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Environmental Fun Fair

July 14 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm


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, sensory activities centered around nature, outdoor recreation, and science. This is an inclusive event appropriate for ALL ages and abilities! 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:

🗑️ Mobil Trash Lab – Dane County Waste & Renewables

🛰️ Bird Banding and Tracking – International Crane Foundation

🐦 Bird and Nature Activities – Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN)

🕊️ Birds of Stewart Park – Friends of Stewart Park

🌳 Tree Climb (all ages and abilities) – Dane County Parks Arborists

🌧️ Rainfall Simulator – Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership

🌻 Roadshow – Madison Children’s Museum

🐶 Read to a pup – Tales with Big T

🎨 Face Painting – Antsy Pants Paints

🐺 Biofact Exploration and Animal Adaptation Matching – Henry Vilas Zoo

🦎 Live Animals – Bethel Horizons Nature Center

🥏 Disc Golf Tee – Dane County Parks

🍂 Healthy Parks, Healthy You

⛰️ Hiking Stick Decoration + Leave No Trace information – Ice Age Trail Alliance

🏕️ Camping Demo with Sierra Club Four Lakes Group

📖 Book Bike – Monona Public Library

👩🏾‍🦽 All-Terrain Wheelchairs – Access Ability WI and Dane County Parks

🔬 Diagnostic Laboratory with Microscope – Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

🐞 LED Bugs– Dane County 4H

♻️ Recycling Game – Sustain Dane

⚡ Induction Cooktop Demonstration & Guess the Watts – Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

🐢 Live Animals – Bethel Horizons Nature Center

All station areas listed on the map will have picnic table seating. There are benches and restrooms are available at the front entrance of the Heritage Center.

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


July 14
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Dane County Parks
(608) 224-3730
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Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Rd
Madison, 53711
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(608) 224-3604
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