In addition to the many programs provided by WLS staff, special events are sprinkled throughout the year. To see what’s happening today, please click on Calendar. Click on links below for more information about events!
- Electronics Recycling Drive Most Items Free
- Frosty Family Fun Night Free for Friends Members
- Easter Event
- Earth Day at the Wildlife Sanctuary Free
- Green Bay Kids Day Free
- Walk for Wildlife
- Autumn Adventure Free
- Friday Night Lights
- Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Banquet
Electronics Recycling Drive
Several times a year Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary and Norsec Computer Recyclers hold an Electronics Recycling Drive at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Norsec Computer Recyclers LLC provides an environmentally responsible solution to electronics disposal needs.
Drop off old TV’s, computer equipment (monitors, CPU’s, mice, keyboards, fax machines, printers, network equipment and any standard office equipment), household electronics such as CD, DVD, and VHS players, stereo equipment, vacuums, clocks, satellite receivers, phone systems, cell phones, game consoles, household appliances like microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers and stoves. We also recycle lead acid, nickel cadmium and lithium ion batteries. Basically if it plugs into a wall, we can recycle it. However, we do not accept dry cell batteries, or fluorescent light bulbs.
Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, 2021
Location: Nature Center lower parking Lot
Fees: Items subject to charge, since they contain hazardous materials, include:
– Computer monitors $10.00 each
– Televisions $15.00 each; 30″ televisions $30.00
All other standard computer components and household appliances are recycled at no charge, including appliances that contain freon.
A portion of the recycling fees support the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary!
Frosty Family Fun Night
Live animal friends, night walks, horse drawn wagon rides, bonfire and s’mores, crafts, live folk music, and more!
Date: 2022 date TBD
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Fee: FREE for Friends members or $5.00 for a family or carload.
Registration: No registration required. Call 920-391-3685 for more information.
The Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary will again be holding their annual Easter Event at the Sanctuary for kids ages 3-8 and their parents. Activities will include making an Easter bag, working on simple craft projects, enjoying cookies and punch, and hunting for eggs.
Pre-registration Required: Call (920) 391-3671, space is limited
Date: TBA 2022
Time: Two sessions will be held
9:30 am – 10:30 am or
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Nature Center Lower Level
Fee: $2.50 Resident / $3.75 Non-Resident. Fee is per person (adults and children). Exact change and cash preferred. No credit or debit cards
Earth Day Celebration
Many activities, like Critter Counter open, Animal Release, Otter Odyssey, Cool Corvids, Fox Trots, Wolf viewing, Question and Answer, Bird of Prey Tour, and more!
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: All around the Sanctuary.
Green Bay Kids Day
June 25th Green Bay Kids’ Day!
Date: June 25
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: throughout Green Bay
16th Annual Walk for Wildlife
This is our primary fundraiser for R-PAWS animal rehabilitation! Gather walk pledges ahead of time, and/or buy raffle tickets to win awesome raffle prizes! Howl with the Wildlife Sanctuary wolf pack at 8:30 am in the amphitheater. 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.
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Register at Amphitheater and walk scenic trails
Fee: Fundraiser for R-PAWS animal rehabilitation
Register: ONLINE or in person or by mail
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 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm! All ages are welcome and all activities are FREE!
Date: TBA 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Nature Center and grounds
Friday Night Lights
This family friendly activity allows your family to carve an already gutted pumpkin and candle, place it along the trail, a campfire and individually wrapped s’mores fixins, then a pumpkin lit walk on our trail to view everyone’s pumpkin creations.
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Fee: $5.00 per family, limit of 50 participants
Registration Required: Call 920-391-3671
Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Banquet
Join us for the Friends Annual Banquet for a Social, Friend’s Annual Board Meeting, Dinner, and a Program by Trina Soyk, a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. She will speak on the recovery of the Kirtland Warbler. These birds were among the first wildlife in the US identified as being at risk of extinction and have progressed to a population that continues to grow.
Date: November 2021
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Rock Garden Supper Club
Fee: $18.00 per person
Registration: Required by Monday, Nov 4th. Call (920) 391-3671.