Friends of Peninsula State Park Inc. is an organization dedicated to making a meaningful contribution toward the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park.  The Friends believe Peninsula State Park contains a unique, spectacular wilderness and shoreline, worthy of any assistance they can provide.  The Friends of Peninsula State Park provide volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park.

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Holiday Make-It, Take-It Family Crafts at Peninsula State Park

Fish Creek - Santa Claus isn't the only one coming to town. Mother Nature (a.k.a. the park naturalist) will be at Peninsula State Park's nature center on Saturday, November 29, hosting a holiday make-it, take-it workshop for families. Stop by anytime from 10 AM to 2 PM to decorate a "red bird" for your tree (made from milkweed pods) and a three-inch wooden snowman. Candy-cane mice are also an option. Crafting glittery pine cones will be available, too. All crafts are available to make free of charge while supplies last.

The day before, Friday, November 28, nature center visitors can try an on-your-own I Spy scavenger hunt any time from 12 Noon to 2 PM. Plan about twenty minutes for this outdoor activity. Participants will follow clues to find "treasures" at various places within sight of the nature center, then create an I-Spy Craft using a recycled bottle.

Ask for a "Chickadee Club Card" while at the nature center. Of course, you'll need to try feeding the birds by hand first! The secret has been out for a few years about this delightful winter experience. Nature Center donations fund the purchase of seed. Donations of bird seed are appreciated as well. The Chickadee Club Card is new this year and is on the order of Washington Island's bitters card - minus the alcohol. It's a status thing - purely for fun!

These programs are free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required. Donations are appreciated and can take the form of loose change, bird seed or even craft supplies leftover from your own holiday projects (sequins, acrylic stencil paint, glitter, etc.). If you need additional information call Naturalist Kathleen Harris at Peninsula State Park, 920-868-3258 or email
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