prescribed burn that the public will be able to watch from a safe vantage point. This program will still take place if there is rain or unfavorable conditions, however, no burn will be completed.

    • April 2, 6:30-8 p.m. - Movies at the Marsh
      The Movies at the Marsh series continues April 2 with "Waking the Baby Mammoth." The discovery of a rare, well-preserved, juvenile woolly mammoth provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about this extinct species. National Geographic rides along as a full battery of state-of-the-art scientific methods reveal its secrets. All movies are family-friendly (rated G or PG), free of charge, and open to the public. Refreshments are available onsite - please use the lower entrance.

    • April 14, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the Marsh
      Join a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for storytelling and craft-making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center - April's theme is "Earth Day." This event is best suited for children ages 1-10 years old. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a craft home, and will learn more about how we can protect the earth.

    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 www.horiconmarsh.org. For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.

    Last Revised: Wednesday, March 30, 2016