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

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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