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Dane County Parks

Environmental Fun Fair

Event Dates

  • Sunday, 07/09/2023 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Description

Join Dane County Parks for an Environmental Fun Fair located on the grounds of our Lussier Family Heritage Center facility. This FREE fun afternoon will be full of hands on activities centered around nature, recreation, and science and have learning opportunities appropriate for all ages. Activities under both solar shelter, the big oak tree and the lower level of the Center. Parking is available at the Heritage Center and across the road at the Capital City Trail/Lower Yahara River Trail Trailhead (3102 Lake Farm Road).

Activities will include (grouped by location):

In Front of the Center

๐ŸŒป Guided Prairie Walks (at 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15) - Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area

๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Mobil Trash Lab - Dane County Waste & Renewables

Red Barn

โ›ฐ๏ธ Hiking Stick Decoration + Leave No Trace information - Ice Age Trail Alliance

๐Ÿ•๏ธ Camping Demo with Sierra Club Four Lakes Group

Under the Big Oak Tree

๐Ÿšฒ Energy Cycle - MG&E

โšก Renewable Energy Info - Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

๐Ÿ“– Climate Change Story Times & Kids' Experiments - by Faiths Connect for Climate Action

๐Ÿฆ Bird and Nature Activities - Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN)

Solar Shelter

๐Ÿงช Hands on STEM activity – Dane County 4H and UW Biotechnology Center

๐Ÿ”ฌ Diagnostic Laboratory with Microscope - WI Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

โ˜€๏ธ Solar Experiment and Demo Board - KEEP (WI K-12 Energy Education Program)

โ™ป๏ธ Recycling Game - Sustain Dane

๐Ÿ’จ Wind Turbine Design Challenge - Wisconsin Energy Institute

๐Ÿ’ก Discovering Basic Electricity - Wisconsin Science Museum

๐Ÿฆ‹ Native Plants and Pollinators - UW Extension

๐Ÿฆด Wisconsin Fossils + Geologic Timeline - University of Wisconsin Geology Museum

Lower Patio

๐ŸŽจ Face Painting - Antsy Pants Paints

๐ŸŒง๏ธ Rainfall Simulator - Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership

๐Ÿ‚ Nature Craft

๐ŸŽจ Block Printing with Native Plant stamps - Wild Ones Madison

๐ŸฆŠ Wisconsin Habitats and Wildlife Activity + Craft - Henry Vilas Zoo

๐ŸฆŽ Learn about amphibians and reptiles - Madison Area Herpetological Society

Restrooms are available near the front entrance of the Heritage Center.

Spanish interpreters will be on site and available to help where needed.



Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison)


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