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Navarino Nature Center                      Contact person: Tim Ewing

W5646 Lindsten Road                                       715-758-6999

Shiocton, WI 54170                                  



Calendar of Events for Navarino Nature Center 2012


Navarino Photography Contest 2012

Photos deadline August 30, 2012.   Voting starts in September.  Info at  or available at the nature center.



Junior Explorer Day Camp   (ages 9 to 14)

July 31 – August 3 , 2012




“Dollar-A-Day Boys”

 Thursday, August 16, 2012  at 6:30 pm

A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Navarino Nature Center in Shiocton on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm. The ninety minute long program includes stories about the CCC and singing original songs with his guitar. His presentation is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It's about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of wit, charm and strength.

  Tickets: $ 8 in advance, $10 at the door.


Navarino Bike Tour – Saturday, August 18, 2012                       Time: 8:30 am     Click for information


Bobcats in Wisconsin -- Thursday, August 23, 2012            Time: 7 pm

 Bobcats in Wisconsin, presented by John Clare.  This is a program that will discuss the status of Bobcats in the state, as will have information on the Bobcat survey that took place on Navarino in 2011.  No fee for this program, however a donation would be appreciated to keep these speakers coming to the nature center.   (Yes, we have Bobcats on Navarino.  Come to the program and find out more details.)

Farm Songs” with Tim Grimm     Sun., September 9, 2012 at 1 pm

Back to NNC by popular demand award winning songwriter and actor Tim Grimm.   We have invited Tim back to NNC to share his “Farm Songs” concert just in time for the harvest.   Tim is from southern Indiana, and walks the fine line between folk and country.  Tim’s songs are full of rural rumblings that have shaped his life.. rich with descriptive details, and sung with warmth and intimacy –   recognizing the inextinguishable national romance with the idea of the family farm and the vanishing landscape of rural America.  

Tickets will be available starting on June 1, 2012  Contact: 715-758-6999 or for more details.   Ticket locations will be: Shawano at Prey Insurance, Clintonville at Honey Creek, and Bonduel at Village Vet. Clinic.

Ticket cost:   $10 / person until August 31, 2012 $15 / person starting September 1, 2012


Cooperative Resources International117 E. Green Bay,  P.O. Box 469   Shawano, WI



Voyaging down the Wolf River – Saturday, September 22, 2012         Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm


Canoe the Wolf River in the DNR Voyageur Canoes, all equipment is provided.  Bring a lunch and any personal items.  RSVP by Sept. 14, 2012.

Fee:  NNC members $15, non-members $20


7th Annual Geocaching Event at NNC - Saturday, October 6, 2012      Time: 8:30 am to 3pm


Teams / individuals use GPS units to see how many geocaches they can find on the Navarino Wildlife Area.   Meals can be purchased at NNC between 11 am to 2 pm at the Fall Family Fun Day event.



Fall Family Fun Day – Saturday, October 6, 2012                    Time: 11 am – 3 pm


Family oriented activities and crafts, wagon tours of the wildlife area, renewable energy displays and activities, fun for the whole family.    Fee: Free



Sunset Wagon Ride Saturday, October 6, 2012                     Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm


Two hour wagon tour through the Navarino Wildlife Area viewing waterfowl, fall colors and hundreds of Sandhill Cranes on the return trip.


Fee = NNC members $5, non-members $10





Halloween Happenings Saturday, October 27, 2012             Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Non-scary Halloween event consisting of Halloween games, a Jack-o-Lantern Trail walk, and food around a bonfire.  


Fee: $3 per person



Wreath making workshop – Saturday, November 10, 2012     Time: 9am

Create a 24” wreath using various evergreens from the wildlife area, then create your own bow to top it off.    Fee:  $25 per wreath



Cross-Country Ski Trails – Open December 2012 or January 2013

Weather dependent.