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August 2019

Outing to Nachusa Grasslands

August 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie on this unique outing to the Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Illinois. Learn about this 3,800 acre grassland featuring a large remnant prairie, woodlands and wetlands—one of the most biologically diverse grasslands in Illinois. In 2014 the Nature Conservancy reintroduced bison to this successful prairie. We will visit the prairie, the bison and the visitor center. Bus transportation and box lunch will be provided. Maximum 50 people. Bring binoculars. Date/times: Tuesday, August 6, 2019…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday cancelled

August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Both Greg Armstrong and Paul Boutwell are unable to lead the regularly scheduled workday for today, so we have cancelled it. The next workday is on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery. We hope to see you there!

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September 2019

Wisdom Prairie Workday

September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Please note: You are invited to a unique workday on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to noon at Yahara Heights County Park. We will be teaming up with Dane County Parks to collect prairie seed under the guidance of Dane County Parks Botanist, Lars Higdon. Please meet 5158 Caton Lane at 9:00 am if…

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December 2019

Reception & Lecture: The Life and Spirituality of Thomas Berry – CANCELLED

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

This program has been cancelled Join us for an inspiring evening focusing on the Life and Spirituality of Thomas Berry presented by nationally-know speakers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one of the twentieth century’s most profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity’s relationship to Earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times. He began his studies in Western history and religions and expanded…

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January 2020

Snowshoe Under the Moon Tour

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Join us for a tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery land on snowshoes, under the moon.  Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong will lead this winter evening tour and we will be on the look out for things natural in the winter.  No registration is necessary, just come. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the monastery on a first come, first served basis. Contact Greg Armstrong if you'd like to reserve snowshoes. If there is no snow, we will take a…

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February 2020

Friends of Wisdom Prairie Luncheon Lecture

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Owls of Wisconsin with Sylvia Marek Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for lunch and lecture about owls. Naturalist Sylvia Marek will talk with us about the Owls of Wisconsin. With her extraordinary knowledge and many wonderful photographs she will inform us about these birds of the night, and the important role they play in the ecosystems where they live. Speaker Sylvia Marek is a highly trained and experienced naturalist. She works for the University of Wisconsin Arboretum and is a…

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March 2020

POSTPONED – Friends of Wisdom Prairie Dinner Lecture

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

Rivers and Drifts: Natural Patterns in Designed Places with Darrel Morrison This program has been postponed. We will give you more details as we get them. Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for dinner and lecture by professor emeritus Darrel Morrison. Darrel will share his insights on landscape designs using native plant communities as the artistic palate. Darrel has gained a national reputation for his extraordinary skill at designing natural landscape gardens which include the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center…

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April 2020

POSPONED – The Climate Crisis and Eco-spirituality

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

Join the Sacred Citizenship Group and the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for a dinner and lecture on The Climate Crisis and Eco-spirituality led by David Barnhill and Daniel Vimont. Dr. Daniel Vimont will provide up-to-date scientific information about climate change. He will also speak to the need to look beyond simple economics to broader social issues in addressing the problem, as Pope Francis suggested in his encyclical, Laudato si. Daniel is the director of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at…

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May 2020

POSTPONED – Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL Outing

May 6 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
WI United States
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POSTPONED – Sights and Sounds of Spring Tour

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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