Madison CIRCLE

Check out some of the great opportunities that have been previously provided by Madison CIRCLE participants:

*Note: Due to Covid-19 and stay at home orders, many of the spring classes were cancelled and future classes are on hold until we know more about the situation. We plan to have classes back as soon as possible.

Spring 2020:

  • Adult Accountability: Spring goal setting (series)
  • Makeup Book Club
  • Medflight Tour
  • Ancient Games Club (series)
  • Books4School Tour
  • Outdoor Games Days (series)
  • Let’s tour the United States post office, Ages 6-9 (1 of 2)
  • Mini Pom Pom Animals
  • Tour of and help DJ at WORT Radio Section 1
  • Tour of and help DJ at WORT Radio Section 2
  • Year of the Rat
  • Elementary Book Club
  • CTM’s Production of “Never Grow Up”
  • George Washington and 50 States – Coin Collecting
  • Games Galore!
  • Magic School Bus Science (series)
  • Let’s tour the United States post office! Tour target age 10 and up
  • Filmmaking 101 (series)
  • Tour of Dave’s Guitar Shop
  • Science Fair
  • Board Games for Teens
  • Favorite Food Gathering and Recipe Swap for Adults
  • Spring Tea Party w/ Yummy Sprouts
  • Autism Awareness and Appreciation
  • Dane County Landfill Tour
  • Makers Class–Adults–Door Hanger
  • Bunny’s Book Club
  • Egg Themed Easter Celebration
  • Madison Ballet – Midsummer Nights Dream
  • DIY Foam Sword
  • Verona Fire Station tour
  • Tour of Farley’s House of Pianos
  • Under the Hood
  • Malachai Stout’s Family Reunion Mystery Game for Teens/Adults
  • Science Fun
  • Moonwatch 1 at the MMSR Planetarium
  • Elementary Book Club (series)
  • Vote Forward Letter Writing Party
  • Earth Day Hike and Clean Up!
  • Guided Milwaukee Art Museum Tour
  • Water treatment plant tour
  • Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure
  • Nutrition class with snack
  • The Westward Journey – Coin Collecting (Nickels)
  • Be a Balloon Artist
  • Folded Paper Flowers
  • Native and Edible Plant Walk
  • Botany at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
  • Horse Care
  • Basics of Fishing
  • Police in the Park
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum Tour
  • History Comes Alive! (Potluck/Expo)
  • Tween/Teen Craft: Rainbow Wall Hanging
  • Backyard Group Games
  • The Incredible Edible Egg
  • Circle Talent Show
  • Teen Tie-Dye Making and Spring Potluck

Winter 2019-2020

  • Adult Accountability Group (series)
  • Teen Team Building Games
  • Fun with washi tape!
  • Christmas Shoebox
  • Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum Group Tour
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating
  • Family Photo Session
  • Making Tied Fleece Blankets
  • Winter Wii “Just Dance” Party and Winter Clothes Swap
  • Indian Lantern Making
  • Create Your Own Character Puppet (series)
  • Beginning the Conversation (series)
  • Duct tape crafts/gifts
  • All About Vision
  • Ye Olde Fashioned Holiday Party (for Adults)
  • There Might Be No Christmas – Mystery Game and Family Brunch
  • Madison Ballet School Nutcracker Show
  • New Year Resolutions & Vision Boards
  • Dissection – Rat
  • Elementary Book Club (series)
  • Tech + Pizza = FUN
  • Finger Knitting
  • Winter Survival Activities
  • Social Sewing Session for Teens
  • Board Game Probability and Statistics
  • Tour WKOW News Channel 27
  • Glitter, Glitter, Glitter!
  • Colorful Paper Flowers
  • Simple Fleece hats and/or mittens
  • Mitten Story Time
  • Improv Theater Games
  • Behind the Scenes tour of Marcus Theatre
  • Elementary Spanish at Creando Exploratorium (series)
  • Mason Jar Luminaries
  • Filmmaking 101
  • Overture Backstage Tour
  • DnD for Beginners
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year!
  • Teen Snowboarding at Tyrol
  • Colorful winter potluck
  • National Puzzle Day
  • Filmmaking 101
  • Hygge 101 -for Adults
  • Creative Lego Building (series)
  • Game Day
  • Free Market Value-What are those Words?
  • Melted Crayon Art – Heart or other design
  • Do you know your conifers?
  • Penny Power – Coin Collecting
  • Valentine’s Day Party and Exchange
  • Making Doughnuts
  • George Washington and 50 States – Coin Collecting
  • Book Club – Stick Dog Chases a Pizza

Fall 2019

  • Mid-Continent Railway Museum and Train Ride
  • Butterfly Art and Learning
  • Zoo Bleacher Program & Picnic/Playground
  • Building Fairy Houses from Natural Materials
  • Morning at the Madison Museum of Contemporary ARt
  • Kayak, Canoe, or Paddle Board Devil’s Lake
  • Join us for family swim at Swim West!
  • Forage for Foliage
  • Mexican Independence Day Party
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Glass Nickel Pizza Co. tour
  • Intro to Martial Arts
  • Guide Dogs in Training
  • Art For Autumn
  • Celebration of Fall Equinox
  • Basic Hoop Skills and Free Play
  • State Street Scavenger Hunt for Adults
  • Elementary Book Club (series)
  • Guided tour of Eplegaarden Apple farm and apple picking
  • Sassy Cow Creamery Tour
  • Bug Hotels
  • Middleton Fire Station Tour
  • Fall Craft-making
  • Pumpkin Spice Party
  • Apple STEM
  • Rubber Band Planet Model
  • Zumba Kids and Park Day
  • Wisconsin Capitol Tour
  • Fascination Fair
  • Horse Care
  • Tour of the Swiss Historical Village and Museum in New Glarus
  • Watercolor Salt Art
  • For The Birds
  • Field Trip to Schuster’s Farm
  • Snakes, turtle, toads
  • Visit to Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Milton House
  • Fun with Germ Theory
  • Battle of the Books (series)
  • Makers Class–4 x 4 Wood Pumpkins
  • Friendship Necklaces
  • The Busy Little Squirrel Story Time
  • Ecosystem Studies at the Arboretum
  • Stained Glass Hanging Mandalas
  • Fun with paper planes
  • Needle-felted Pumpkin Decoration
  • Sewing on Plastic Canvas
  • Kids Book Club – Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts
  • Painting DND Minis (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Civics – What do you know?
  • Halloween Bowling Pizza Party
  • Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead Celebration)
  • SQUISHY CIRCUITS
  • Manners & Tea
  • Around the world-Potluck series
  • Cave of the Mounds Tour + PaleoTales
  • Capitol Tree Ornaments
  • Bleach T-Shirts and S’mores!
  • Adult & Child Pamper Morning
  • Makers Class-Adults Only-Decorative Wood Blocks
  • Drop Spindle Class
  • Miss Nelson has a Field Day Performance @ Overture
  • Friendsgiving Celebration!

Summer 2019

  • Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank- June
  • Tag Party
  • Fairy Houses
  • Makers Class–Pictures on Wood
  • Colorful Scavenger Hunt
  • Backyard Wilderness Play
  • Pontoon Boat Ride
  • USA: Exploring the 50 States (series)
  • Bouquet Making #fortheonewhofindsme
  • Adult Crochet 3 Class Series
  • Hiking Club-Pheasant Branch
  • Mulberry Days!
  • Geocaching Adventure for Tweens/Teens
  • Magic the Gathering for Tweens/Teens! (series)
  • Got Trash?
  • Star Wars Science! (series)
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Sheboygan Day: Bookworm Gardens
  • Sheboygan Day: Beach Day
  • Nevin State Fish Hatchery Tour
  • Homing Pigeon Release
  • International Day of Mud Celebration!
  • Make your own Hula Hoop!
  • Vitense Golfland for Teens
  • Troll Beach for Teens (Night Swim)
  • Discovery Center Museum in Rockford
  • Teen Hiking at Devils Lake!
  • Duck Story Time!
  • Group Volunteering at Second Harvest- July
  • Zumba Kids, picnic, and park day
  • Makers Class–Acrylic Poured Painting
  • Governor’s Mansion Tour
  • All Ages Parfrey’s Glen Hike
  • Hurts Donut
  • Summer Potluck and Beach Party
  • Water Balloon Olympics
  • Tie Dye
  • Make your own bubble wands
  • Beekeeping 101
  • Local Tasting Gathering for Adults
  • Hiking Club-Indian Lake
  • Sharpie Art and Alcohol Ink Art (series)
  • Teen Hiking at Governor Dodge State Park
  • Volunteering with Second Harvest- August
  • Hiking Club-Governor Nelson
  • Makers Class–String art on wood board
  • Minute To Win It Games
  • Backyard Sensory Art & Water Play
  • End of Summer Sing-along

Spring 2019

  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
  • Trek Factory Tour-Waterloo
  • Exploration of Tessellations
  • Mini Cooking for Mini Kids
  • USA: Exploring the 50 States (series)
  • Skywatching at MMSD Planetarium + Constellation Play
  • Spring Sing! (series)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (series)
  • Pi(e) Day!!
  • Toddler/Pre-school Time (series)
  • Springtime Clay Creations
  • Alp & Dell Cheese Tour
  • Post Office Tour
  • Exploration of Tessellations
  • Magic the Gathering Social for Tweens/Teens (series)
  • What Happens When You Flush?
  • Card Party for Adults
  • Harry Potter Book Club- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! (series)
  • April Fools Day Celebration
  • How Airplanes Fly (series)
  • Wednesday Morning Hike at Lake Kegonsa State Park (series)
  • Sheep Farm Visit
  • Books4school Tour
  • Cave of the Mounds Tour and RocksROCK
  • Ocean Zones in a Jar
  • Fun with Tangrams
  • Dance Sampler Class
  • Talent Show
  • Ultimate Frisbee for Middle/High School
  • Chemistry and Bath Bombs
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Wool felting and finger knitting/Spring Scavenger Hunt
  • Tour of D.C. Smith Greenhouse at UW-Madison
  • Introduction to African Drumming
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • Watercolor for beginners
  • Bike Safety, Maintenance, and RIDE
  • Moms Get Loud! Table Game Night: Pit
  • Embroidery Fun 101
  • Olbrich Botany Explorers field trip
  • Orienteering Orientation
  • Gameschooling Series
  • ASL Zoo
  • Story and Nature Play at Hoyt Park
  • Moms Get Quiet. Table Game Night: Cribbage
  • Park hopping and Map/Compass Reading Series
  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
  • Madison Symphony – Symphony Soup concert
  • Let Them (Us!) Eat Bugs: Six-Legged Livestock
  • Action Art
  • Worm Dig Competition
  • Spring Potluck/Kite Day
  • Soda Mento Geysers and Elephant Toothpaste
  • Balloon Games
  • Book/Game Swap
  • Crochet for beginners

Winter 2018-2019

  • Epic Systems Campus Self-Guided Tour
  • Basketball Clinic
  • USA:Exploring the 50 States (series)
  • Holiday Cookie Exchange
  • Tubing at Cascade Mountain
  • Nutcracker Behind the Curtains (Madison Ballet)
  • Kids Build (Building Toolboxes)
  • Ugly Holiday Sweater Decorating Party
  • Grocery Store Tour – Fitchburg Hy-Vee
  • Let’s make Up-cycled Winter Themed/Holiday Ornaments and Decorations!
  • Toddler Time (series)
  • Crafting Snowflakes
  • Dissection & Biology (series)
  • Preparing for Winter Solstice
  • Equine Education
  • Tween/teen Holiday Party
  • DIY holiday gift making
  • Holidays Around the World/White Elephant Gift Exchange
  • Civics: Wisconsin State Government
  • Candy Cane Hunt
  • Balancing a checkbook
  • Central Library Tour
  • Art Workshop: Collages and Boxes Using Vintage Photographs
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Civics: State Inauguration Ceremony and visit to representatives
  • Sewing 101 (series)
  • Geography Club (series)
  • Kids Cooking Series
  • Drafting and Design – an introduction (series)
  • Rocks & Mortar
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (series)
  • ASL Basics
  • All About Cardinals
  • Spanish (series)
  • Sketching at the Chazen
  • Harry Potter Board Game Club
  • Milwaukee Public Museum Field Trip
  • Waunakee Fire Department Tour
  • LEGO Art – Building Robots
  • Jump & Parent Discussion
  • DNA and Crime
  • Family Taco Cookoff and Kids Dessert Challenge
  • Jordanian Culture and Cooking Class
  • Winter Exploration at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • BioTrek Workshops at UW-Madison Biotechnology Center
  • Play Dough Circuits
  • Monster Valentine’s Day Party
  • Hibernation Yoga & Winter Sign Language
  • Marshmallow Architecture
  • Understanding Media Bias

Fall 2018:

  • Reconsidering “Little Women”: A late-night, do-it-from-home adults-only book club
  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy Guided Tour
  • Bubbles Galore!
  • Holistic hands-on Guided Learning at Allen Centennial Gardens
  • Not-Back-To-School Picnic & Book Swap
  • Perfecting the Paper Airplane
  • Introduction to Personal Genetics
  • USA: Exploring the 50 States
  • International Crane Foundation tour
  • Battle of the Books (series)
  • Monarch Tagging
  • UW Arboretum Tour
  • Pewitt’s Nest-Crayfish and Minnow Catching
  • Spanish Class (series)
  • Circle Fall Kick-Off Potluck
  • Mexican Independence Day Party
  • Mentoring Children in Nature: Workshop Series
  • Basics of Fishing
  • LEGO Stem Club (series)
  • Bird Fun
  • Bread, Bread, Bread!
  • Pond Life Exploration & Wildlife Habitat Tour at MacKenzie Center
  • PJs at Space Place: Myths of the Constellations
  • PJ Day — CIRCLE Spirit Week!
  • Out and About Day – CIRCLE Spirit Week
  • Bread making class
  • Crazy Hair Day–CIRCLE Spirit Week
  • Beading on a Loom
  • Fandom Day – Circle Spirit Week
  • Homeschool Spirit Week – Giving Back Day
  • UW Space Place – Phases of the Moon Workshop
  • Busy Barns Farm
  • Forest School Hiking Group: Madison (series)
  • Treinen Farms
  • Chazen Art Museum Tour
  • Halloween Costume Swap and (early) party
  • USA: Exploring the 50 States (series)
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • All Kinds of Parrots! Tour of Feathered Friends Bird Sanctuary and Rescue
  • Potluck Series–Desserts around the World
  • Chemistry and Cake
  • Discovering & Celebrating Adoption and what makes us all Unique!
  • World War I – Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front
  • Jeans Upcycle Sewing
  • Friendsgiving Family Event
  • Come for the Physics, Stay for the Ice Cream!

Summer 2018:

  • Tag Party!
  • Pony care
  • Kayaking picnic
  • Arboretum Tour
  • Start of Summer Potluck Picnic
  • Tie Dye!!
  • Potluck series–Breakfast around the world!
  • Gender Bias Documentary and Discussion
  • Harnischfeger Park
  • Spanish
  • Father’s Day Create
  • Monroe Balloon Festival
  • Amazing Pond Life
  • Spanish-Animalitos para ninos
  • Vitense Golfland
  • Pony Bead Keychains
  • Family Summer Celebration
  • Cake Decorating Class and Cake Challenge (series)
  • Family Hike at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • Eric Carle Collages
  • Under the Sea
  • Meet me at the Farmers Market (series)
  • Mini(s) & Me Workout
  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
  • Forest School (series)
  • Camping Series: Tents, supplies, hazards
  • Drive-In Movie Night Camping Experience
  • Sidewalk Chalk Contest
  • Potluck and Water Balloon Volleyball
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Pewitt’s Nest Hike and First Aid Kits
  • Camping Series: Camp fires, fire starters, camp stoves, and drinking water
  • Nutrition and Meal Planning
  • Ice Age Trail Sauk Point Segment Hike
  • Tommy Bartlett Exploratory
  • Exploring the 5 Senses!
  • Brush and Learn
  • Camping Series: Overnight Camping Trip
  • Sports Party and Splash Pad
  • Milwaukee Field Trip: Schlitz Audubon Nature Hike

Spring 2018

  • Stoughton Gymnastic – Tot Class
  • Stoughton Gymnastic – Elementary Class
  • Transcript Bootcamp
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
  • BadgerLink Resources Training
  • Bowling Club (series)
  • Let’s Tour Epic!
  • Sample Drums and Ukelele Class
  • STEAM Club
  • Family Science Showcase inspiration/planning
  • Spanish Class
  • Rescheduled Chemistry Fridays
  • Game Day (series)
  • Pi(e) for Breakfast
  • Micropipette Workshop
  • Early Elementary Science (Series)
  • Aldo Leopold Maple Syrup class
  • Drama Production (series)
  • Pi(e) Day
  • Gravel Mosaic Art Family Fun Event
  • St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • Discover Books4Schools
  • Group Games for Teens/Tweens
  • Hiking Club: Picnic Point
  • Poetry Reading & Activities
  • Chick Fil A Tour
  • Cavities bite-Visit the Dentist
  • Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
  • Peter Rabbit Story Time
  • Early Elementary Science (Series)
  • Intergenerational Book Club: Secret Garden
  • MMoCA Guided Tour
  • Drama workshop (series)
  • Drip Paint Flower Pots
  • Growing Sprouts and Indoor Greens
  • Follow that line!
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum: Why History Matters
  • Conversion of Electrical to Mechanical Energy
  • Making a Book: Bluebird’s Nest
  • Goodman’s Youth Farm Field Trip
  • Reptile Care and Natural History
  • Let’s Learn About Famous Artists! (series)
  • Seed Bombs and Nature Color Smash
  • Drawing Club (series)
  • Puzzle/Game exchange & Picnic
  • Hexbug STEM Class
  • Intergenerational Book Club: Trumpet of the Swan
  • Career Fair
  • Science for a Living – The View from beyond Homeschool
  • Hiking Club: Owen
  • The Secret Life of Squirrels; Create Your Own Book with Photography (series)
  • Boulders Climbing Gym
  • Honey of a Museum Tour Field Trip
  • Cave of the Mounds
  • Intergenerational Book Club: Stuart Little
  • Nature Journaling
  • Bleacher Program @ Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Music Appreciation and Symphony Soup
  • Sassy Cow Farm and Creamery Tour
  • Dinosaur Dig Storytime
  • Yoga for Parents
  • Spring Super Hero Social
  • Hiking Club: Nelson
  • Timbavati Guided Tour + Train Ride
  • Middle School/High School Hike at Governor Dodge State Park with focus on Driftless Geology

Winter 2017-2018

  • Minute to Win It for Tweens/Teens
  • Penguin Storytime
  • Science-Ready Parents
  • Art Show Meeting
  • Winter Tree Study (series)
  • Circle Gingerbread House Create
  • I Spy Games to Play & Make!
  • DIY Journal Book Making
  • Workshop Christmas watercolor class
  • WINTER FUN OUTSIDE!
  • Polar Express Story Time
  • Winter Solstice Gift Exchange and Potluck
  • Olbrich Holiday Express
  • Service project: mobile lunch prep (MUNCH)
  • Elementary Art Show: Art Installation
  • Clocks and Calendars!
  • Exploring Gravity
  • Discover Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Workshop at UW Space Place
  • Planetarium visit and SKYWATCHING presentation.
  • Gratitude Storytime & Activities
  • Stoughton Gymnastic – Tot Class (series)
  • Stoughton Gymnastic – Elementary Class (series)
  • Hand Sculpting With Clay
  • Birds All Around Us
  • How To Draw Anything
  • Hand Sculpting With Clay #2
  • Potluck–Holiday Edition
  • Legacy Academy & Parent Discussion
  • Hunting for Rocks in the Solar System
  • Bridges and Structures
  • Chemistry Fridays (series)
  • Family Mac and Cheese Cookoff and Kid Dessert Challenge
  • Elementary Art Show: Art Removal
  • Middle and High School Art Show: Art Installation
  • Insect Ambassadors
  • Homeschool Jump at Rockin’ Jump
  • All about the brain
  • Story Time & Self-Portraits
  • College Bound
  • Tour of Alliant Power Station at Portage
  • Design Your Own City
  • Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day
  • Pizza From Scratch
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day!
  • Middle and High School Art Show: Art Removal

Fall 2017

  • Spanish Class (series)
  • CIRCLE Bike Club (series)
  • Madison West Police Dept Tour
  • Forest School (series)
  • French Conversation & Lunch at The French House
  • Junior Space Explorers
  • Bricks & Minifigs Creative Build #1
  • Luna Circle Farm Tour
  • Odyssey Vet Clinic Tour
  • Heartland Farm Sanctuary Tour
  • Afternoon of Science
  • Bucket Filling Story Time
  • Color: Waldorf/Steiner Inspired Story Painting, Expressive Art, and Seasonal Handwork (series)
  • UW Madison Primate Lab Visit
  • Jackson’s Landing Nature Walk
  • The Workshop Art Class – Metal Punch Dragonflies
  • Perler Bead Fun!
  • Boulders Climbing Gym
  • Poverty and Justice
  • Kids Build!
  • Eugster’s Farm Pumpkin Tour
  • Dinosaur Party!
  • Treinen Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
  • Field trip to Schuster’s Play Farm
  • Bricks & Minifigs Creative Build #2
  • Madagascar, A Musical Adventure – Children’s Theater of Madison
  • Mini Dance Camp–Halloween theme
  • Library Tour
  • Archery Lesson at Valkyrie Archery Lanes
  • Picnic at Aztalan
  • Geography – Mexico (series)
  • Science-Ready Parents
  • Kindness Rocks!
  • Ancient Egypt Crafting
  • German class (series)
  • Halloween Party
  • Edible Experiments!
  • Rock & Mortar Building
  • Money, Money, Money (series)
  • Spreadsheet Basics
  • Sewing your stuff
  • Bricks & Minifigs Creative Build #3
  • Kitchen Science and Baking
  • Fired Up Pottery
  • Giving Thanks Storytime, Craft and Snack

Summer 2017

  • Simple Card Tricks
  • Madison Gas & Electric Tour (MG&E)
  • Paper Bag Skits
  • Henry Vilas Zoo Bleacher Program
  • Fishing is Fun
  • Deutsch im Park (series)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) Facility Tour
  • International Crane Foundation tour
  • Beekeeping
  • Circle Bike Club (series)
  • Madison geology museum
  • Arboretum – Longenecker Horticultural Garden
  • Exploring Rockets
  • UW Geology Museum Tour & Storytime
  • Pendarvis Historical Site Tour
  • Marshmallow shooters
  • Minis & Me Workout
  • The Adventures of Composting! (series)
  • Restoring Tall-Grass Prairie On Abandoned Farmland
  • Cedar Grove Cheese Tour
  • Mommy & Me Story Time
  • Nature Speaks Forest School: Summer Adventures-Pleasant Valley Conservancy
  • Beach Day in Lake Mills
  • Introduction to Traditional Fiddle Styles
  • Handprint Sandcasting at the Beach
  • Sun prints at Hoyt!
  • Building Challenges
  • Devil’s Lake Lunch and Adventure Day
  • Capitol Tour
  •  Aldo Leopold Nature Center Family trail side backpack program
  • Nature Speaks Forest School: Summer Adventures-Lake Kegonsa State Park
  • Trek Factory Tour
  • Summer Games & Picnic
  • Little Amerricka Field Trip
  • Potluck and Presentation
  • Pokémon Play
  • Sjölinds Chocolate Factory Tour
  • Babcock Hall
  • Science-Ready Parents
  • Underwater Watercolor
  • Egg Drop
  • Nature Speaks Forest School: Summer Adventures-Cherokee Marsh

Spring 2017

  • Spanish Class (series)
  • SHOW AND TELL
  • Minecraft Project: Explore Immigration and Ancestral Culture
  • Sun Prairie Fire Station Tour
  • Physics/Robotics Class (series)
  • Let’s Dance: Creative Movement and Play
  •  Rock n’ Tots
  • Make a clay Fairy/Gnome/Toad House at Green Road Pottery!
  • STEAM Story Time Series (1/3) — Iggy Peck, Architect
  • Pi(e) Party!
  • Homeschooling the Middle years – parents’ discussion evening
  • Vertebrate Dissection: Fetal Pig
  • Water Works Tour
  • Deerfield Archery Center
  • Make your own chicken incubator
  • Drawing Animals
  • My Body Basics
  • Easy bread making and black bean soup
  • Board Game Club – March
  • Board Game Club – April
  • Board Game Club – May
  • Cave of the Mounds tour and rock identification program
  • Intro to Martial Arts
  • Board Games & Pokemon Card Trading
  • Creative Movement Class
  • Junior Hiking Trip
  • Interactive Stories (series)
  • Women’s History short course: Women Making Peace with Justice
  • Design a Simple Bird House or Feeder
  • Ice Skating
  • Fun with Chemistry
  • Kids Build
  • STEAM Story Time Series, Part 2 — Rosie Revere, Engineer
  • State Capitol Tour
  • Tour of Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Facility
  • Student Design Exhibit at UW
  • Art exploration! MMOCA Tour and Art Activity
  • Making Stepping Stones
  • Rainbow Fleece Farm Spring Shearing Show
  • Wheel Pottery
  • Wheel Pottery 2
  • Internet Safety and Cyber Bulling (MPD)
  • Let’s Learn about the Artist Michelangelo!
  • STEM Egg drop challenge (series)
  • Sketch/Draw Nature
  • May Day Baskets!
  • Circle Bike Club (series)
  • Rainbow Fleece Farm Tour, Wool Preparation, and Fiber Arts Class
  • Nature Speaks- May Forest School, The 5 Senses (series)
  • Teen Cooking Class
  • Making Cordage from Natural Fibers: Advanced Techniques
  • Backyard Chickens 101
  • International Food Fair
  • Owl Pellets Dissection
  • Mommy & Me Story Time
  • STEAM Story Time Series, Part 3 — Ada Twist, Scientist
  • Comic Book Creations
  • Milwaukee Domes
  • Wisconsin Wildlife at the MacKenzie Wildlife Center
  • Children’s Theater of Madison – A Year with Frog and Toad
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Explore: Stephens’ Falls at Governor Dodge (Dodgeville)

Winter 2016-2017

  • Snail Mail Round Robin – Get to Know CIRCLE Members!
  • Minecraft Craft Jr. Club
  • Fire Station Tour
  • Madison Circus Space
  • Basic Hair Care Clinic
  • Ice Age Trail: Lesson and Trail Maintenance
  • UW Geology Museum Tour
  • “Cultural Competency” in the Homeschool Community – parent study/action (series)
  • Making Vintage-Inspired Necklaces
  • Make your own wrapping paper
  • Minecraft Craft Club (series)
  • Balancing Flavors, Balancing Life
  •  Gymfinity Open Gym
  • Pump it Up Madison
  • Police Station Tour
  • No Sew Blankets for the Children’s Hospital
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Holiday Fun
  • Tour of Livsreise; A Norwegian Heritage Museum
  • Tour of Fire Station 1: Station with Scuba Rescue
  • Board Games at the Firefly
  • LEGO group
  • Legacy Academy Open Gym
  • Winter Solstice Themed Handmade Gift Exchange
  • Stella’s Bakery Tour
  •  Invertebrates (series)
  • Packing Bags for FSSF Homeslessness Outreach
  •  Skiing
  • Board Games
  •  Harry Potter Fun!
  • LEGO Club @ Verona Library Community Room
  • Nature Walk – Journey Sticks
  • Beginning Lap Loom Weaving
  • Homeschooling the Middle Years – parents’ discussion evening (series)
  • CIRCLE Book Exchange
  • Still Life Drawing
  • Wisconsin Native American Connections (series)
  • Nature Speaks Winter Forest School (series)
  • Notes of Appreciation
  • Snowman Building, Hot chocolate & sledding
  • Visit to Atmospheric Sciences @ UW Madison
  • Multicultural Potluck Lunch
  • Reading Without Walls Challenge (series)
  • Food/Clothes drive and no-sew scarves
  • Getting to Know Indonesian Culture through Wayang (Shadow Puppets)
  • There’s a bug in my soup!
  • Civil Rights and Youth Activism
  • Legacy Academy Open Gym
  • Mommy & Me Story time
  • Hidden Alarm – Design Squad Challenge – Circuits!
  • Cake Decorating
  • Reading Without Walls Challenge
  • Let’s Learn About the Artist, Inventor and Mathematician, Leonardo da Vinci!
  • Fun With Chemistry
  • Milton House Museum Tour
  • Family Chili Cookoff and Kid Dessert Challenge and David Landau
  • Teen cooking class
  •  Intro to Watercolor
  • Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt and Photography Challenge
  • Dane County Humane Society field trip: Service Animals
  • Junior Achievement 2nd grade blast
  • Valentine Story Time, Craft & Snack
  • Poetry Teatime
  • Insect Life Cycles: Mealworm Micro-Farming
  •  Art meets Botany and Entomology (series)
  • The Chocolate Caper Tour (Oregon)
  • Design Squad Challenge – Robotic Arm – Simple Machines!
  • Arctic Animal Fun!
  • Let’s Dance: Creative Movement and Play
  • Food Origins: Lefse
  • Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids WORKSHOP

Fall 2016

  • Mid Continent Train Ride and Tour in North Freedom
  • ArtSparks supportive art classes – (a series)
  • Fundamental Needs of Plants
  • Merry-Making on the Marsh
  • Play/Trade Pokemon (cards) and Play Board Games (series)
  • Potluck Picnic at Devil’s Lake
  • Prairie Seed-Collecting and Monarch-tagging
  • Sassy Cow Creamery & Farm Tour
  • Homemade Flour Tortillas and Garden Salsa
  • Fishing Workshop
  • Sutter’s Ridge Apple Orchard Tour
  • Board Game Club for Older Children
  • Board Game Club for Younger Children
  • Nature Speaks: Seeds
  • Visit Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron/folk art discussion
  • Pony care class
  • Locavore Challenge Pot Luck
  • Mommy & Me Story time
  • Merry-Making on the Marsh (series)
  • Whistlestop Tour at Chazen
  • Medflight Tour
  • Exploring Wisconsin History and Native Crafts
  • UW Madison Physics Mueum Tour
  • Fall clean-up volunteering at Mary House of Hospitality
  • Metal Detecting for Coins & Treasures
  • Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt: Pope Farm Conservancy
  • Kids in the Kitchen – Harvest Treats
  • Arboretum Hike
  • Cider and Apples at the Orchard
  • Architectural Tour and Building Activity
  • Gaedke Sussman Heritage Farm Visit and picnic
  • circle presentation
  • Kids Bake for Good (2 parts)
  • German class (series)
  • Upcycled Musical Instuments
  • Nature Speaks: Autumn Colors
  • Bowling Academy at Schwoegler’s Park Towne Lanes
  • Treinen Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
  • Exploring Pond Life at UW Arboretum
  • All About Babies: Understanding Babies and How to Care for Them
  • Homeschool Show and Tell
  • Permaculture Gardening
  • Preschool Picture Books and Crafts (series)
  • Hoo’s Woods Raptor Rehabilitation Center
  • Owl Pellet Dissection
  • Space Place: Space Travel
  • Poetry Tea
  • Dane County Humane Society Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Dog Safety Program & Activity
  • Making Natural Plant Fiber Cordage
  • Volunteer Sandwich Production for MUNCH kids’ lunch program
  • Basic Survival skills for kids and parents
  • Making Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
  • Stoughton Yoga, Children’s class
  • Insect Life Cycles: Mealworm Micro-Farming
  • Halloween Party
  • Let’s Learn About The American Artist Andy Warhol!
  • Mini Dance Camp:Lion King
  • Cake Decorating
  • Picking a President: The Election Process
  • Making Shapes With Lines: Introduction to the Art Element of Shape
  • Creating Fun Corner Bookmarks
  • Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt and Photography Challenge
  • Preparing a Thanksgiving Table
  • Nature Speaks: Cold Weather Fungus
  • Chocolate Factory Tour
  • An intro to Mindfulness
  • Dog Park Social: Basics of Dog Behavior
  • Ultrazone Lazer Tag
  • Holiday Card Making

Summer 2016

  • Vamos a Jugar / Lets Play (series)
  • Goodman Youth Farm Field Trip
  • Good Crafternoon- June Session
  • Getting to know Each Other and Ourselves
  • Pony care class
  •  Theater/Cooperative Games
  • Chickens Chickens Chickens!
  • Old World Wisconsin field trip
  • Fire Safety Presentation
  • Pendarvis Historical Site Tour
  • Nevin Fish Hatchery Tour and Fishing
  • Paint Beautiful Pottery at STUDIO, YOU
  • Post Office Tour
  • Travel Bags and Games
  • Chocolate Factory Tour
  • A Taste of Puerto Rico
  • Kite Making
  • Hiking Governor Dodge / waterfall and cave trails
  • French and Fishtail Braiding
  • Frank Lloyd Wright — Taliesin Tour
  • Summer nature scavenger hunt
  • Bleacher Program at Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Making leather moccasins
  • Intro to Taekwando (series)
  • Move to the Music for Littles
  • Good Crafternoon- July Session
  • Nature’s Bakery Cooperative tour – bread
  • Let’s learn about the artist Edgar Degas and art project based on his art!
  •  Summer Story Time for Littles
  • Drones and Geography
  •  Nature’s Bakery Cooperative tour – Granola!
  • Mehndi and Mandalas
  • The Mysterious Moon
  • Hy-Vee Tour
  • Hiking Devil’s Lake East Bluff Trail
  • Let’s Make Giant Bubbles!
  •  Raptors and Wildlife at Horicon Marsh National Refuge Center
  • Tenny Pontoon Ride & Family Picnic
  • Learn to Play Pokemon
  • Letterboxing
  • Breakfast for the Butterflies (Olbrich Conservatory)
  • Good Crafternoon- August Session
  • Handprint sandcasting at the beach
  • Intro to Physics in Music
  • How Do Chickens…
  • Wacky Relay Races at the Beach
  • Mommy & Me Story Time
  • Hiking Gorges of Baraboo Hills
  • A Star is Born! Self-Discovery Class
  • Glass Etching
  • Nature Speaks: Summer’s End On The Prairie

Spring 2016

  • Junior Achievement 2nd grade (series)
  • Goodnight Moon – Children’s Theater at Overture
  • Spring Forest School (series)
  • Watercolor with a twist
  • Herb CIRCLE (series)
  • Math Game Fun!
  • From Tree to Syrup
  •  Maps
  • Early Reader Book Club
  • Storybook Yoga (series)
  • Bowling at Dream Lanes
  • Book Club
  • Adult Conversation and Resource Swap
  • Magnificent Minecrafting with McKenna
  • Spanish cuentos, cantos y juegos (series)
  • Pi(e) Party
  • Sign Language for Littles (series)
  • Wizard of Oz – Children’s Theater at Overture
  • MMoCA Tour — Frank Stella Exhibit
  • Well Facility Tour with Madison Water Utility
  • Flying High – Aviation 101
  •  Drawing Games
  • K-nex Bridge Building Workshop
  • Animal Tracking
  • Learn Photography PART 2
  • Mommy & Me Book Club
  • Punjab, India: Festivals, Food, Music & More!
  • DIY Dairy
  • Aromatic plants
  • Rock Star Dance Camp
  • Warner Park Earth Day service project/scavenger hunt
  • River Clean-up
  • Stream Monitoring
  • Stone Age Round-Up
  • Sewage Treatment Plant Tour!
  • THERMODYNAMICS! How Computers, Motorcycles, and Nuclear Reactors Keep Hot Things from Getting Too Hot
  • Peter Rabbit Storytime
  • German songs and games
  • May the Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Celebration!
  • Making a Terrarium
  • Fun with Rockets
  • Backyard Bird watching Basics
  • Nature Stories and Natural Science
  • Trip to the Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Springtime Art
  • Fishing with Friends

Winter 2015-2016

  • Felt Pinecone Owl Ornament
  • UW Space Place
  • Sharing is Caring St. Nicholas’ Day Work Party
  • Team Earth (series)
  • Tye Dye workshop (series)
  • Christmas Baking
  • Madison Science Museum (Part 1)
  • Middle School Book Club, Mystery theme
  • Children’s Museum / Gadget Guru’s (Part 2)
  •  Mini Frozen Dance Camp
  • Winter Forest School (series)
  • Salt Dough Ornaments & Cookies
  • Book Exchange & Discussion
  • Christmas Cards, Carols, and Stories
  • Making Snow Globes and Ornaments
  • Engineering Challenge #1: Soft Landing
  • Brick Builders (Lego Club) (series)
  • Early Reader Book Club (series)
  • Snow Tubing at Sunburst
  • Gym Day
  • Dane County Humane Society Tour
  • Mask Making
  • Waldorf Handwork: Knitting (series)
  • Snow Tubing Extravaganza!
  • Fire Station Tour (Middleton Station #1) – Baked Goods Drop
  • Monster Creation and Puppet Show
  • UW Urban Canid Project Field trip
  • Learn Photography
  • Homemade Puff Pastry
  • Improv Acting Class
  • Mommy & Me Book Club
  • Engineering Challenge Class #2: Float Your Boat
  • Fun with Words
  • Let’s learn about Claude Monet and Art Project
  • Learn to Make Pop-Up Books!
  • Learn about Wisconsin
  • Art Lesson 1: Introduction to the Art Element Line, Part 1
  • Delightful Doodling with Dave!
  • Bones, Bones, Bones
  •  First Great Lesson – Coming of the Universe and the Earth
  •  WVMO Radio Station Visit
  • Valentine Party
  • Art Lesson 2: The Art Element Line, Part 2
  • Engineering Challenge Class 3: Ranging Rover
  • Spanish Stories and Songs

Fall 2015

  • Cooperative Games
  • Foraging for Kids
  • Chazen Art Museum: Docent Led Tour
  • Forest School (series)
  • Vincent Van Gogh-Art history and art project
  • Rhythm of the Seasons: A Waldorf-Inspired Nature Class (series)
  • Book Making
  • Sassy Cow Creamery Tour (and ice cream!)
  • Stories for Littles (series)
  • Around the World Through Stories (series)
  • Timbavati Wildlife Park Tour
  • Teaching Your Body to Run Fast
  • Solar Power
  • Middle School Book Club Meet and Greet
  • High School Book Club meet and greet
  • Destination Imagination (Parent Meeting, Kids Welcome)
  • SpeleoQUEST at Cave of the Mounds
  • International Crane Foundation
  • Laws of the Universe Experiments, Class 1
  • Baking Bread
  • Star Wars Obstacle Course
  • Shuster’s Farm Field Trip
  • Art at the Orchard
  • Stationery Art & Letter Writing
  • UW Geology Museum Tour
  • Destination Imagination (Team Practice) (series)
  • Homemade Pasta
  • Weaving
  • Song Writing for Kids
  • Halloween Party
  • Mommy and Me book club
  • Make Your Own Play Dough Party
  • Introduction to Music
  • Rhythm of the Seasons: Martinmas Lantern Walk
  • Police Department Tour

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