More Spring events at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. By South Central Region April 8, 2015

    Contact(s): Beth Haffenbredl, wildlife educator, 920-387-7877 Bob Manwell, DNR communications, 608-275-3317

    HORICON, Wis. - For people looking for some activity to shake off cabin fever, the Department of Natural Resources staff and the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center are offering several fun and educational programs for families in April. All programs are free and open to the public and do not require advance registration.

    April 18, 6:30 p.m.: Movies at the Marsh

    The Movies at the Marsh series continues with a screening of "Planes: Fire and Rescue," a family-friendly movie.

    World-famous air racer Dusty's damaged engine means he may never race again. However, instead of giving up he decides to use his skills elsewhere, in the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers to help fight raging wildfires. This fearless team shows what it takes to be true heroes.

    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.

    April 25, 10-11 a.m.: Birding - Beyond the Backyard

    Whether you are just beginning or looking to expand your birding skills, join us for a fun and informative birding program.

    "You can never spend too much time practicing your birding skills," said Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator. "Many birds will pass through this globally important bird area. Let's take advantage of what we have right here that many travel far to see. "

    Please meet in the upper lobby.

    The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between the towns of Horicon and Mayville at N7725 Hwy. 28, Horicon, WI 53032.

    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 on Horicon Marsh education programs and offerings contact Beth Haffenbredl at 920-387-7877.

    Mark your calendar for the August 22, 2015 Grand Opening of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's Explorium. The Explorium is a new interactive, museum-quality, diorama built on a theme of, "The Great Hunting Grounds." The exhibits depict how humans and wildlife have interacted and impacted Horicon Marsh since the last great glacier to present day.

    Last Revised: Wednesday, April 08, 2015