- Electronics Recycling Drive Most Items Free
- Frosty Family Fun Night Free for Friends Members
- Easter Event
- Earth Day at the Wildlife Sanctuary Free
- Spring’s Wings Free
- Green Bay Kids Day Free
- Walk for Wildlife
- Autumn Adventure Free
- S’mores, Steps & a Skit
- 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.
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Nature Center 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!
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 2, 2019
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.
SOLD OUT! 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: Saturday, April 20, 2019
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 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: All around the Sanctuary.
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
Spring’s Wings Migratory Bird Festival
Spring’s Wings events include activities to celebrate birds, like guided bird hikes, family activities to make a bird house or feeder, demonstrations on bird banding, live birds of prey, and more. Click Spring’s Wings for a printable schedule.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:30 am Guided Bird Hike (Meet at Director’s Lot)
9:30 am Guided Bird Hike (Meet behind Nature Center)
11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Birds of Prey (Behind Nature Center)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Activities (Behind Nature Center)
- Wild Birds Unlimited – Build a bird house or feeder to take home.
- NEW Audubon – Learn how one of the area’s premier conservation groups is working to save bird habitat.
- UWGB Cofrin Center for Biodiversity – Experience colorful tropical birds up-close as the Biodiversity Center’s staff demonstrates bird-banding for scientific research.
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. Click Kids Day brochure for more information!
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Amphitheater and Observation Building
14th 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. All participants are invited to enjoy refreshments before and after the walk. Good News Band will play at 9:00 am. Click Brochure 2019 Walk for Wildlife for a printable brochure.
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: Register at Amphitheater and walk scenic trails
Fee: Fundraiser for R-PAWS animal rehabilitation
Register Online: Click 2019 Walk for Wildlife
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: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Nature Center and grounds
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: Saturday, October 19, 2019
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
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 14, 2019 (Register by Nov 4)
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.