Upcoming Events

This year our calendar includes opportunities for not just the Mead, but for other statewide events that are occurring around the state. Please check out the attached websites and to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Get Outdoors! Nature Programs and Events Calendar page to learn more about these various opportunities going on through out Wisconsin.

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Fall Family Festival                                            Sunday, September 15th 2019 11am -2pm

Noon-Susan will be capturing and tagging Monarch butterflies-come out and help!

1pm-Rex Runke will do his Raptor presentation with his Turkey Vulture and owls

Mondays @ Mead Series- All start at 6:30pm at the Mead Education and Visitor Center

  • September 23: CWD in Wisconsin’s Deer Herds
    • Amanda Kamps, Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist-Bureau of Wildlife Management, will present this topic and address related biological, social and policy issues.
  • October 7: The Endangered Whooping Cranes
    • Brad Strobel, Wildlife Biologist at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, will present this topic and address related biological, social and policy issues
  • October 14: Snapshot Wisconsin
    • Christine Anhalt-Depies, DNR Natural Resources Research Scientist, will present this topic and address how citizens can get involved.
    • Snapshot Wisconsin is a year-round, statewide effort to engage citizens and students in monitoring wildlife populations through the use of motion-activated trail cameras. The goals of Snapshot Wisconsin are to:Provide data necessary for wildlife management decisions by monitoring wildlife more consistently across the state and throughout the year.  Increase public engagement with Wisconsin's natural resources and the DNR.
  • October 21: Red-shouldered Hawks & Saw-whet Owls
    • Gene Jacobs, Linwood Research Station, will present this topic about his research on these two Raptors.  He will also address related biological, social and policy issues.
    • “Sassy” Gene’s Great horned owl will make an appearance after his presentation.
  • October 28: Wolves in Wisconsin
    • Scott Walter, DNR Big Game Wildlife Biologist, will present this topic and address related biological, social and policy issues.

Spooktacular Halloween                                   Saturday, October 19th 2019 5pm-7:30pm

Board Meeting                                                    Tuesday, November 12th 2019 @ 6pm 

Annual Meeting                                                   Saturday, January 11th 2020