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.
Summer Event Series
Join us for a summer series featuring:
- Presentations in the Park
- Movies in the Park
- Art in the Park
- Yoga in the Park
More information coming soon!
Youth Adventure Programs
Do your kids love exploring and trying new things? Bring them out to our kids adventure programs, open to the public! We offer several one time programs to help kids explore our parks and try out outdoor recreation activities. No prior experience is necessary to sign up. These activities are offered throughout the year – visit our event calendar to see when they are offered and to sign up.
Lil' Explorers - Story Time
This program is perfect for kids 8 & under. This program typically runs once a month from April - October. Each program is free and features a craft, scavenger hunt, nature walk, or a hands-on activity. All events are listed on our events calendar.
Each month we will put out a scavenger hunt on one of the trails near the Lussier Family Heritage Center. You can participate in the scavenger hunt challenge by finding all 10 of the signs and emailing us the secret phrase to win a prize.
Visit our Prairie Learning Center trails and read the book along the trail. This fun, educational activity places the pages of a children's book along the trail. Each month the story will be changed.
Conservation Art Contest
This is an educational scholarship competition and fundraiser for youth in grades six through twelve. Contest entries feature threatened or endangered species in Wisconsin. The top three contest winners receive scholarship awards for their artwork.
Nature Fun at Home
Fun activities you can do at home or on your own or along our trails.
The Lussier Family Heritage Center is part of Dane County Parks and the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department. Our education program focuses on connecting and educating our community on the importance of the natural resources here in Dane County and beyond. Dane County is incredibly unique due to the geology and landscape carved by glaciers or left untouched. The county is home to 69 named lakes and ponds, over 475 miles of streams and rivers, and more than 52,000 acres of wetlands. Through workshops, experiences, hands-on trainings, and programs we hope to connect our community with the important natural resources in Dane County. The programs and educational opportunities we offer are guided by the needs of our community. To get involved as a community volunteer, visit our volunteer page.