LUNCH & LEARN: Essential Oils 101 with Lindsay Williamson
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Essential Oils 101 with Lindsay Williamson

Essential oils are a safe, natural solution that support many areas of the body — from headaches, stomachaches and stress to bug bites, sunburn and sleep. Learn how essential oils can help improve or maintain what our bodies need to thrive. This class will allow you to experience the power of essential oils while learning what they are, why sourcing matters, and which are most popular.

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Hike, Heal & Hum
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Hike, Heal & Hum

Hike, Heal & Hum offers a taste of four different practices that have been used as preventative medicine by cultures across the globe for centuries. We combine forest therapy, yoga (courtesy of New Sky Yoga), sound healing and Reiki for a total mind, body, spirit cleansing. We start out connecting as a group at the trailhead, taking time to center ourselves, offer gratitude to the day, and "shake off the road dust" before we embark on a mini-forest bath. During the forest bath, we will engage in a series of sensory invitations that will surely ignite our curiosity and deepen our personal connection to the more than human world. During the forest bath, we will engage in some yoga postures or asana to enhance the practice. Eventually we will come to a space to lay down our mats and practice a few restorative yoga poses together in the great outdoors. While in resting pose or Savasana, you will be guided into a deep meditation led by a blending of healing sounds from singing bowls and pyramids to open our 7 main energy centers, called chakras. During the sound bath, Reiki Master Krista Pfohl will come around to offer hands-off Reiki, or life force energy healing. After the entire sequence, we leave time for questions and group sharing. The entire experience lasts 3 hours in total, depending on the group size. Previous guests have left using words like "relaxed," "rejuvenated," "peaceful," "inspired," and "elevated" to summarize their experience. ​

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Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki

Thursdays from 7-8pm! Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of 18 different instruments: crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal pyramids, a merkabah, chimes and a hand pan. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for at least 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation. All sessions are hosted at The Awakened Center: 17 Applegate Court, Suite 9 Madison WI

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Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki

Thursdays from 7-8pm! Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of 18 different instruments: crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal pyramids, a merkabah, chimes and a hand pan. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for at least 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation. All sessions are hosted at The Awakened Center: 17 Applegate Court, Suite 9 Madison WI

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Safe & Natural Pet Care with Essential Oils
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Safe & Natural Pet Care with Essential Oils

Have you heard that essential oils are dangerous for use with pets? While that may be true of essential oil brands which are not Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, because dōTERRA essential oils ARE Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG), with proper dilution, many of them are safe for use with pets!

Join Kim, owner of Mindful You: Essential Oils For Life, for a Pet Care Make-and-Take Event!
Make your own Gentle Skin Cleanser, Natural Ear Cleaner, or a Natural Flea Bomb (all safe for use with dogs and cats), and learn several other uses of dōTERRA Essential Oils for pet care!

Space is limited so please reserve your spot early.

$5.00 per product with option to receive FREE!*
Registration includes 1 product with the option to make as many more as you choose.

*Details provided at the class.

Bring a friend (not a current doTERRA member) to receive a FREE gift!

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Mornings on Mendota: FREE Boat Rides
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

Mornings on Mendota: FREE Boat Rides

Chemistry of Water in the Lab of Shakhashiri
Presented by Clean Lakes Alliance and the Wisconsin Union

Mornings on Mendota is a FREE, family-friendly event at the Memorial Union in Madison! Explore the Lake Mendota ecosystem and learn how to be good lake stewards with Clean Lakes Alliance and Dr. Shakhashiri of "Science is Fun."

Join us for FREE interactive science stations, art projects with Wheelhouse Studios, and pontoon and sailboat rides! Canoe and kayak rentals are available through Outdoor UW.

NOTE: Boat seating is limited. Use this page to sign up for free a pontoon or sailboat ride and reserve your seat! Attendees may only participate in one type of boat ride (pontoon, sailboat, or paddling) as each of the rides will be happening at the same time.

Activity Schedule

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Watch Dr. Shakhashiri as he explores the chemistry of water in a short presentation

11 a.m. - Noon

  • Take a FREE pontoon or sailboat ride on Lake Mendota (registration required)

  • Experiment with the effects of salt and water color paint to achieve the "sparkle" effect

  • Explore Dr. Shakhasiri's interactive stations

Pontoon Boat Ride

There will be two pontoon boats to give tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Boats will take pre-registered people out on a first come basis, so no need to register for a specific time. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!

Sailboat Ride

There will be one sailboat ride from 11 a.m. to noon. Boats will take pre-registered people on the ride. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!

Paddling Session

There will be two paddling sessions to give tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. The boats will be taking pre-registered people out on a first come basis, so no need to register for a specific time. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!

NOTE: Children under age 5 cannot participate and children ages 5-8 must be in the same craft as the parent.

About Dr. Shakhashiri

Dr. Shakhashiri is the master of chemical demonstrations, as well as a professor of chemistry, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! His presentations help to teach about conductivity, surface tension, floating and sinking, and much more in a fun and engaging way, suitable for all ages. Click here to learn more about Dr. Shakhashiri.

Event Details

The event is held at the Memorial Union Terrace. Come at 10:30 for a presentation from Dr. Shakhashiri and stay untill noon to enjoy pontoon and sailboat rides, art projects, and interactive stations.

Mornings on Mendota

Mornings on Mendota is a fun new event series located at the Memorial Union in Madison! Join us for three Saturdays filled with watershed education programs and hands-on activities for adults and children of all ages. Explore the Lake Mendota ecosystem and learn how to be good lake stewards.

Click here to learn more about Mornings on Mendota.

This event is presented by Clean Lakes Alliance and the Wisconsin Union, in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

FAQs

Where do I park?
Event attendees can find parking in University of Wisconsin parking ramps, City of Madison ramps, or on the street. Otherwise, feel free to take the bus or ride your bike!

Does this event cost money?
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Do I have to register?
Registration is not required for Mornings on Mendota but it IS required for the free pontoon and sail boat rides. You can register on this page!

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DREAM BIG: From Stress to Sublime Solutions with Kirsty Blattner
Jul
25
6:15 PM18:15

DREAM BIG: From Stress to Sublime Solutions with Kirsty Blattner

Ever feel stressed, out of energy or like you’re headed for burnout? You’re not alone! Stress is all around us, and if left unattended, it can cause detrimental effects on ourselves, our family, our friends, and even the people we work with. In this inspiring presentation led by life coach, Kirsty Blattner, you’ll be guided through 3 different ‘sublime stations,’ to help activate your laughter, calm your energy levels and zap stress into another dimension. Come discover what you’re capable of achieving from a place of sublime!

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Yahara Lakes 101 with Claire Gervais, MD
Jul
24
8:00 AM08:00

Yahara Lakes 101 with Claire Gervais, MD

Yahara Lakes 101: Yahara Watershed Pollutants and Health

Join us for Yahara Lakes 101 to learn about the issues that impact our lakes!

About this Talk

At Clean Lakes Alliance, we believe that healthy lakes will lead to a healthy community. But what are the real health implications of poor water quality?

In this month's Yahara Lakes 101 talk, we'll hear from Claire Gervais, MD about pollutants commonly found in runoff and their health risks to the community. The presentation will focus on health impacts of pesticide and PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl) exposure.

About our Speaker

Claire Gervais, MD is a family practice physician and is a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She actively works on a number of environmental issues including pest management policy, climate change, eliminating triclosan use, and fragrance sensitivity policy. She serves as a co-president on the steering committee for the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. She is one of the founders of the Healthy Lawn Team, a nonprofit organization, which educates communities about the risks of lawn care pesticides. She enjoys many outdoor fitness activities including biking and skiing.

Event Details

The event is held at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

Admission is FREE for Friends of Clean Lakes. If you are not a Friend, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

Yahara Lakes 101 Lecture Series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences.

The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with presenting sponsors First Weber Foundation and Johnson Financial Group, hosting sponsor The Edgewater Madison, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner the Isthmus.

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Mornings on Mendota: FREE Boat Rides
Jul
20
10:30 AM10:30

Mornings on Mendota: FREE Boat Rides

Chemistry of Water in the Lab of Shakhashiri
Presented by Clean Lakes Alliance and the Wisconsin Union

Mornings on Mendota is a FREE, family-friendly event at the Memorial Union in Madison! Explore the Lake Mendota ecosystem and learn how to be good lake stewards with Clean Lakes Alliance and Dr. Shakhashiri of "Science is Fun."

Join us for FREE interactive science stations, art projects with Wheelhouse Studios, and pontoon and sailboat rides! Canoe and kayak rentals are available through Outdoor UW.

NOTE: Boat seating is limited. Use this page to sign up for free a pontoon or sailboat ride and reserve your seat! Attendees may only participate in one type of boat ride (pontoon, sailboat, or paddling) as each of the rides will be happening at the same time.

Activity Schedule

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Watch Dr. Shakhashiri as he explores the chemistry of water in a short presentation

11 a.m. - Noon

  • Take a FREE pontoon or sailboat ride on Lake Mendota (registration required)

  • Experiment with the effects of salt and water color paint to achieve the "sparkle" effect

  • Explore Dr. Shakhasiri's interactive stations

Pontoon Boat Ride

There will be two pontoon boats to give tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Boats will take pre-registered people out on a first come basis, so no need to register for a specific time. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!

Sailboat Ride

There will be one sailboat ride from 11 a.m. to noon. Boats will take pre-registered people on the ride. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!

Paddling Session

There will be two paddling sessions to give tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. The boats will be taking pre-registered people out on a first come basis, so no need to register for a specific time. To reserve a spot, register on Eventbrite!

NOTE: Children under age 5 cannot participate and children ages 5-8 must be in the same craft as the parent.

About Dr. Shakhashiri

Dr. Shakhashiri is the master of chemical demonstrations, as well as a professor of chemistry, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! His presentations help to teach about conductivity, surface tension, floating and sinking, and much more in a fun and engaging way, suitable for all ages. Click here to learn more about Dr. Shakhashiri.

Event Details

The event is held at the Memorial Union Terrace. Come at 10:30 for a presentation from Dr. Shakhashiri and stay untill noon to enjoy pontoon and sailboat rides, art projects, and interactive stations.

Mornings on Mendota

Mornings on Mendota is a fun new event series located at the Memorial Union in Madison! Join us for three Saturdays filled with watershed education programs and hands-on activities for adults and children of all ages. Explore the Lake Mendota ecosystem and learn how to be good lake stewards.

Click here to learn more about Mornings on Mendota.

This event is presented by Clean Lakes Alliance and the Wisconsin Union, in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

FAQs

Where do I park?
Event attendees can find parking in University of Wisconsin parking ramps, City of Madison ramps, or on the street. Otherwise, feel free to take the bus or ride your bike!

Does this event cost money?
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Do I have to register?
Registration is not required for Mornings on Mendota but it IS required for the free pontoon and sail boat rides. You can register on this page!

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DREAM BIG: Connection & Intention Through Mini Watercolor Mandalas with Love
Jul
15
6:15 PM18:15

DREAM BIG: Connection & Intention Through Mini Watercolor Mandalas with Love

Carve out some time for creative self-care and mindfulness at DreamBank! Join Taryn Garland, the founder of Love Sum, for a workshop where you’ll learn to how to create and use mini mandalas to check in with yourself in the present moment. Participants will learn how to create their own mandalas and learn how to incorporate them into their own mindfulness practice. Please register, as seats are limited! This event is perfect for guests ages 16 and up.

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Hike, Heal & Hum
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Hike, Heal & Hum

Hike, Heal & Hum offers a taste of four different practices that have been used as preventative medicine by cultures across the globe for centuries. We combine forest therapy, yoga (courtesy of New Sky Yoga), sound healing and Reiki for a total mind, body, spirit cleansing. We start out connecting as a group at the trailhead, taking time to center ourselves, offer gratitude to the day, and "shake off the road dust" before we embark on a mini-forest bath. During the forest bath, we will engage in a series of sensory invitations that will surely ignite our curiosity and deepen our personal connection to the more than human world. During the forest bath, we will engage in some yoga postures or asana to enhance the practice. Eventually we will come to a space to lay down our mats and practice a few restorative yoga poses together in the great outdoors. While in resting pose or Savasana, you will be guided into a deep meditation led by a blending of healing sounds from singing bowls and pyramids to open our 7 main energy centers, called chakras. During the sound bath, Reiki Master Krista Pfohl will come around to offer hands-off Reiki, or life force energy healing. After the entire sequence, we leave time for questions and group sharing. The entire experience lasts 3 hours in total, depending on the group size. Previous guests have left using words like "relaxed," "rejuvenated," "peaceful," "inspired," and "elevated" to summarize their experience. ​

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Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki

Thursdays from 7-8pm! Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of 18 different instruments: crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal pyramids, a merkabah, chimes and a hand pan. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for at least 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation. All sessions are hosted at The Awakened Center: 17 Applegate Court, Suite 9 Madison WI

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DREAM BIG: Connection & Intention Through Mindfulness and Labyrinths\
May
20
6:15 PM18:15

DREAM BIG: Connection & Intention Through Mindfulness and Labyrinths\

A labyrinth is a spiritual tool for meditation or prayer with a single path winding into the center and out again. They span continents and cultures, and can be a powerful tool for reflection and transformation! Join Art Therapist and Birth + Bereavement Doula, Chelsea O'Neil Karcher, to connect with labyrinths as a metaphor for your own journey through life's challenges, and learn to draw them as a tool for stress relief and centering. No art making or previous experience required. Please register, as seats are limited! This event is perfect for guests ages 16 and up.

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Sound Healing Meditation + Reiki
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation + Reiki

Thursdays from 7-8pm! Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of crystal singing bowls and pyramids. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for about 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation. All sessions are hosted at The Awakened Center: 17 Applegate Court, Suite 9 Madison WI

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Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation +Reiki

Thursdays from 7-8pm! Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of crystal singing bowls and pyramids. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for about 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation. All sessions are hosted at The Awakened Center: 17 Applegate Court, Suite 9 Madison WI

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2019 Earth Day Conference
Apr
22
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Earth Day Conference

  • Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the rising seas and the rushing flood waters to record-breaking heat waves and shifting landscapes, climate change is transforming the way we live. Our rapidly changing world requires us to adapt to a very different planet while imagining practical solutions to the challenges we face.

The Nelson Institute 2019 Earth Day Conference, Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World, will explore these challenges and resolutions through a number of straightforward, solution-focused sessions on topics such as adaptive infrastructure, environmental leadership, changes in agriculture and the cultural impact of climate change.

Featuring keynote speaker and climate-fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson, climate change adaptation leader Yolanda Joab, and leading thinkers and creative problem solvers, this conference will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the innovative solutions available to help us adapt to the impacts of our changing reality.

Please join us for an inspirational day of collaborative learning and exploration!

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MAKE, CRAFT & DO: Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

MAKE, CRAFT & DO: Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder

With Earth Day approaching, it is important to appreciate the planet we live on, and the nature within it! Bring in a recyclable water bottle/container to this fun, hands-on crafting workshop and transform it into a birdfeeder! If you can’t find a recyclable item to bring in, don’t sweat it, we’ll have spares just in case. This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.

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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Clean Lakes Alliance Earth Day Fundraiser

Clean Lakes Alliance is honored to be the beneficiary of HopCat Madison’s Earth Day Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20th.

HopCat is working with 16 brewery partners to raise over $30K for nonprofit clean-water organizations in our communities. The Madison location will be supporting Clean Lakes Alliance. Representatives from Clean Lakes Alliance will be on hand to provide more information about their efforts to improve the water quality of the lakes, streams, and wetlands of the Yahara River Watershed.

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Restoration Work Day
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Work Day

Our 2019 plan for workdays has changed. We are planning two “regular” workdays per month in April, May, September and October. They will be held the first and third Saturdays. This better coincides with typical workload needs and allows for easier scheduling of special workdays typically in the summer and affiliated with employers or organizations.  All regular workdays are from 9 AM – noon.

Work will consist of pulling invasives, cutting brush, or gathering seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date.

Volunteers should meet at the Pheasant Branch Dane County Parking lot (fire number 4864, labeled “County lot” on this online map) 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue on Pheasant Branch Road, unless instructed otherwise.

Workdays are weather dependent; let us know you are coming at restoration@pheasantbranch.org, we will let you know if we have to cancel.

We hope you can join us!

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Sound Healing Meditation + Reiki
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation + Reiki

Thursdays from 7-8pm! Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of crystal singing bowls and pyramids. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for about 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation. All sessions are hosted at The Awakened Center: 17 Applegate Court, Suite 9 Madison WI

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Conservancy Day: Bird Migration – How it’s Done
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Conservancy Day: Bird Migration – How it’s Done

Whether the American Robin is making its leisurely way from Illinois wintering grounds or a Bobolink is making its cross-hemispherical journey from Argentina to Wisconsin, both trips require a sense of direction. Orientation and navigation skills beyond those of Sacagawea, Merriwether Lewis, and William Clark are needed for these aerial treks.  Learn the many ways we think birds are able to complete the wonder of migration.

About the speaker: Abe Lenoch grew up on the west side of Madison where he attended Crestwood Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, and James Madison Memorial High School. In 2015 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Environmental Studies from UW-Madison. Abe has worked in the Forestry Division of the Wisconsin DNR as a research technician for multiple field seasons.  Abe is the Community Project Coordinator for 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. He is an active volunteer with Madison Audubon.

RSVPs to conservancyday@pheasantbranch.org are appreciated, but not required.

Directions to the room: enter through Door 3 in the eastern wing of Kromrey Middle School.

Every Conservancy Day is:

  • Free thanks to your donations and membership as a Friend

  • Open to the public

  • For all ages unless a specific age group is given in the program description

  • Diverse topics  More than 400 participants each year enjoy topics ranging from wildlife, science, resource management, natural and cultural history and current community issues

Thank you for your generous gifts and participation. You make it possible and you make it great! We welcome you to join us and help spread the word! Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events the third Thursday of each month, from January through November.

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LUNCH & LEARN: Nourish for Life with Capital Fitness
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Nourish for Life with Capital Fitness

  • DreamBank - American Family Insurance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Healthy and nourishing foods are a key component to wellness. Want to learn more? Join Capital Fitness and discover the art and science of nourishment! In this informational lunch and learn, you’ll discover strategies to help control and regulate your nutritional needs, explore which foods might work for you and learn how to create balance. Leave with the tools and knowledge you need to use nutrition to your advantage at every stage in life!

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Monarch Butterfly Conservation: An “All Hands on Deck” Approach for a Flagship Insect
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Monarch Butterfly Conservation: An “All Hands on Deck” Approach for a Flagship Insect

Join us for Yahara Lakes 101 to learn about the issues that impact our lakes!

About this Talk

Our Yahara Lakes are part of a dynamic and interconnected ecosystem. As a result, the pressures that impact water quality also affect our lands, wildlife, and even insects!

At this month’s Yahara Lakes 101 talk, Karen Oberhauser of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss declining Monarch butterfly populations and the “all hands on deck” approach needed for conservation. Through intentional habitat restoration, we can help increase the number of Monarchs and improve water quality in our lakes. Join us to learn how life in flight and life on the lakes are intrinsically connected!

About our Speaker

Karen Oberhauser is the Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum. She and her students have conducted research on several aspects of monarch butterfly ecology. Her research depends on traditional lab and field techniques, as well as the contributions of a variety of audiences through citizen science. Her strong interest in promoting a citizenry with a high degree of scientific and environmental literacy led to the development of a science education program that involves courses for teachers, and opportunities for youth, to engage in research and share their findings with broad audiences.

In 1996, she started a nationwide Citizen Science project called the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, which continues to engage hundreds of volunteers throughout North America. Oberhauser has authored over 90 papers on her research on monarchs, insect conservation, and citizen science. Her new job at the Arboretum blends her work on habitat conservation, public outreach, and citizen science research.

Oberhauser is passionate about the conservation of the world’s biodiversity, and believes that the connections her projects promote between monarchs, humans, and the natural world promote meaningful conservation action. She is the chair of the Monarch Joint Venture, and a founding officer of the Monarch Butterfly Fund. In 2013, Oberhauser received a White House Champion of Change award for her work with Citizen Science.

Event Details

The event is held at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

Admission is FREE for Friends of Clean Lakes. If you are not a Friend, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

Yahara Lakes 101 Lecture Series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences.

The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with presenting sponsors First Weber Foundation and Johnson Financial Group, hosting sponsor The Edgewater Madison, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner the Isthmus.

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LUNCH & LEARN: Brilliance of Resilience
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Brilliance of Resilience

Challenge is, well, challenging! But it’s an inevitable part of life — and you can actually learn a lot from it. In this open, honest and funny talk led by life coach, Jacy Imilkoswki, you’ll discover everyday tools for building resilience and learn how to choose growth and learning over burnout and frustration. Come take part in this powerful conversation and leave ready to embrace the challenges you face in your life.

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Maple Syrup Mini-Fest with Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Maple Syrup Mini-Fest with Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Come one, come all! We’re teaming up with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to celebrate this Wisconsin tradition! Spend a fun morning with the family learning about forest wildlife, tapping trees, playing nature games, and getting up close to the fascinating process of making irresistibly delicious maple syrup. Of course, we’ll be taste-testing, so be sure to bring your sweet tooth!

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Sound Healing Mediation
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Mediation

Come join Yara Sound Collective for a rejuvenating healing session through the playing of crystal singing bowls and pyramids. Benefit from guided meditation to ground us into the space, pranayama to awaken the spirit & Reiki for energetic, mental, physical and spiritual healing. The sound session lasts for about 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the time for grounding, awakening and great conversation.

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Board of Directors Meeting
Mar
18
5:15 PM17:15

Board of Directors Meeting

  • The Friends Of Pheasant Branch Conservancy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All FOPBC members are welcome to attend the meetings of the board of directors. Meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month at 5:00 PM at Kromrey Middle School room 600, entrance at door #18. Time and place are subject to change.

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