Conservancy Day Programs are:
Thank you for your generous gifts and participation. You make it possible and you make it great! We welcome you to join us and help spread the word! Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events the third Thursday of each month, from January through November.
RSVP's appreciated, email Colleen or call 608-767-2394.
Email Colleen at email@example.com to request monthly email reminders of Conservancy Day Programs.
Orienteering for everyone!
September 18, 2014
Meet at the Orchid Heights Park shelter
4198 Park Trail, Middleton, WI (marker D on the map)
Guides: Evan Wing, Jeff Everson and Mike Zolinski of Medicus WRX Adventure Racing.
Please bring a compass (at any sporting goods store for as little as $10) and a flashlight/headlamp.
RSVPs appreciated to Colleen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-767-2394.
Come for the basics of orienteering! You will learn to navigate various terrains using a compass and topographic map – an important skill to have. Guides will teach the group how to match what they are seeing in the landscape (land, water and man-made features) with the details displayed on a USGS topographic map. Expect up to two miles of light walking, 90% on paths or mowed grass. We will also have youth-focused compass activities that are all at the park’s soccer field.
This is an overview to the sport of orienteering, not a competitive event. But, practice what you learn here and you could compete in orienteering adventure races in the future!
Medicus WRX is a not for profit group of amateur adventure racers who have been racing together for 8 years. The team has more than ten top 5 finishes and qualified this year to race in the USARA Adventure Race National Championship in Maryland. Continued success and an ever-increasing knowledge base has inspired the team to give back to the adventure racing community by promoting the sport and hosting races in the Wisconsin area.
Remember to dress for the weather and mosquitoes.
Intergenerational Nature Art – part of Wisconsin Science Festival events!
October 16, 2014
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Middleton Glen Retirement Community
6720 Century Avenue, Middleton
Please RSVP, though not required
Discover the artwork of children who were inspired by community elders to interpret themes of nature. Meet the artists, the elders and learn about the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, which is one subject of the nature art. Try your hand at creating your own artwork. Explore how you can express the benefits, beauty and hardship of nature through art, writing and conversations across generations.