Free November Events

Hibernators of Wisconsin!

Some animals have the luxury of skipping the harsh winter weather by snoozing away in cozy dens and other homes. 
Come and learn about these sleepy animals that practice different forms of hibernation. We’ll play a trivia game called “Who’s Hibernating”, and see how well you know your Wisconsin Hibernators.


Survival Without A Smartphone 101!

If you’ve ever gotten lost in the woods before the dawn of the smartphone, you know the most important thing that got you out of the situation: your wits and will to survive. Today, most people don’t know which direction they're facing unless Siri tells them so. Because of this, many people don't know how to tap into survival mode when a situation takes a turn for the worst. We can help you with that. Come learn about surviving in the wilderness without your smartphone in a friendly, relaxed environment because I promise you, you're not alone!

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Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt!

Join us at the Nature Center for a TURK-tacular scavenger hunt in honor of Wisconsin's’ famous Thanksgiving bird. Search for items, solve riddles, and learn fun facts about turkeys along the ½ mile Hidden Ponds Trail and receive a participation prize.


Don’t Forget About Our Preschool Young Naturalist Classes!

Classes include hikes, games, crafts, story time and more! Always come dressed for the weather and with plenty of water. 


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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.