Be a Force for Nature at
Hunt Hill’s Inaugural Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00am – 2:00pm
*Event will start promptly at 10:00am. Doors will open at 9:30am.

Admission: This event is free and open to all ages.
Registration: Requested, but not required.


How Green Can You Be?

Thinking about Grabbing Some Lunch at our Event? Help us reduce waste by bringing your own dishes (plate/container/bowl, silverware, cup/mug). Have a cloth napkin? Be a green superstar and flaunt it at this event! If you don’t have dishes – or forget to bring them – that’s okay, we won’t hold it against you. Compostable plates and utensils will also be provided.

Parking: How can you get to Hunt Hill ‘greenly’? Front row parking will be available for those who bike into the event. Need to drive? Consider coordinating with friends … or even enemies (it’s for a good cause after all) … and carpool!

Educational Seminars

We are excited to host a great lineup of knowledgeable people to share information about current environmental topics.

Location: Richard Grand Recreation Hall at Hunt Hill

10:00am: Welcome & Introductions

10:10am: #1 – WHAT is Climate Change & WHAT Impact Do Humans Have On It?
Presenter: Fred Clark, Executive Director for Wisconsin’s Green Fire – Voices for Conservation
Presentation: Fred will give an overview of Wisconsin’s Green Fire – Voices for Conservation.  He’ll share information from the Wisconsin Initiative for Climate Change Impacts about what climate change is, and the current and projected impacts of climate change in Wisconsin, with special emphasis on climate impacts on farms, forests, natural resources, and the built environment.  He’ll also discuss climate solutions, and what we can all do to help address the issue. 

Lunch is Served. Music by Yata.

11:10am: #2 – WHY is Climate Change a Threat to Human Health? HOW Can We Offset the Effects?
Dr. Bruce Krawisz, Retired physician with board certification in Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology
Presentation: Dr. Kawisz will discuss the impact that climate change/global warming has on various aspects of human health and suggest steps we can take to protect ourselves and offset potential risks. For additional information, check out this supplemental handout.

Lunch is Served. Music by Yata.

12:10pm: #3 – HOW is Climate Change Threatening the Health of Wisconsin Fish?
Frank Pratt, Retired Senior Fisheries Biologist
Presentation: Frank will give an overview of how changes in the climate of Wisconsin have altered the condition of our water and health of our fish and aquatic species. We’ll learn more about how warm-water species have never had it better, and how our cold-water and cool-water species will be severely threatened.

Lunch is Served. Music by Yata.

1:10pm: #4 – HOW is Climate Change Threatening the Health of Wisconsin Raptors?
Presenter: Haley Selen of the Cable Natural History Museum
Presentation: Haley and “Aldo” the American Kestrel discuss the unique threats climate change presents to Wisconsin raptors and how the average person can make a difference in protecting the health and vitality of these beautiful birds. She will explore the amazing adaptations of kestrels, how humans impacted raptor populations in the past, and what we can do to maintain these birds into the future. 

1:50pm: Closing, Thank You’s, Nature Song Sing-a-Long

Learn more about our Presenters Here.


Kids Activities:

Location: Lower Level of the Richard Grand Recreation Hall at Hunt Hill

Activities for Youth: Youth will spend the day rotating through hands on activities with Hunt Hill volunteers.  Please have children dress for the weather as activities will involve time indoors and outdoors. Activities will include: songs with Yata, nature hikes, and nature art with Jean Accola. Additional optional activities may include: outdoor play, story time, and more! 

Supervision: Parents may drop off their children – ages 5+ who are potty trained – with Hunt Hill volunteers during the programs. Parents must remain onsite while their children are signed in. 

Lunch: Served on the main level of the Richard Grand Recreation Hall between presentations. Serving times will be: 10:40-11:00am; 11:40-12:00pm; 12:40-1:00pm. 

1:50pm: Closing, Thank you’s, Nature Song Sing a Long


Celebrate local food. Lunch will include: pork donated from Root Around Farm and smoked and pulled locally then served on fresh-made buns, coleslaw, baked wild rice harvested locally; sugar cookies and fresh-roasted coffee from Backroads Coffee out of Hayward. 

Cost: Free will donations. 

Baked Wild Rice Recipe: 

1/2 to 3/4 stick of butter melted
1 small to medium onion chopped
1/2 box mushrooms chopped
1 cup wild rice
1 can beef broth
Melt butter and saute onions and mushrooms in it. 
Put rice in baking dish, add broth and stir until all of rice is wet, add vegetables.
Bake covered 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.
Check rice after 45 minutes, if too wet remove cover and continue baking till done.
If too dry, add more broth, cover and bake until done.
Leftovers can be frozen until later use.


Thanks to Our Sponsors and Donors:

Citizens’ Climate Education-Birchwood Chapter