1305 Plank Road
Menasha, WI 54952
Reserve includes 76
acres of forested
meadow, open water,
and upland field
wheelchair & stroller-friendly 3+ mile trail
system includes 2 miles of boardwalk that
allows access to the wetland without getting
wet feet! The Reserve is home to a variety of
mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and
amphibians. Facilities include a nature
center with indoor living wetland and live
reptiles, amphibians, and fish, as well as
mounted specimens of Wisconsin mammals
and bird species. Educational programs are
provided for schools, daycares, special focus
groups (pre-school, grade school, scouts, and
senior citizens), and the general public. Our
goal is to provide visitor education while
fostering an ethic of environmental
stewardship in a fun, hands-on atmosphere.
Place a check on the line next to the program(s)
you wish to register for:
____ Thursday, January 18th – 9:30-11:00 am
____ Thursday, January 18th – 1:00-2:30 pm
____ Thursday, February 15th – 9:30-11:00 am
____ Thursday, February 15th – 1:00-2:30 pm
____ Thursday, March 15th – 9:30-11:00 am
____ Thursday, March 15th – 1:00-2:30 pm
____ Thursday, April 19th – 9:30-11:00 am
____ Thursday, April 19th – 1:00-2:30 pm
____ Thursday, May 17th – 9:30-11:00 am
____ Thursday, May 17th – 1:00-2:30 pm
June-Bat in the Hat
____ Thursday, June 21st – 9:30-11:00am
____ Thursday, June 21st – 1:00-2:30pm
July– Fairy Forts and Animal Homes
____ Thursday, July 19th – 9:30-11:00am
____ Thursday, July 19th– 1:00-2:30pm
August– Wide Open Prairie
____ Thursday, August 16th – 9:30-11:00am
____ Thursday, August 16th – 1:00-2:30pm
September-Who Lives Underground?
____ Thursday, September 20th – 9:30 -11:00am
____ Thursday, September 20th – 1:00-2:30 pm
October– Leaves of Many Color
____ Thursday, October 18th – 9:30-11:00am
____ Thursday, October 18th –1:00-2:30pm
____ Thursday, November 15th – 9:30-11:00am
____ Thursday, November 15th – 1:00-2:30pm
____ Thursday, December 13th –9:30-11:00am
____ Thursday, December 13th – 1:00-2:30pm
Turtle Tots programs are designed to
connect children ages 2-5 to nature in a naturalist-
led setting. These programs include: Hands-on
Centers, Craft, Snack,
and Outdoor Experience.
The fee is $5.00 per child.
($6.00/child with credit card)
Adult must attend with child.
There is no fee for adults. There is also no charge
for siblings under the age of 2.
Registration and payment is required by the
Friday before the program. There is no
registration day of the program.
There is no refund for missed programs.
Role of the accompanying adult:
Adults accompanying children are expected to play
a vital role in this program. In addition to behavior
control, accompanying adults facilitate participation
by taking an active role in guiding stations and
assistance with activities for their child.
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is to enhance, restore, and preserve the
Reserve and educate all people in the
importance of conserving our natural
resources while promoting the Reserve’s
many recreational opportunities.
HWR is a 501(c)(3)
Trails open year round from 6 AM—9 PM
Nature Center Hours
Tuesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday 11 AM-4 PM
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Turtle Tots Pre-school
Programs at Heckrodt...
Turtle Tots Registrations….
To register in person or by mail, fill out
information below, cut off along line and mail
with program fees to: Heckrodt Wetland
Reserve, 1305 Plank Rd Menasha, WI 54952
Child’s Name: _____________________________
Age: _______ Sibling(s) Attending:_____________
____________________ Age(s): ______________
City: ________________State: ____Zip: ________
Phone #: _____________________________
Email Address: _____________________________
How did you hear about our program:
Leaves of Many Colors Leaves of Many Colors Leaves of Many Colors Leaves of Many Colors
Thursday, October 18th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, October 18th at 1:00-2:30pm
Fall is fun! Let’s explore
leaves of many colors.
Collect some leaves and
make an art project.
Terrific Turkeys Terrific Turkeys Terrific Turkeys Terrific Turkeys
Thursday, November 15th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, November 15th at 1:00-2:30pm
Learn about wild turkeys.
What do turkey feathers feel
like? Discover what turkeys
eat and practice your turkey
Hibernation HappensHibernation HappensHibernation HappensHibernation Happens
Thursday, December 13th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, December 13th at 1:00-2:30pm
(2nd Thursday of this month)
Winter is here. What happens
to animals that live here?
Do they sleep, migrate, or
stay active? Let’s crawl into
the Hibernation Hut to
learn about their winter strategies.
Thursday, April 19th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, April 19th at 1:00-2:30pm
Birds are unique animals
that fly. Come learn where
they live and what they eat.
Then observe some at our
bird feeding area.
Totally TurtlesTotally TurtlesTotally TurtlesTotally Turtles
Thursday, May 17th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, May 17th at 1:00-2:30pm
Discover what turtles use
for food and shelter with
activities and crafts. Take
a hike to our pond to look
for turtles basking in the sun!
Bat in the HatBat in the HatBat in the HatBat in the Hat
Thursday, June 21st at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, June 21st at 1:00-2:30pm
Are bats really blind?
Learn a little more about
these flying mammals.
Take a hike and look for
places they might
live on the Reserve.
Oh Deer!Oh Deer!Oh Deer!Oh Deer!
Thursday, January 18th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, January 18th at 1:00-2:30 pm
Come learn more about
these magnificent creatures.
Discover where they live,
what they eat. Then go on a
hike looking for deer.
Winter Wonderland!Winter Wonderland!Winter Wonderland!Winter Wonderland!
Thursday, February 15th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, February 15th at 1:00-2:30pm
Let it Snow, Let it Snow,
Let it Snow! Let’s take a
closer look at snowflakes
and icicles. Explore the
winter wonderland outside!
Windy WeatherWindy WeatherWindy WeatherWindy Weather
Thursday, March 15th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, March 15th at 1:00-2:30pm
Wind makes a difference to
our weather and helps us fly
our kites. Let’s discover
how wind helps seeds travel.
Fairy Forts and Animal Homes Fairy Forts and Animal Homes Fairy Forts and Animal Homes Fairy Forts and Animal Homes
Thursday, July 19th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, July 19th at 1:00-2:30pm
Learn about different animal
habitats in the wetland! Then
build your own fairy fort out
of natural materials found
around the Reserve.
Wide Open PrairieWide Open PrairieWide Open PrairieWide Open Prairie
Thursday, August 16th at 9:30-11 am
Thursday, August 16th at 1:00-2:30pm
Let’s find out about what lives
and grows in the wide open
prairie and fields. Then we’ll
go outside to net some bugs!
Also visit the honey bee hive.
Who Lives Underground