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  • Pringle Nature Center
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  • Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

Building open Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and during special events.

Take Hwy. C west to Hwy. MB, south to entrance. Various free ongoing nature programs, exhibits, books and interactive learning stations. Outside, hike on wood chip trails through Bristol Woods upland forest — a majestic oak community. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing on all trails. Snowshoes available for rent. Located in a Kenosha County park - Bristol Woods.

There are items people can borrow or rent at the center, including:

  • GPS Units – Our GPS units are pre-programmed with the Geocaches located in the park. GPS units can be rented for $5.00/unit. Driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.
  • Explorer Backpack – These family friendly backpacks provide the tools necessary to facilitate fun exploration of Bristol Woods. Backpacks can be rented for $5.00/pack. Driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.
  • Guidebooks and Binoculars – While out on your hike, you can borrow guidebooks and binoculars at no charge. Driver’s license or ID is needed for borrowing.

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: Batty About Bats!

May 30, 2015

Come learn about the wonderful world of bats – how they use echolocation and how bats eat insects and not people! For ages 4 and up.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Nature Story Time Hike

June 6, 2015

Follow the red canoe as it journeys down river carrying the family on a camping tour. The book Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams will be read. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Science Saturday: Behavior of Cockroaches

June 13, 2015

Children in 6th to 9th grade join us for fun experiments! This month we’ll discover the environmental preferences of cockroaches.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Dad & Me Father’s Day and Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2015

Bring your dad out to celebrate the Summer Solstice and Father’s Day. $5 general public. Please RSVP by June 19.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: NWF Great American Backyard Campout

June 27, 2015 into June 28, 2015

Pitch your tent as we provide a memorable experience of what it’s like to sleep out under the stars and listening to the night sounds.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Telescope Night with Racine Astronomical Society

June 27, 2015

The Racine Astronomical Society will have several telescopes set up for visitors to look through at the park. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Invasive Species Workday

2015 Dates: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, and August 22

Help us to continue to restore our Oak Savanna and Prairie areas. We will be cutting down buckthorn, multi-flora rose, and other invasive plants. There is no cost to volunteer.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: Frogs and Toads, Oh My!

July 11, 2015

Come out to learn all about the world of frogs and toads, what makes them special.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Nature Story Time Hike

August 1, 2015

The book Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky will be read: as the moon rises a mother raccoon and her two young begin an all-night feast in a cornfield. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Science Saturday: To the Moon!

August 8, 2015

Children in 6th to 9th grade join us for fun experiments! This month, children will look at moon rocks.