Free January Events

Endangered and Invasive Species Trivia!

Saturday, January 4th from 1-2pm. Meet at the Willow River Nature Center. 


How well do you know the pests growing in your community, or the endangered species of our state? Many people are not aware that the purple clovers over-running their yards are actually an invasive species, or that the beautiful blue butterfly stopping for some nectar in their garden is actually an endangered species. Come find out how aware you are of WI invasive and endangered species with our fun and educational trivia game. There will be tasty treats and prizes for participants!


Snowy S'mores!

Saturday January 11th 1-3pm. Meet at The Willow River Nature Center.

Let’s get outside together despite the cold and snow! Hit the sledding hill and explore the natural playground with Naturalist Ashley, then warm up by the campfire and enjoy a tasty treat! We will have a small number of sleds and marshmallow pokers available but feel free to bring your own along. We’ll provide the snacks!


Fun With Feathers!

Saturday, January 18th from 10-11AM at Willow River Nature Center. 


Feathers perform a number of functions for a bird! They provide insulation, allow for flight and control what a bird looks like. Come and learn all about feathers and have fun feeling different types of local bird feathers as well as creating your own feathery art craft!

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Winter Scavenger Hunt!

Saturday, January 25th from 10am-noon. Meet at Willow River Nature Center. 

Avoid getting cooped up inside and join us at the park for a winter-based scavenger hunt. Search for items on a checklist outside in the winter wonderland, then come back to the Nature Center and warm up with some hot chocolate. Small prizes will be available for participants!

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All events are FREE to attend (unless otherwise noted) but park admission is required. For more information on a certain event please call 715-386-9340 or email

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.


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