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Newport State Park

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475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
920.854.2500 http://www.dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/Newport

September 2015

Nature Program Hike

September 5, 2015 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States

Park naturalists will lead this informative hike as they search the woods for wild edible fruits, nuts, or mushrooms. Meet at Lot 3.

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Wilderness Day

September 6, 2015 @ 9:00am - 4:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States

A day of hikes and programs to celebrate Wisconsin’s only formally designated Wilderness State Park.

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Nature Program

September 12, 2015 @ 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States

Join park naturalists and guest instructor Ken Foszcz and learn all about how navigation was done in early days, outdoor skills, how to read a map and correctly use a compass. The discussion will start in the Nature Center with outdoor activities to follow.

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Nature Program

September 18, 2015 @ 6:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States

This program will be all about bats. Learn about the different kinds of bats in WI and all about the threat to their survival, White Nose Syndrome. Using an Anabat recording device, a bat survey will be done after the program. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Naturalist-Guided Hike

September 19, 2015 @ 9:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States

Interested in a long hike with park naturalists? Participants will be stopping along the way to discuss things of interest. Be prepared to be out at least 3-4 hours. Bring water, a walking stick, snacks or lunch, bug repellent, and dress for the weather. Meet at Lot 3.

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Nature Programs

September 26, 2015
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States

9am. Mushroom Hike with Charlotte Lukes. Join Door County's mushrooms expert as she explores the world of fungi. Meet at Lot 3. 1pm. Michelle Hefty will share her knowledge about wolves, coyotes, and other candids. Meet in the Nature Center.

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Viewing of the Supermoon Total Eclipse

September 27, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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An informal gathering to view the total eclipse of the moon. The partial umbral eclipse starts at 8:07pm, with the total eclipse going on from 9:11-10:23pm. All are welcome to bring chairs, binoculars or telescopes. Meet at Lot 3.

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October 2015

Fall Color Hike

October 1, 2015 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Don't miss this chance to join park naturalists and see beautiful Newport in all of its glory. Join us at Lot 4 to hike the Sugarbush Trail.

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Introduction to IDA and Movie Day

October 3, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about IDA (International Dark Sky Association) and Newport's process of becoming an International Dark Sky Park. Then the first DVD from "The Great Courses: Our Night Sky" series will be shown. The topic of the first lecture is "The Constellations and Their Stars." Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Universe in the Park

October 9, 2015 @ 7:00pm
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 presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Newport State Park in Ellison Bay is one of the darkest places in Door County and a perfect place to view the skies. Program will be held at the picnic shelter by Lot 3.

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National Fossil Day

October 14, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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"The Story in the Rocks" with geologist Jack Travis. Meet in the nature center.

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Geology of Newport & Door County

October 17, 2015 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Celebrate National Earth Science Week! Come learn all about the rich geologic history of the Door Peninsula and Newport State Park from geologist Jack Travis. Meet at the Nature Center. There will be a hike after a brief presentation.

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Fall Hike

October 24, 2015 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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"Preparing for Winter." We'll take to the woods and see how the plants, trees and animals are preparing for winter. Meet at Lot 4, Sugarbush Trail.

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January 2016

Introduction to Night Sky & Reading Star Charts

January 27, 2016 @ 5:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join Dave Udell from Door Peninsula Astronomical Society as he shares his expertise in this one hour program. All are welcome, from beginners to experienced star gazers. Meet in the Nature Center.

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February 2016

Activities at Newport

February 13, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10:30am. Animal Tracking. Join park naturalists as they explore the park looking for all the signs left for us to discover. Meet at the Nature Center, dress for the weather. 5:30-8:30pm. Candlelight Ski, Hike & Snowshoe. One mile trail lit by homemade candles. Bonfire and refreshments.

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May 2016

Wildflower Hike

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about the different spring wildflowers and their short life cycle. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Wildflower/Tree ID Hike

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn all about what is going on with the trees and ephemeral in the woods. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Spring Bird Walk

May 22, 2016 @ 7:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join us for a casual walk to check out the spring migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them. Some will also be available for use. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Wildflower Hike

May 28, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about the different spring wildflowers and their short life cycle. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Trees of Door County Hike

May 29, 2016 @ 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join arborist Tom Wolfe to learn about local trees. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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June 2016

Open Door Bird Sanctuary Meet & Greet

June 4, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Meet the birds, staff, and volunteers of Open Door Bird Sanctuary. At the Visitor's Center.

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Birds & Blooms

June 11, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Presentation by naturalist and conservationist, Charlotte Lukes. Meet in the Visitor's Center.

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Naturalist Led Hike

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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60-90 minute hike appropriate for all ages. Free. Meet in Lot 3.

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Nature Program

June 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Jennifer Redell, WDNR bat biologist, will teach about bats, and will have live bat ambassadors with her. A bat survey will be done after the presentation using an Anabat echolocation device. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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July 2016

Activities at Newport State Park

July 2, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1pm. Primitive fire making workshop. Learn how to use a bow drill, flint and steel and magnifying glass to start a camp fire. Meet at the fire ring by the picnic shelter, parking lot 3. 8:30pm. Universe in the park. Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a presentation on astronomy. Start in the Nature Center then head to the beach area to look through a high powered telescope. Meet at the Visitor Center then continue to Lot 3. Bring blanket…

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Trees of Door County

July 3, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Tree identification with arborist Tom Wolfe. Join at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Activities at Newport State Park

July 9, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10am. Nature Journaling: All About Butterflies. Everyone welcome, no writing or drawing skills necessary. Materials provided or you can bring your own journal. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. 1pm. Monarch Watch. Look for monarchs in their beginning stages and collect them so they can be protected during their metamorphosis then released. See the active monarch nursery. Meet outside the Nature Center.

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Our Night Sky – Lecture Series

July 15, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Lecture One: The Constellations and Their Stars. DVD presentation is part of "The Great Courses" series. Followed by a 30 minute lecture as well as discussion of the topic of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Monarch Watch

July 16, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Look for  monarchs in their beginning stages and collect them so they can be protected through their metamorphosis and released. Come see the active monarch nursery. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Our Night Sky – Lecture Series

July 22, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Lecture Two: Seeing and Navigating the Sky. DVD presentation is part of "The Great Courses" series. Followed by a 30 minute lecture as well as discussion of the topic of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Activities at Newport State Park

July 23, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9am-12pm. Geology Hike. Join a geologist and learn about the rich geologic history of Newport and the Door Peninsula. Moderate hiking. Meet at Lot 3. 2pm. Nature Journaling: Fossil Finds. Join naturalists and explore the world of nature journaling. No writing or drawing skills necessary. Materials provided or bring your own journal. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Our Night Sky – Lecture Series

July 29, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Lecture Three: Using Binoculars and Backyard Telescopes. DVD presentation is part of "The Great Courses" series. Followed by a 30 minute lecture as well as discussion of the topic of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Orchids of Door County

July 30, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Naturalist Charlotte Lukes will share a PowerPoint presentation of orchids of Door County. Meet in the Visitor's Center.

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August 2016

Activities at Newport State Park

August 5, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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11am. Monarch Watch. There are many larvae (caterpillars) in the monarch nursery. If any of the monarchs are ready to go, you can help release them. Meet at the Nature Center. 1pm. "Our Night Sky" Lecture Series. Lecture Three: Using Binoculars and Backyard Telescopes. DVD presentation is part of “The Great Courses” series. There is a total of 12 weekly sessions, which will include a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at…

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Activities at Newport State Park

August 6, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9-10:30am. Navigation Skills. Join park naturalists and guest instructor Ken Foszcz and learn about how navigation was done in early days, outdoor skills, how to read a map and correctly use a compass. Start in the Nature Center with outdoor activities to follow. 12-4pm. Happy Birthday Smokey Bear. Celebrate the 72nd birthday of America’s most loved fire fighter. There will be games, birthday cake and a chance to meet Smokey himself! The true story of Smokey Bear will be read throughout…

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Activities at Newport State Park

August 12, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1pm. “Our Night Sky” Lecture Series. Lecture Six: Meteor Showers, Comets, Eclipses, and More. In preparation for the Perseid Meteor Shower, this is the sixth in a series of weekly lectures. DVD presentation is part of “The Great Courses” series. There is a total of 12 weekly sessions, which will include a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center. 3pm. Monarch Watch. There are many larvae…

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12, 2016 @ 8:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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View the spectacular meteor shower in the darkest place in Door County. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free but vehicle park sticker required.

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Our Night Sky – Lecture Series

August 19, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Lecture Four: Observing the Moon and the Sun. The fourth in a series of weekly lectures, this DVD presentation is part of “The Great Courses” series. Total of 12 weekly sessions, which include a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Astronomy Discussion

August 20, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Dave Udell, President of Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will discuss the importance of preserving our dark night sky. He will also talk about the scale of the planets and our solar system and recent astronomy news. Meet in the Nature Center.

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Nature Program

August 21, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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"Climate Change and the Forests" presented by Dr. Lee Frelich. The presentation will explore how Door County’s forests are changing. For those who would like to participate, the presentation will be followed by a hike in the park. Meet in the Nature Center.

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Guided Mushroom Hike

August 27, 2016 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
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Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Charlotte Lukes leads a hike through the fascinating world of fungi. Meet at the Nature Center.

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September 2016

“Our Night Sky” Lecture

September 2, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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DVD Presentation of "Lecture Five: Observing the Planets With a Telescope". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Guided Informative Hike

September 3, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park naturalists as they search the woods for wildflowers, edible plants, fruits or nuts. Meet at Lot 3.

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Newport State Park Wilderness Day Activities

September 4, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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8am. Coffee on the Beach. Start your day with a hot cup from Base Camp Coffee. Meet at Lot 3. 9am. The Story in the Rocks Geology Hike. Join geologist Jack Travis and learn about the geologic history of the Door Peninsula and Newport State Park. Moderate hiking. Meet at Lot 3. 10am. Trees of Door County. Horticulture expert and arborist Tom Wolfe will share his knowledge about trees and shrubs of Door County. Meet at the Nature Center. 11am.…

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“Our Night Sky” Lecture

September 9, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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DVD Presentation of "Lecture Six: Meteor Showers, Comets, Eclipses and More". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Guided Informative Hike

September 10, 2016 @ 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 shares her knowledge of the fascinating world of fungi. Meet in the Nature Center.

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“Our Night Sky” Lecture

September 16, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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DVD Presentation of "Lecture Seven: The Northern Sky and the Northern Celestial Pole". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Hike with the Naturalists

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park naturalists as they take to the woods in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms or wild edibles. Meet at the Nature Center.

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“Our Night Sky” Lecture

September 23, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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DVD Presentation of "Lecture Eight: The Fall Sky". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Activities at Newport State Park

September 30, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1pm. "Our Night Sky" Lecture. DVD Presentation of "Lecture Nine: The Winter Sky". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center. 2pm. Night Photography Know How. Photographer Denny Moutray will share his knowledge and help you understand how to take photographs of the night sky. Geared toward those with intermediate photography skills who know their cameras. Meet at the Nature Center. 6:30pm. Star Party. Watch…

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October 2016

Naturalist Guided Hike

October 1, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the naturalists in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms and edibles in the woods. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Activities at Newport State Park

October 7, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1pm. "Our Night Sky" Lecture. DVD Presentation of "Lecture Eight: The Fall Sky". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center. 7pm. Universe in the Park. Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a presentation and chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Program held at the picnic shelter by Lot 3.

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Trees of Door County Program

October 8, 2016 @ 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Horticulturist and arborist Tom Wolfe shares his vast knowledge of trees including identification tips. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Fossil Facts and Identification

October 12, 2016 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Geologist Jack Travis shares his knowledge about Door County geology, particularly fossils. Meet at the Nature Center.

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“Our Night Sky” Lecture

October 14, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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DVD Presentation of "Lecture Ten: The Spring Sky". Includes a 30 minute lecture as well as discussions of the topic and of preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Was That a Wolf?

October 15, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Park staff members discuss wolves, coyotes, and other canids. Identification tips, animal habits and habitats will also be discussed. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Hike with the Naturalists

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park naturalists as they take to the woods in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms or wild edibles. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Activities at Newport State Park

October 29, 2016
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9am-12pm. Fall Cleanup Day. Help get the park ready for winter. Clean up trails and other areas. All ages and skill levels welcome. Bring loppers or pruning shears if you have them. Meet at the maintenance shop, dressed for the weather. 1pm. Halloween Nature Hike. Join park naturalists as they search the woods for nature's Halloween treats including Witches Caps, Dead Man's Fingers, Earth Tongues and Witches Butter. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Star Counting

October 30, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Newport State Park is seeking gold status for International Dark Sky Park. Bring a head lamp or flashlight, preferably with a red lens to preserve night vision and meet at the end of the black top path leading to the beach area from parking lot 3. If it is cloudy or raining, meet on Tuesday, November 1, same time and place.

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February 2017

Candlelight Ski, Hike & Snowshoe

February 11, 2017 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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One mile trail lit by homemade candles. Hot cocoa and cookies in the picnic shelter after. Start at Lot 3. This event is free but a vehicle sticker is required.

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March 2017

Activities at Newport State Park

March 25, 2017
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10am. Bluebird Workshop. Join Charlotte Lukes as she talks about bluebirds and their remarkable comeback story. Participants will also place bluebird nesting boxes, weather permitting. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free. 2pm. Milkweed For Monarchs. This hands on workshop will focus on preparing milkweed seeds for planting. Participants can take home seeds to plant. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free.

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April 2017

Earth Day Work Day

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Help clean up the park. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Great family opportunity. Bring work gloves, loppers or pruners if you have them. Meet at the shop/maintenance building. Lunch will be provided. For more information call 920.854.2500

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Dark Sky Week Presentation

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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“Constellations: What They Are; How We Find Them; How We Use Them” presented by John Beck from Door Peninsula Astronomical Society. Sky viewing in Lot 3 after the presentation, weather permitting. All are welcome to bring binoculars and telescopes. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but vehicle sticker required.

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May 2017

Bluebird Monitoring

May 3, 2017 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about monitoring bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Wildflower ID

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00am
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One event on May 19, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on May 29, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Take to the woods with park naturalists to learn all about spring wildflowers. Easy 1 mile hike. Meet at Lot 1. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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Bluebird Monitoring

May 18, 2017 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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Spring Birding Hike

May 20, 2017 @ 7:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Take to the trails in search of spring migrants. Sarah and Bill Krouse will share their enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge in this easy paced hike. Bring binoculars if you have them. For all experience levels. Meet at the park office, Lot 1. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

May 24, 2017 @ 9:00am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2017

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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The first in a series of weekly hikes, the goal is to hike all the trails at Newport this season. This first hike will be Fern Trail, an easy 1.2 mile hike. Join park the naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 3. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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Bluebird Monitoring

May 25, 2017 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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Timberdoodle Song and Dance

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Experience the American Woodcock spring courtship sky dance and unique calls. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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“Silent Spring” Screening

May 27, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Celebrating the birthday of Rachel Louise Carson, an American biologist, author, and conservationist, who is credited with advancing the global environmental movement. In the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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Trees and Shrubs of Door County

May 28, 2017 @ 1:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Horticulture expert and arborist Tom Wolfe will share his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs of Door County. Meet at the Nature Center. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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Wildflower ID

May 29, 2017 @ 10:00am
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One event on May 19, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on May 29, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Take to the woods with park naturalists to learn all about spring wildflowers. Easy 1 mile hike. Meet at Lot 1. Free, but vehicle park sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

May 31, 2017 @ 9:00am
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Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 2. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Upland Trail, a 2 mile hike. Join park the naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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June 2017

Bluebird Monitoring

June 1, 2017 @ 10:00am
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One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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Open Door Bird Sanctuary Meet and Greet

June 3, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Find out about Door County’s first bird sanctuary. Meet some of their resident birds, up close and personal. Open Door’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and give information. Held at the Visitor’s Center. Free. Vehicle park sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

June 7, 2017 @ 9:00am
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Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 3. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Upland Trail, a 2 mile hike. Join the park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bluebird Monitoring

June 9, 2017 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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The Ferns and Flowers on Fern Trail

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about the ferns growing along the aptly named Fern Trail; how they grow and what makes this area unique and special. Discuss wildflowers along the trail. Meet the naturalist at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bluebird Monitoring

June 14, 2017 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 4. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Lynd Point Trail, a 2.5 mile hike along a rocky shore trail, wooded trails and along an ancient shoreline. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Survival Series: Backpacking Basics

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join instructor and outdoor enthusiast Ken Foszcz as he talks about being well prepared to enjoy your next backpacking adventure. Some of the topics include field preparedness, first aid and knots most useful for camping. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free. Vehicle park sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

June 20, 2017 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 5. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Sand Cove/Duck Bay loop, a 2.5 mile hike. Join the park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bluebird Monitoring

June 21, 2017 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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International Dark Sky Park Dedication Ceremony

June 22, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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All are invited to come celebrate the dedication of Wisconsin’s First International Dark Sky Park – Newport State Park. Held at the picnic shelter area by Lot 3. Refreshments served following the dedication. Free, vehicle park sticker required.

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What’s All the Buzz About Bees?

June 23, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join David Keen from the Beekeepers Club as he talks about honeybees, bumblebees and native bees in the pollination process. Learn why they are so important to mankind. Meet in the Visitor Center. Free but vehicle park sticker required.

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Wild Orchids of Door County

June 24, 2017 @ 1:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Charlotte Lukes will share a PowerPoint presentation of orchids of Door County. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Free. Vehicle park sticker required.

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Bluebird Monitoring

June 28, 2017 @ 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 14, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 28, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about bluebird nesting boxes. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

June 29, 2017 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 6. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Monarch Trail. Join the park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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July 2017

Survival Series: Primitive Fire Making

July 1, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Try your hand at the many and exciting ways to start a fire. Join park naturalists along with fire investigator, teacher and campfire expert Ken Foszcz as he shares his wealth of knowledge and techniques. Meet at the picnic shelter, parking lot 3. Free. Vehicle park sticker required.

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Activities at Newport State Park

July 6, 2017
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9am. "Trails of Newport" Challenge Hike. Week 7. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Rowleys Bay Trail, 4mi. Join the park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2pm. Monarch Watch. Learn about the life cycle and efforts that are being made to help monarchs. Come see the active monarch nursery in the nature center. Help release any monarchs that are ready to go. Meet…

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Dark Sky Presentation

July 8, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Watch a short movie about preserving the dark followed by a presentation about IDA and Newport’s successful effort at becoming Wisconsin’s only Dark Sky Park. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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Poetry Reading & Song Circle

July 8, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join around the campfire under the Full Buck Moon for an evening of readings and music. All are welcome and encouraged to share their thoughts. Held at the fire ring near the picnic shelter, Lot 3. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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Trees and Shrubs of Door County

July 9, 2017 @ 1:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe as he shares his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs. There will plenty of time for questions. Weather permitting, some time will be spent in the woods. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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“Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

July 12, 2017 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 8. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Newport/Ridge Trail. Join the park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Universe in the Park

July 14, 2017 @ 8:00pm
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 presentation on astronomy and look through a high powered telescope. Bring a blanket or chair. Meet at the Visitor Center before heading to the beach area at Lot 3. Free but park vehicle sticker required.

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“Our Night Sky” Lecture Series

July 15, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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"The Constellations and Their Stars." The 30 minute DVD presentation is part of “The Great Courses” series. Followed by a discussion on preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center. Free but vehicle park sticker required.

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“The Trails of Newport” Challenge Hike

July 19, 2017 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Week 9. The goal is to hike all the trails at Newport. This hike will be Sugarbush Trail. Join the park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 4. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Watch

July 20, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Look for monarchs in their beginning stages, from eggs to larvae (caterpillars), and collect them so they can be protected through their metamorphosis and released. Come see the active monarch nursery. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bats Live!

July 22, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Jennifer Redell, WDNR bat biologist, teaches about the importance of bats, unearths the mysteries of Wisconsin's bats, explains how white-nose syndrome affects them, and shares what the WDNR Bat Program is doing in response. Accompanied by live bat ambassadors. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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