Public Programs

The Lussier Family Heritage Center offers a number of public education programs to help you learn more about nature and get outside to explore! Click on a program below to learn more or check out our event calendar to see what events are coming up.

Sunset over Lake Waubesa with birds on the water
Paddle in the Parks

Get out on the water this fall through this fun introductory paddles. Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff in this relaxing paddle fit for the entire family. Learn canoe paddle strokes, practice gaining comfort in a canoe, and enjoy morning paddle on Dane County waterways.

Cost: Program is free if you bring your own boat, or rent a canoe from us for $20. Registration required in advance to rent canoes. 

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Marshmallows roasting over a campfire
Luminary Night Walk

Bring your friends and family for an evening stroll around the Lussier Family Heritage Center. Luminaries will be set up along the the path to light your way along the educational prairie trail. Finish the night off with a campfire and s’mores (provided) under the stars. The trail includes multiple paths suitable for all!  Cocoa and apple cider available for purchase.

Cost: $5 per person. Kids under 5 are free and do not need to register. 

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Owl up in a tree
Owl Walk

Have you ever been out at dusk to listen for owls? Now is your chance! Join us to explore different parks to look and listen for this incredible raptor. Each walk varies in length and will go at a group set pace. Please ensure that you are dressed appropriately for these evening walks. There is no guarantee to see or hear an owl during this program.

Cost: $5 per person. Kids under 5 are free and do not need to register. 

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