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September 2019

Third Thursday!

Thursday, September 19 - 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

Third Thursday programs offer children the opportunity to explore nature & science through themed lessons incorporating hands-on activities, experiments, animal encounters, and outdoor experiences. This semester’s theme is IN THE SKY! THIRD THURSDAY: August 15th: Insects in Flight September 19th: The Night Sky October 17th: There & Back November 21st: Clouds Above December 19th: Towering Trees

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Trails and Tales

Monday, September 23 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Trails and Tales is a hands-on 6-week series for naturally-curious minds, ages 3-5, and their caregiver. Classes may include outdoor activities, hikes, and animal encounters. An evening session and an afternoon session are offered. Nature’s Clean-Up Crew All living things create waste, whether it is leaves falling from trees, animal scat, organisms that have died, or packaging material from a new toy. How are we not standing on top of a mountain of rubbish!? Join us at Wesselman Woods for…

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Trails and Tales

Tuesday, September 24 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Trails and Tales is a hands-on 6-week series for naturally-curious minds, ages 3-5, and their caregiver. Classes may include outdoor activities, hikes, and animal encounters. An evening session and an afternoon session are offered.  Nature’s Clean-Up Crew All living things create waste, whether it is leaves falling from trees, animal scat, organisms that have died, or packaging material from a new toy. How are we not standing on top of a mountain of rubbish!? Join us at Wesselman Woods for…

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Insect Mania

Thursday, September 26 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

This event is free with paid admission! We hunt for insects. We look at insects. We talk about insects. Join us and learn about the little…and large world of insects! 

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Program – Booked

Friday, September 27 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We have a private program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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Program – Booked

Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

We have a private program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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Program – Booked

Saturday, September 28 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

We have a private program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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Trails and Tales

Monday, September 30 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Trails and Tales is a hands-on 6-week series for naturally-curious minds, ages 3-5, and their caregiver. Classes may include outdoor activities, hikes, and animal encounters. An evening session and an afternoon session are offered. Nature’s Clean-Up Crew All living things create waste, whether it is leaves falling from trees, animal scat, organisms that have died, or packaging material from a new toy. How are we not standing on top of a mountain of rubbish!? Join us at Wesselman Woods for…

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October 2019

Trails and Tales

Tuesday, October 1 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Trails and Tales is a hands-on 6-week series for naturally-curious minds, ages 3-5, and their caregiver. Classes may include outdoor activities, hikes, and animal encounters. An evening session and an afternoon session are offered.  Nature’s Clean-Up Crew All living things create waste, whether it is leaves falling from trees, animal scat, organisms that have died, or packaging material from a new toy. How are we not standing on top of a mountain of rubbish!? Join us at Wesselman Woods for…

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Whooping Crane Ambassador Training

Wednesday, October 2 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We need your help to raise awareness and appreciation for cranes in our community. Please join us for this FREE three-hour training, in which you will become a crane expert and help us plan our outreach activities for the winter 2019-20 season. This event will take place at Wesselman Woods October 2nd, 2019 from 5:30PM to 8PM. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Insect Mania

Thursday, October 3 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

This event is free with paid admission! We hunt for insects. We look at insects. We talk about insects. Join us and learn about the little…and large world of insects! 

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School Program – Booked

Thursday, October 3 - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

We have a private school program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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School Program – Booked

Friday, October 4 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

We have a private school program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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Recycle Saturday

Saturday, October 5 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wesselman Nature Society partners with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to conduct monthly drop off recycling opportunities at various sites throughout Vanderburgh County for the convenience of county residents. Revenues from the sale of these items are used to fund the Nature Society’s programs. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope you will make Wesselman your recycling center!

Accepted Items
Aluminum cans
Metal food cans
Newspapers, including inserts that come in the paper
Plastic bottles, only #1 – #7 plastic – milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and soda bottles. Bottles that contained a hazardous material (bleach, antifreeze) cannot be accepted.
Magazines and catalogs
Junk mail, notebook paper, wrapping paper, copy paper, envelopes, flyers.
Cardboard and paperboard, including cereal boxes.  Remove all styrofoam & plastic.
Shredded paper
Telephone books
We ask that you please separate these items by the material types listed above and place into separate bags or boxes. Paper shopping bags work best for this. Flatten boxes before you arrive if possible. Please be sure items are clean and dry. No styrofoam or plastic bags.

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Trails and Tales

Monday, October 7 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Trails and Tales is a hands-on 6-week series for naturally-curious minds, ages 3-5, and their caregiver. Classes may include outdoor activities, hikes, and animal encounters. An evening session and an afternoon session are offered.  Nature’s Clean-Up Crew All living things create waste, whether it is leaves falling from trees, animal scat, organisms that have died, or packaging material from a new toy. How are we not standing on top of a mountain of rubbish!? Join us at Wesselman Woods for…

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Trails and Tales

Tuesday, October 8 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Trails and Tales is a hands-on 6-week series for naturally-curious minds, ages 3-5, and their caregiver. Classes may include outdoor activities, hikes, and animal encounters. An evening session and an afternoon session are offered.  Nature’s Clean-Up Crew All living things create waste, whether it is leaves falling from trees, animal scat, organisms that have died, or packaging material from a new toy. How are we not standing on top of a mountain of rubbish!? Join us at Wesselman Woods for…

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School Program – Booked

Wednesday, October 9 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am

We have a private school program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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School Program – Booked

Thursday, October 10 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am

We have a private school program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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School Program – Booked

Thursday, October 10 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

We have a private school program during this time, but we are still open to the public to play, learn, and explore!

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Second Thursday!

Thursday, October 10 - 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Second Thursday programs offer children the opportunity to explore nature & science through themed lessons incorporating hands-on activities, experiments, animal encounters, and outdoor experiences. This semester’s theme is IN THE SKY! SECOND THURSDAY: September 12th: The Night Sky October 10th: There & Back November 14th: Clouds Above December 12th: Towering Trees

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