Events at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center offers programming for the whole family! Check out the links to the right for our major annual events.

To register for public programs listed below, please fill out the registration form.

Scouting and other youth group program registration can be found here.

Invasive Species Workday

Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are removed manually and native plants returned to the habitat. Please bring your own work gloves, tools will be provided.

Summer Celebration & Great American Campout

Saturday, June 22nd, 1:00 pm - Sunday, June 23rd

For the first time ever, Pringle Nature Center is hosting a combined Summer Celebration and Great American Campout! This is a nationwide celebration, held in cooperation with the Kenosha County Parks and National Wildlife Foundation, dedicated to camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

SAT afternoon: Come out with your family and friends to celebrate summer with nature hikes, lawn games, arts & crafts, and other nature activities!

SAT evening - SUN morning: Stay for a campfire cooking demonstration, campfire stories, and a night hike. Pre-register to reserve your tent spot for the overnight campout next to the nature center, and wake up Sunday morning to an optional picnic breakfast and morning bird walk!

Register for the campout here

Event schedule and information

Morning Bird Walk

Sunday, June 23rd, 8:00 - 9:00 am

Are you a seasoned birder? Or don't know the first thing about birds? Doesn't matter! Join us for a morning bird walk led by local expert Rick Fare and search for birds at their busiest time of day! Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours (first-come, first-served).


Leave no Child Inside: Mud Day

Wednesday, June 26th, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Don't worry about getting messy... that's the point of this day! International Mud Day aims to connect children around the globe through the earth. Young kids will enjoy playing in the mud and exploring. Come and leave as you'd like, just don't forget your towel and a change of clothes!


Brownie Girl Scouts: Hiker Badge

Saturday, June 29th, 9:30 - 11:15 am

Brownies are invited to Pringle Nature Center to earn their Hiker badge. Please arrive by 9:15 to check in. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, June 27th.

$4 per scout

Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats Badge

Saturday, July 6th, 1 - 2:45 pm

Most animals live in the wild, so we don't get to spend time with them in their natural habitats, but that doesn't mean we can't learn more about where they live and how we can help them! Please arrive by 12:45 to check in. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, July 3rd.

$4 per scout

Leave No Child Inside: Frogs & Toads, Oh My!

Saturday, July 13th, 1 - 2:30 pm

Come learn all about the world of frogs and toads, and what makes them special. We'll learn how to identify frogs visually and by their distinctive calls. Be prepared to get dirty and wet! Ages 4 and up accompanied by an adult. This program is not suited for large groups. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, July 11th.

Friends of Pringle: $4.50 / General Public: $6

Brownie Girl Scouts: Senses Badge

Saturday, July 20th, 9:30 - 11:15 am

You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around you. Brownies will use their senses to explore the park and the things living in it. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, July 18th.

$4 per scout

Webelos: Earth Rocks! Badge

Saturday, July 27th, 1 - 3 pm

Ever wondered why people would study rocks? Webelos will learn about the importance of geology and become rock hunters during this badge program! Pre-registration is required by Thursday, July 25th.

$4 per scout

Junior Girl Scouts: Geocacher Badge

Saturday, August 3rd, 1 - 2:45 pm

Geocaching is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective! Scouts will learn to use a GPS receiver to find hidden caches in the park. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 1st.

$4 per scout

Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing

Saturday, August 10th, 9:30 - 11 pm

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour! Join us for a short, informal talk about the Perseids, followed by an outdoor viewing. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 8th.

Friends of Pringle: $3 / General Public: $5

Brownie Girl Scouts: Bugs Badge

Saturday, August 17th, 9:30 - 11:15 am

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways! Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 15th.

$4 per scout

Webelos: Into the Wild Badge

Saturday, August 24th, 1 - 3 pm

Webelos will complete the steps needed to earn their "Into the Wild" badge. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 22nd.

$4 per scout

Leave No Child Inside: Summer's Last Fling!

Saturday, August 31st, 10 am - 3 pm

Help us send off summer with a day of self-guided outdoor exploration. Try checking out an Explorer Pack to aid in your adventure. Come and go when you like.