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Environmental Awareness Center

Havenwoods State Forest

Before heading out to enjoy nature in the city, stop by the nature center to pick up a trail map and find out about what's happening outdoors.

Things to do

In the center, view seasonal exhibits, participate in drop-in activities or check out the live reptiles and amphibians. Don't forget to pick up species lists, geocaching adventure booklets and many other publications. You can borrow binoculars, field guides, GPS units snowshoes and other exploring tools for use at Havenwoods. Families can "Take Smokey for a Hike" or borrow a backpack with exploring tools and books.

Naturalists are available to answer your questions or help you identify plants and animals that you encounter in the woods, wetlands and prairies at Havenwoods. Naturalists also host many interpretive programs in the nature center throughout the year. See the Get Outdoors! Events Calendar for a list of all nature programs and events.

Become a Wisconsin Explorer and discover the natural world. Pick up a booklet at the nature center. The booklets are full of hands-on, exciting and educational activities for days on the beach, rainy days at home or starry nights. Complete at least half of activities and return it to any state park, forest or recreation area. Receive a patch and certificate for completing the activities.

Field trips

Please contact the property for more information about school field trips.