Events at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center offers public programming for the whole family! For private programs, check the "Programs" page. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment is not met or weather poses a safety risk. Programs may be added, so check back frequently!

Some programs require pre-registration so that we can prepare adequate materials and staff/volunteers. If that is the case, the link to pre-register will appear in the program description. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance of the program for a refund to be issued. Participants who have pre-registered for a program will be notified by email of any changes.

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Leave No Child Inside: Nature Play Date

Saturday, November 16th, 10 am - 3 pm

Join us for self-guided nature activities celebrating the arrival of winter in the park! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free, no pre-registration required

Nature Story Time

Thursday, November 21st, 9:30 - 10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

Free, no pre-registration required

Invasive Species Workday

Saturday, November 23rd, 9 am-12 pm

Weather permitting, a final workday for the year will be held on this Saturday. Bring your work gloves (we will provide the tools) and help us restore native habitats in the park. Monthly workdays will resume in the spring of 2020. Thank you for all your help this year!

CLOSED November 28th-29th

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Friday, December 6th, 5-7 pm

Pringle Nature Center would be nothing without its volunteers, so we want to thank our volunteers for all of their hard work this year! Please RSVP to our volunteer coordinator, or contact us if you have been a volunteer and did not receive an invitation.

Free, RSVP requested

Nature Hike

Saturday, December 7th, 10 - 11 am

Get your vitamins D and N (Nature) in by joining us on the first Saturday of every month for a hike exploring different parts of Bristol Woods park! Each hike will be led by a naturalist and focus on seasonal highlights (topics and hike distances may be updated closer to the date of the program). This program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free, no pre-registration required

Nature Story Time

Thursday, December 19th, 9:30 - 10:15 am

Join us for a nature-themed story and craft, TBD. This program is appropriate for young kids accompanied by an adult, and not suited for large groups.

Free, no pre-registration required

Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 21st, all day

Join this century-old tradition organized by the Audubon Society by counting our local birds! Participants count each bird they see or hear in a 15-mile diameter on one day between December 14th and January 5th, then report their counts to the Kenosha compiler. Participants are invited to join the Winter Solstice Night Hike at no charge! Please follow the link below to sign up on the Audubon website:

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Winter Solstice Night Hike

Saturday, December 21st, 6:30 - 8 pm

Learn about the significance of the winter solstice and enjoy the quiet beauty of the woods on this moonlit hike!

Friends of Pringle & CBC Participants: FREE / General Public: $5

pre-registration required

CLOSED December 24th-25th

CLOSED December 31st-January 1st