Special Events

Special Events

;prinIn 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

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.

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

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!

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Frosty Family Fun Night

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

Date: Saturday, Feb 6, 2021
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.

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Easter Event

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 2021
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

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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: TBA 2021
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: All around the Sanctuary.
Fee: FREE!
Registration: None
11:00 am-3:00 pm Critter Counter
11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm Tai Chi Experience
12:00-2:45 pm Animal Enrichment
12:00-1:00 pm Cool Corvids
12:30-1:30 pm Otter Odyssey
1:00-2:00 pm Fox Trots
1:00-2:00 pm Seed Planting
1:30-2:45 pm Snakes and Turtles Celebration
1:30-2:30 pm Wolves of Wisconsin
2:00-3:00 pm Birds of Prey Tour
3:00 pm Rehabilitated Animal Release

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Green Bay Kids Day

The mayor, Eric Genrich, has decreed June 25th Green Bay Kids’ Day! One free bag of corn to kids with wristbands from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Observation Building. Wristbands available at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Wilder Park Neighborhood Association will serve popcorn.

Date: June 25
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Amphitheater and Observation Building
Fee: Free!

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15th 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 19, 2020
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; Printable Walk Registration 2020

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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 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm! All ages are welcome and all activities are FREE!

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Nature Center and grounds
Fee: FREE!

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S’mores, Steps & a Skit

This family friendly night will include a campfire with s’mores fixins’, a candlelit trail for walking on your own, and enjoying a skit performed by some of our costumed animal characters.

Date: TBA
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Outside in the amphitheater
Fee: $5.00 per family, payable night of event. Cash only, exact change preferred
Registration Required: Call 920-391-3671

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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: Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 (Register by Nov 2)
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.

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