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Maple Sugarbush Festival


Trails & Tales





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Trails & Tales

Trails & Tales is a seasonal nature celebration that will connect young children ages 3-5 to their natural world. Children will play & learn through indoor and outdoor exploratory activities and physical movements that will include stories, games, art projects and hands-on investigations. A caregiver must stay with the child during the class.

Trails & Tales will be conducted at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve as a six week series. Pre-enrollment is required and space is limited to 15 children per class. $20 per child if you register for the entire series, or $5 per session if you'd like to attend on a drop-in basis.


Trails & Tales Spring Series: Sensastional Spring

Wednesdays, April 1– May 6, 6PM - 7PM

Download a registration form:(PDF)

WNS will also be partnering with 4C of Southern Indiana to offer:
Play & Learn Goes Wild at Wesselman Woods. 

Ages: birth – 5 years
Cost: FREE
No preregistration is required.
Contact 4C for more information: 812-463-3184 or visit www.child-care.org

Recycle Saturdays

For a complete listing of 2015 dates, times and locations, please visit our Off-Site Recycling Page.

Check the calendar listings

(WNS Events Calendar)

for detailed descriptions for these

and other upcoming programs

and events.

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We have included a DonateNow button feature to our website in order to simplify the donation process. With this button, visitors to our website may donate instantly! This tool offers both a safe and easy option for supporters to contribute to our work.

The Wesselman Nature Society invites you to become a member of our organization by donating at one of our membership levels. As a member of our organization, you will receive the following:

  • Reduced admission to programs and events offered at Wesselman Woods, Howell Wetlands and with Canoe Evansville.
  • A copy of the Society Newsletter, The Old Growth Gazette, mailed to your home or emailed to you quarterly.
  • A 10% discount at the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Gift Shop.
  • Invitations to special member-only events throughout the year.

The DonateNow feature is made possible through Groundspring.org, a nonprofit Internet foundation created by the Tides Foundation. All donations are processed by Groundspring.org, utilizing the newest secure technology developed for e-commerce to ensure that a donor's information is kept private and secure.

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Click HERE to read the 2012 Annual Member's Letter from Executive Director John Foster. Click HERE to download the contribution form.


Wesselman Nature Society is the parent organization of following three area properties/programs:

Wesselman Woods Nature PreserveHowell WetlandsCanoe Evansville


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