General Information

Navarino Nature Center is a member supported, 501c3 non-profit, working in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on the 15,000 acre Navarino Wildlife Area (WDNR). 


Nature center staff and volunteers work to help area students and residents learn more about nature thru environmental education and outdoor skill programs.


Tim Ewing, Director / Naturalist

Welcome to Navarino Nature Center's home on the web!   There is a lot of info about the nature center and wildlife area, however the web doesn't match the real thing so I hope to see you on the trail sometime.  


Tim has been at Navarino for 18 years.

Education is a Bachelors in Science, Forestry Outdoor Recreation from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

The Navarino Wildlife Area (WDNR) is located in southeastern Shawano County and northeastern Waupaca County, and consists of 15,000 acres of wetlands, forests, prairies and agricultural fields.  There are a variety of recreational opportunities available to all visitors including but not limited to the following: hunting, hiking, birding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, auto tour, geocaching, photography, biking (on roads), cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking your dog, sledding and many others.

Navarino Nature Center is member supported.

Please consider becoming a member today.

Kaylee Lietz, Assistant Naturalist

Welcome to Navarino's website. I am so excited that you are  here and want to know more about Navarino. I am constantly learning a lot about this great facility and wildlife area. I strongly recommend anyone to come out and see the wonders for yourself!


Kaylee has been at Navarino since September 2015. She has a Bachelors in Science in Biology (Zoology) and Wildlife Education and Information from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.

How to contact Staff:


Call: 715-758-6999



Tim Ewing (Director/Naturalist):

Kaylee Lietz (Asst. Naturalist):

Julie Wilber (Secretary):

Sarah Olsen (Accountant):


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