Open 7 Days a Week (except some holidays)
At the top of Wisconsin,
on the shores of Lake Superior
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806
Doane Distributing and Hugo’s Pizza will share the building of their businesses to what they are today. A Financial underwriters for our October event will be announced soon. For more information contact: Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation’s Scottie Sandstrom at (715) 209-4589, [email protected] or Ashland Area Development Corporation’s Dale Kupczyk at (715) 682-8344, [email protected]
Complimentary Pizza 6:00 pm
Presentation and Q & A 6:30 pm
Networking 7:30 pm
Join us for fun and activities for the entire
family to “Go to Bat for Bats!” With your help, we can hit a home run
and make a huge difference!
0930 – 1015: NGLVC Theatre – Bat Program with Live Bats. Join
Brian Heeringa, US Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, as he gives a
presentation to dispel the myths and legends surrounding bats, shows how
critically important they are to our environment, and discusses ways in which
you can help them right in your own neighborhood. Following the program will be
an opportunity to meet two live big brown bats up close and personal.
1015-1200: Games, Activities & Native Planting along the
Aldo Leopold Nature Trail. After the presentation enjoy a variety of games and
activities in and around the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Bring a
baseball cap and make your own bat ears to wear to show your support for bats.
Try your hand at being a bat biologist, find out what a bat eats, or take a
swing for bat conservation and see how far you can hit the ball in our batty
wiffle ball competition. In addition to these and other activities we will also
be planting native plants along the Aldo Leopold Nature Trail to improve the
local habitat for bats and other wildlife and insect species. Gloves and
planting tools will be provided.
To find out more or inquire about the Bat Week event at the
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center please contact Susan Nelson at (715)
685-2644 or [email protected]
To find out more about Bat Week (October 24-31), take the Bat
Week Pledge, and discover what you can do to help bats, visit www.batweek.org.
The days are getting shorter and cold weather is coming! Meet animals up close to find out how they prepare for the coming winter. Presented by educators from the Lake Superior Zoo. This program is made possible with the help of the Friends of the Center Alliance and the generosity of Lanny and Judy Neider.
Reception open to the public. More information about this reception is forthcoming.
The Friends of the Center host a holiday shopping show featuring local vendors, artisans, bakers, and makers of good cheer.
Explore the wonderful world of bugs! Find out what it’s like to be a bug while taking a close look insects and their cousins. Presented by the Lake Superior Zoo educators and paid for with the generosity of Lanny and Judy Neider.
John Olson, retired WDNR Furbearer Specialist, will discuss the life and ecology of Wisconsin’s largest northern furbearers— bobcats, coyotes, wolves, black bears, cougars and lynx— and exhibit pelts and other artifacts. John has been engaged in wildlife management for over 40 years. His work has included programs involving bald eagles, common loons, ospreys, black bears and wolves. In the 1990’s John began his work in furbearer management. This promises to be an informative and exciting hands‐on presentation.
Sponsored by the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands and the Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest
Learn about life in a savannah as you meet up close animals. Presented by the educators at the lake Superior Zoo, with funds by Lanny and Judy Neider.
Come be a part of history at the 32nd annual Northwoods Sleigh and Cutter Rally! Ride on replica sleighs from the 1800s, with the help from beautiful horses from the region! This event is free to the public. There will be free sleigh rides sponsored by Northern State Bank from 11 am – 12:30 pm and the parade will start at 1:00 pm. There will be concessions for sale.
From the treetops, all the way down to the forest floor, we’ll explore animal life among the trees. This program is presented by the Lake Superior Zoo with funds by Lanny and Judy Neider.