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Newport State Park

920.854.2500| http://dnr.wi.gov

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July 2018

Activities at the Park

July 20
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1pm. Monarch Monitoring Project. Checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development. No experience necessary. Brief instruction beforehand. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 8-9pm. Bat Count. Bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS). No experience necessary. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1, for brief instruction. Rain date: July 21, same time.

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Meet the Monarchs

July 21 @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist as she explains all about monarchs amazing life cycle. See the active nursey and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. In the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“Our Night Sky” Lecture Series

July 26 @ 7:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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"Observing the Moon and the Sun." This DVD presentation is part of “The Great Courses” series. 30min DVD lecture given by Edward M. Murphy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. Stay to do some moon gazing. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Full Moon Night

July 26 @ 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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If conditions allow, a telescope and binoculars are available to share. You can also bring your own. Bring a flashlight or head lamp with a red lens and chairs or blankets. Meet near the beach area, near parking lot 3. Cancelled in event of rain or poor viewing conditions. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

July 27
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10am. Monarch Monitoring Project. Checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development. No experience necessary. Brief instruction beforehand. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 10am. Exploration Hike. Forest ecologist Lee Frelich leads the hike. Fundraiser for Climate Change Coalition. Limited space. Registration required by July 23 at 920.854.3330 or 920.421.0069. $50/person, includes picnic lunch. Climate Change Coalition program.

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Meet the Monarchs

July 28 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist as she explains all about monarchs life cycle. See the active nursery and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. In the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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August 2018

Monarch Monitoring Project

August 3 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. Brief instruction beforehand. Citizen science project conducted weekly at the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Watch

August 4 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Monarch populations have severely declined over the past few years. Look for monarchs in their beginning stages and collect them so they can be protected through their metamorphosis. See the active monarch nursery. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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5 Nights Under Dark Skies

August 10
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 14, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and park staff to view planets, nebulae and globular clusters through a variety of telescopes. Viewing area is by Lot 3. If overcast, presentations and/or astronomy videos are presented. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Monitoring Project

August 10 @ 10:00am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. Brief instruction beforehand. Citizen science project conducted weekly at the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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5 Nights Under Dark Skies

August 11
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 14, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and park staff to view planets, nebulae and globular clusters through a variety of telescopes. Viewing area is by Lot 3. If overcast, presentations and/or astronomy videos are presented. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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5 Nights Under Dark Skies

August 12
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 14, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and park staff to view planets, nebulae and globular clusters through a variety of telescopes. Viewing area is by Lot 3. If overcast, presentations and/or astronomy videos are presented. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Universe in the Park and Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 8:30pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:30pm on of August, repeating indefinitely

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a PowerPoint presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, flash lights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at Lot 3, follow path to shelter building. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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5 Nights Under Dark Skies

August 13
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 14, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and park staff to view planets, nebulae and globular clusters through a variety of telescopes. Viewing area is by Lot 3. If overcast, presentations and/or astronomy videos are presented. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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5 Nights Under Dark Skies

August 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 14, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and park staff to view planets, nebulae and globular clusters through a variety of telescopes. Viewing area is by Lot 3. If overcast, presentations and/or astronomy videos are presented. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Monitoring Project

August 17 @ 10:00am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. Brief instruction beforehand. Citizen science project conducted weekly at the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Monitoring Project

August 24 @ 10:00am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. Brief instruction beforehand. Citizen science project conducted weekly at the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Mushroom Hike

August 25 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join Charlotte Lukes as she talks about the world of fungi. Meet in the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Raptor Program

August 31 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Open Door Bird Sanctuary on hand to share information, raptors discussed, specifically hawks, falcons & owls. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“The Emissary”

August 31 @ 7:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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A showing of the family-friendly, sci-fi epic shot in Door County. Meet director Tim Erskine and co-producer Holly Erskine. Popcorn available. Free.

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September 2018

Newport Wilderness Day

September 2
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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A day of hikes and programs to celebrate Wisconsin's only formally designated Wilderness State Park.

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August 2019

Universe in the Park and Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12, 2019 @ 8:30pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 8:30pm on of August, repeating indefinitely

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a PowerPoint presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, flash lights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at Lot 3, follow path to shelter building. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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