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January 2018

Animal Encounter

Sunday, January 21 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, January 28 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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February 2018

Recycle Saturday

Saturday, February 3 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wesselman Nature Society partners with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to conduct monthly drop off recycling opportunities at various sites throughout Vanderburgh County for the convenience of county residents. Revenues from the sale of these items are used to fund the Nature Society’s programs. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope you will make Wesselman your recycling center!

Accepted Items
Aluminum cans
Metal food cans
Newspapers, including inserts that come in the paper
Plastic bottles, only #1 – #7 plastic – milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and soda bottles. Bottles that contained a hazardous material (bleach, antifreeze) cannot be accepted.
Magazines and catalogs
Junk mail, notebook paper, wrapping paper, copy paper, envelopes, flyers.
Cardboard and paperboard, including cereal boxes.  Remove all styrofoam & plastic.
Shredded paper
Telephone books
We ask that you please separate these items by the material types listed above and place into separate bags or boxes. Paper shopping bags work best for this. Flatten boxes before you arrive if possible. Please be sure items are clean and dry. No styrofoam or plastic bags.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, February 4 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Recycle Saturday

Saturday, February 10 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wesselman Nature Society partners with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to conduct monthly drop off recycling opportunities at various sites throughout Vanderburgh County for the convenience of county residents. Revenues from the sale of these items are used to fund the Nature Society’s programs. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope you will make Wesselman your recycling center!

Accepted Items
Aluminum cans
Metal food cans
Newspapers, including inserts that come in the paper
Plastic bottles, only #1 – #7 plastic – milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and soda bottles. Bottles that contained a hazardous material (bleach, antifreeze) cannot be accepted.
Magazines and catalogs
Junk mail, notebook paper, wrapping paper, copy paper, envelopes, flyers.
Cardboard and paperboard, including cereal boxes.  Remove all styrofoam & plastic.
Shredded paper
Telephone books
We ask that you please separate these items by the material types listed above and place into separate bags or boxes. Paper shopping bags work best for this. Flatten boxes before you arrive if possible. Please be sure items are clean and dry. No styrofoam or plastic bags.

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Animal Enounter

Sunday, February 11 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, February 25 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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March 2018

Maple Sugarbush Festival and Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 3 - 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Celebrate the maple sugar harvest from the trees of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve at our 40th Annual Maple Sugarbush Festival! Bring the family to enjoy a hearty breakfast, including sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes with pure maple syrup, and juice, milk, and/or coffee. After breakfast, families can take a guided tour through the woods to observe how sap is harvested from the sugar maple trees, and then visit the sugar shack to witness the process of boiling the sap into pure, delicious maple syrup. Family-friendly activities add to the festivities. Maple confections will be for sale as well.

You and your family will have an opportunity to sample some of our home grown maple syrup from Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve during the event.

We welcome you to join us for this local tradition of discovery and fun in the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve!

A very special thank you to our event sponsors for your support of our mission!

Time
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday

Admission
$8.00 for adults
$5.00 per child (ages 3-12)
Children 2 and under are free
($1/person discount for WNS members)

Tickets
As we are now utilizing time specific breakfast seatings, you may reserve your tickets in advance online or in person at the Nature Center. Advance tickets are not required but are highly recommended. Those not purchasing tickets in advance may have to wait to be seated. 

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Recycle Saturday

Saturday, March 10 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wesselman Nature Society partners with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to conduct monthly drop off recycling opportunities at various sites throughout Vanderburgh County for the convenience of county residents. Revenues from the sale of these items are used to fund the Nature Society’s programs. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope you will make Wesselman your recycling center!

Accepted Items
Aluminum cans
Metal food cans
Newspapers, including inserts that come in the paper
Plastic bottles, only #1 – #7 plastic – milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and soda bottles. Bottles that contained a hazardous material (bleach, antifreeze) cannot be accepted.
Magazines and catalogs
Junk mail, notebook paper, wrapping paper, copy paper, envelopes, flyers.
Cardboard and paperboard, including cereal boxes.  Remove all styrofoam & plastic.
Shredded paper
Telephone books
We ask that you please separate these items by the material types listed above and place into separate bags or boxes. Paper shopping bags work best for this. Flatten boxes before you arrive if possible. Please be sure items are clean and dry. No styrofoam or plastic bags.

Click Here for full schedule and more information

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, March 11 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, March 18 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, March 25 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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April 2018

Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 1 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Recycle Saturday

Saturday, April 7 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wesselman Nature Society partners with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to conduct monthly drop off recycling opportunities at various sites throughout Vanderburgh County for the convenience of county residents. Revenues from the sale of these items are used to fund the Nature Society’s programs. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope you will make Wesselman your recycling center!

Accepted Items
Aluminum cans
Metal food cans
Newspapers, including inserts that come in the paper
Plastic bottles, only #1 – #7 plastic – milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and soda bottles. Bottles that contained a hazardous material (bleach, antifreeze) cannot be accepted.
Magazines and catalogs
Junk mail, notebook paper, wrapping paper, copy paper, envelopes, flyers.
Cardboard and paperboard, including cereal boxes.  Remove all styrofoam & plastic.
Shredded paper
Telephone books
We ask that you please separate these items by the material types listed above and place into separate bags or boxes. Paper shopping bags work best for this. Flatten boxes before you arrive if possible. Please be sure items are clean and dry. No styrofoam or plastic bags.

Click Here for full schedule and more information

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Recycle Saturday

Saturday, April 14 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wesselman Nature Society partners with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to conduct monthly drop off recycling opportunities at various sites throughout Vanderburgh County for the convenience of county residents. Revenues from the sale of these items are used to fund the Nature Society’s programs. We appreciate your recycling efforts and hope you will make Wesselman your recycling center!

Accepted Items
Aluminum cans
Metal food cans
Newspapers, including inserts that come in the paper
Plastic bottles, only #1 – #7 plastic – milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and soda bottles. Bottles that contained a hazardous material (bleach, antifreeze) cannot be accepted.
Magazines and catalogs
Junk mail, notebook paper, wrapping paper, copy paper, envelopes, flyers.
Cardboard and paperboard, including cereal boxes.  Remove all styrofoam & plastic.
Shredded paper
Telephone books
We ask that you please separate these items by the material types listed above and place into separate bags or boxes. Paper shopping bags work best for this. Flatten boxes before you arrive if possible. Please be sure items are clean and dry. No styrofoam or plastic bags.

Click Here for full schedule and more information

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 15 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 22 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 29 - 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday at 2:00 pm for an Animal Encounter with one of the Nature Center’s resident Docent Animals. We have over 50 animals living at the Nature Center and this is your chance to get an up close look at them while learning about them from our Naturalists. Stop by the Welcome Desk when you arrive to find out the location of this week’s meet-and-greet. This Pop-Up Encounter is free with Nature Center admission.

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