Educational Programs

The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum provides monthly environmental education programs. Most programs are held at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac campus and run about an hour unless otherwise noted.

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Create a Winter Wreath and Swag's Photo

Create a Winter Wreath and Swag

Jackie Scharfenburg
Thursday, November 9, at 1:00-3:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Ice Age Visitor Center
Wednesday, November 15 at 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Lakeside Pavilion


Please note that this class will be offered at four separate times. The first two will be at the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest Ice Age Center near Dundee and the other two at Lakeside Park Pavilion in Fond du Lac. Using a variety of natural materials, we will create a beautiful wreath and swag that will enhance your home's winter decor.  Please bring along a pruning shears and gloves. We will use the dried flower and grass seed heads from the prairie. Registration is required, fee is $20 to cover materials. Please call 920-940-8869.

Jackie Scharfenberg is a Forest Naturalist/Natural Resources Educator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit.  She enjoys teaching all aspects of environmental education.  Her goal is to get people connected or re-connected with the natural world if it be through creating a nature craft, learning something about nature, trying a new outdoor skill or experiencing nature first hand.