Earth Day 2008

Saturday April 19th, 2008
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Registration and Information

Registration for the Earth Day programming is free and open to the public.

Donations are welcome but not required. Any proceeds received will benefit the Nature preservation work of Circle Sanctuary and are tax deductible.

Pre-registration is recommended but not required:
call: (608) 924-2216

What to Bring:

  • Potluck dish for snack times
  • Stone or rock to leave at the Stone Circle (optional)
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument for the ceremony (optional)
  • Comfortable & sturdy shoes for Nature walks

Earth Day Programming - Saturday April 19th
Wildlife in Wisconsin
Open to the General Public

10:00am Open for Arrivals
10:30am-11:00am Welcome & Wild Crafted Herb Teas Tasting: Selena Fox introduces some wild plants that can be used for herbal tea making.
11:00am-noon Crafting for Kids: Enjoy wildlife crafting with Peggy in the Summer Kitchen.
11:00am-noon Nature Mapping: Erin LaFaive who has a BS in Geography and MS in Environmental Studies will teach about Nature Mapping; a biodiversity survey program that allows anyone to enter wildlife observations into a statewide database for natural resource management, scientific studies, and environmental education. This training will teach you how to become a registered Wisconsin Nature Mapper.
Noon - 12:15 pm Break and Snacks
12:30 - 2 pm Earth Day Ceremony & Prairie Burn: Selena Fox and Circle Sanctuary Community Members will lead an Earth Day Ceremony at Stone Circle. Followed by Naturalist Reed Cockrell leading a rejuvenating burn of our restored prairie.
2:00 - 2:30 pm Break and Snacks
2:30 - 4 pm Wildlife Rehabilitation Presentation: Richard Hibma, a Rehabilitator from Ridgeway, will talk about what raptors are doing to celebrate spring. Who's making nests, when to expect new fledglings in the air and what we can do to support these gorgeous birds.
4:30 pm Departures for those attending the Earth Day celebration