2019 summer classes at Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park


Join us for a summer of fishing lessons, story times and special nature classes.   You can dig for worms, fish in the creek or look for frogs and toads in our new amphibian pond.   Visit our new nature center and run across our board walk.    Parking is available next to the barn or across the street from the Kishwaukétoe entrance. A fishing deck for children with disabilities is located at the stream by the barn.  All classes are free.

Please register for classes online at www.genevalakeconservancy.org or call 262-275-5700

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Every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., Fishing Lessons Join instructors from the Lake Geneva Fishing Club to learn how to fish. They will teach how to tie a knot and prepare your fishing line with bobbers, hooks and weights, how to cast, what fly to use and how to catch and release fish.

Fishing poles and tackle boxes provided. Those that return for a second more advanced class will receive their own fishing pole and tackle boxes to take home.

To register, call 262-275-5700 or register on-line at www.genevalakeconservancy.org.

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Tuesdays: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27



(Kindergarten through fifth grade, younger students must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker)

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Wednesday, June 19, 1 to 3 p.m., Native Plants and Clay Crafts – Come learn about the diverse native plant species of Southeastern Wisconsin. Children will become familiar with the plant life all around them as well as create a clay plant imprint to take home.

Friday, June 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Frogs, frogs and toads – Listen to stories about frogs, toads and other amphibians and then venture out to the new amphibian pond to study frogs.

Monday, June 24, 1 to 3 p.m., Making Toys From Buckthorn – Learn simple tools and safe techniques to turn buckthorn into something better. Children will be able to create a toy out of buckthorn while using real tools to fuel their imagination, empathy, and ability to help the natural world. Age 6+ please for the nature class as we will be using real tools.

Friday, June 28, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Leap Frog Race – Listen to stories under the walnut tree and then learn how to be a leap frog yourself and participate in leap frog races!


Friday, July 5 – 10 a.m. to noon SPECIAL AMPHIBIAN POND OPENING AND DEDICATION – Join The Frog Lady for an exciting presentation featuring live native frogs, turtles, snakes and other native wildlife that can be found in our new pond.   Children will have an up close look at these special creatures while learning all about their life cycle, habitat, food and how they can be friends to these amphibians by protecting the places they like to live.

Wednesday, July 10, 1 to 3 p.m., Go Nuts for Squirrels – What kind of squirrels call the Lake Geneva area home?  Discover their nutty mammal adaptations, eating habits and wacky behavior.  After, we will create some squirrels of our own from acorns.

Friday, July 12, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Search and Find Bingo – Learn about nature in the park with this fun game where you search out various plants, trees and animals pictured on a Bingo card.

Wednesday, July 17, 1 to 3 p.m., Pollinator Power – Did you know that without bees a majority of the food we eat wouldn’t exist today?   Discover the powerful role pollinators play and how we can help them survive and thrive.   We will also create our own bee crafts from materials found in nature.

Friday, July 19, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Using Microscopes to Explore – Receive your own microscope to wear around your neck and go in search of the beauty in the tiniest mosses, crystals and leaves with the help of the librarians.

Wednesday, July 24, 1 to 3 p.m., Nature’s Scavenger Hunt – Come explore the natural world and see what you can find through this scavenger hunt.   This hunt will include not only what you can see but also what you can hear and smell.  Are you up for the challenge?

Friday, July 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Making Nature Notecards – With special paper, learn the art of nature by making special notecards you can use all year long.

Monday, July 29 -, 1 to 3 p.m., “Down by Williams Bay” – Join us for music and fun! We will make a rhythm instrument out of natural materials. Then we will use the instruments to sing and dance while we talk about the nature around us.

Wednesday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m., Playin’ in the Dirt – Come get your hands dirty as we learn about the world below us. Explore the water, plants rocks and animals that rely on soil.  Then meet some of the worms that spend all of their lives in the world underneath.

Friday, August 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., The Bear Hunt – Read stories about the bears who used to live in this area and then go on an imaginary bear hunt.

Friday, August 9 12:30 picnic and 1:30-3 p.m. class END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION – We will grill hot dogs and veggie hot dogs and then provide all the supplies you need to make your own fish or insect terrariums.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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