Education Center

Educational Workshops and walk throughs at The Domes

Walk throughs, educational tours and plant information are all part of the learnng experience at the Domes.

Take home the Domes Education Brochure.

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks


  • Tasty Greens Workshops

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6-9pm (Registraton deadline - August 21)

    $10/FOD Members/workshop

    If microgreens is all new to you, you need to attend this workshop to learn everything you need to know to grow these green powerhouses of nutrients in your home. Microgreens are the seedling stages of edible plants such as basil, sunflowers and kale that have moved from restaurant menus into home kitchens.

    This 2 hour workshop includes: an array of tasty microgreen samples and a presentation on techniques, seed and soil choices, tools and budget. The last 20 minutes will be devoted to starting your own microgreens to take home and enjoy.

    Please register by Clicking Here. (Class limit - 40 Adults)

    Conservatory Introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Registraton deadline - August 21)

    Here’s your chance to try T’ai Chi without committing to an entire series of classes.  

    The instructors at the T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center of Milwaukee have been offering training in T'ai Chi Ch'uan for over 40 years. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a traditional Chinese exercise practiced for health, relaxation, meditation and self-defense. 

    5:30pm – 6:00pm   Check in and tour the conservatory before class starts
    6:00pm – 6:30pm   Introduction and Video of Practice
    6:30pm – 7:30pm   Presentation
    7:30pm – 8:00pm   Hands-on Practice

    $12/FOD Members/workshop 
    Please Click Here to register

    Bat Monitoring Workshops

    Friday, July 28 (Registration deadline July 26) or
    Friday, August 25 (Registration deadline Aug. 23)

    Mitchell Park has been selected as one of ten Urban Bat Project partners by the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC). The objectives of this initiative are to address the needs of bats in ten major city centers and to educate the public about our local ecosystem, increase scientific literacy, and create a meaningful con-nection between humans and wildlife.

    In the wake of the invasive fungal infection causing White-nose Syndrome (WNS), many of the once-abundant, North American cave-hibernating bat populations have been significantly reduced. In addition, habitat loss has long been a major threat to bat populations globally and remains a major cause of population decline. This study provides an opportunity to better understand why native and migratory species seem to be less affected by WNS in urban areas. Join us for one of the bat-monitoring walks that will be conducted in Mitchell Park this summer. Each evening will begin with a presentation and an up-close look at live native Wisconsin bats that have been rescued by WHS Wildlife Center. Workshop participants will learn how to conduct an acoustic monitoring survey using an innovative combination of hardware and software that lets you listen to, record, and identify bats in real-time using your iPad or iPhone. Registration is limited to 40 people so sign up early. Each of the workshops have roughly the same presentation, but we may see different bats. 

    Cost per walk: Friends of the Domes Members $8, Non-members $15

    Please Click Here to register