Special Events

Special Events - Annual Walk for Wildlife

In addition to the many programs provided by WLS staff, special events are sprinkled throughout the year.

Electronics Recycling Drive

Scheduled various times.  Check MAIN CALENDAR for dates

Drop off area is in the lower level of the Nature Center parking lot.

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Frosty Family Fun Night

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 5-8 pm

$5 a family or carload
Free for Friends members

Live animal friends, night walks, horse drawn wagon rides, bonfire and s’mores, crafts, chocolate dipping, kids games, live folk music!

Call 391-3671 for more information

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Easter Event

Held the Saturday before Easter Sunday at 9:30am or 11:00am.
$2.50 Friends members and City Residents / $3.75 Non-Residents

Pre-registration is required.  Call 391-3671 for more information

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Critter Counter open , Used Battery drop-off,  Animal Release, Otter Odyssey, Quill Thrills, Fox Trots, Wolf viewing Question and Answer, Bird of Prey Tour, and more!

click here: Earth Day Events 2015  for a list of activity times

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Spring’s Wings Migratory Bird Festival

SPRINGS WINGS Migratory Bird Festival

Springs Wings Brochure 2015

WLS events are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  other bird walks held throughout Green Bay

2015 Big Bay Birdathon and Photography Contest

 ONLINE link for registration    MORE INFO

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Green Bay Kids Day

Celebrate Green Bay Kids Day at the Sanctuary! This event is requested annually by the Mayor of Green Bay.      June 25
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10th Annual Walk for Wildlife

September 19, 2015.  Walkers are invited to enjoy 2.5 miles of scenic trails. Live animal stations are found throughout the walk. They include Sanctuary animal ambassadors, artifacts, and educational information about the animals.  All participants are invited to enjoy refreshments before and after the walk.  Join us for the 10th year!  The year of the FOX!

2015 Walk Flyer

More Information 


Saturday September 19, 2015

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Autumn Adventure

Join the Thursday Morning Breakfast Optimist Club for Kid’s Autumn Adventure at the Wildlife Sanctuary. There will be lots of fun activities for kids and their parents. The Optimists will also be serving FREE lunch! All ages are welcome and all activities are FREE!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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Annual Halloween Event

The 21st Annual Halloween Event will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.  This is a fun family event suitable for all ages. Kids are welcome to come in their costumes!

Our event includes a pumpkin lit walk through a darkened Nature Center where participants will encounter various animals portrayed by area youth. These animal characters will educate you about themselves and their wild ways in a fun and light-hearted way.

Call (920) 391-3671 to reserve a time slot starting at 6pm.    $2.50 per child and $3.75 per adult

We are always looking for youth volunteers to be a part of this event–please contact Kim Diedrich at (920) 391-3677 if you are interested.  Rehearsals are typically once a week starting in September.

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Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Banquet will be held

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Birthday Party for the Animals

We have lots of resident animals so we decided to throw one big birthday animal party. Enjoy party games, cake, and wish our live critters a happy birthday. Program is geared for kids 8 and under.   Date TBA

Location: Nature Center

Fee: $5.00 per person

Please pay in cash the day of the event

Pre-registration is required. Call 391-3671. Minimum of 15, maximum of 50.

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