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Lussier Family Heritage Center

Youth Programs

We offer several programs for youth to explore our parks and learn outdoor recreation activities. No prior experience is necessary to participate. These activities are offered throughout the year – visit our event calendar to see when they are offered and to sign up. 

Advance registration is required for youth participants.

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Lil' Explorers

Our Lil’ Explorers program is the perfect space to foster your preschooler’s sense of wonder. Join us to marvel at the natural world that is all around us. 

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"Learn to" Programs

Join on of our "learn to" programs to learn a new recreation skill! We offer programs throughout the year including fishing, biking, and more! 

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Youth Volunteers 4 Conservation

A hand's-on volunteer program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas. 

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Other Programs

We offer a number of other education events, family-friendly programs, and learning opportunities throughout the year. Visit our event calendar for a full list!

Event Calendar