Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center October Programs

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. By South Central Region September 30, 2015

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

    HORICON, Wis. - Fall migration is in full swing and the brand new Horicon Marsh Explorium is officially open. After visitors have learned more about the marsh's storied history, they can participate in some of the other events Horicon has to offer. Each October event is free and does not require advance registration.

    • Oct 3, 10-11:30 a.m. - Fall Migration
      Join educators on a guided hike and watch for and learn about the migrating birds that stop at Horicon Marsh.

    • Oct. 3, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. - Movies at the Marsh
      The Movies at the Marsh series continues with a screening of "The Nut Job," a family-friendly movie. Don't miss this opportunity to see your favorite movies on the big screen. All movies are family-friendly (rated G or PG), free and open to the public. Refreshments are available. Please use the lower entrance.

    • Oct. 8, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the Marsh.
      Join a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for a morning of storytelling and craft making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Spooky Spiders will be theme of this month's activities - head to the marsh to hear fun stories about these wriggly creatures and make a fun craft to take home. Please use the lower entrance.

    • Oct. 10-11, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Archeological Weekend

    The Rock River Archeological Society hosts a weekend historical/educational event annually at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This is a great family event with something for all ages. Admission is free.

    Following an atlatl demonstration, try nailing a target with this ancient hunting tool. Talk with local collectors and see their museum-quality artifacts. Try your hand at corn grinding and fire starting techniques, learn how a wigwam is constructed and observe basic basket weaving techniques. There will be children's activities, food for purchase, and vendors to visit. Enjoy a host of special speakers!

    A buckskinner's encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends will both fascinate and educate young and old. Walk into a teepee, hear stories, try throwing a tomahawk and see the Voyageur canoe display. Join Dirty Kettle at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday for a flute circle with a drum circle to follow.

    Saturday, Oct. 10

    • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Mary Nettesheim - "Indian Sites"
    • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.: Karen Hartman - "Baskets - Learning Basic Weaving"
    • 2 - 3 p.m.: Curt and Karen Margelofsky-Sorensen -- "Utah Sites"
    • 4:30 p.m.: Dirty Kettle -- Flute and Drum Circle at Buckskinner's Encampment

    Sunday, Oct. 11

    • 1 - 2 p.m.: Kristin Ashley - "Animal Spirits: Myths and Mystery"

    Schedule may be subject to changes due to weather/speaker circumstances.

    More information about the RRAS can be found on its web blog at rockriverarch.blogspot.com , by calling 920-387-7893, or "Like" the group on Facebook.

    The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon, Wis. and Mayville, Wis. on Highway 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, September 30, 2015