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Wellness in Nature
Wellness in Nature

Festival Details - "Wellness in Nature"...

Start: Saturday, September 23, 2023 1:00PM
End: Saturday, September 23, 2023 5:00PM

We are very excited to welcome you and your family to this free, community event! Our honored educator and guest is the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Enjoy engaging activities for all interests and ages.

Please visit the Friends web site for more information, including a schedule of events:


Picnic Buffet from Cranberry Creek Catering is for sale at 3 pm
$10/adult – age 16,
$5/youth, 5 and under free

Activities below start at 1 pm:

Ho-Chunk Nation of WI Cultural Outreach and Dug-Out Canoe
Lakeshore Interpretive Hiking Trails with educational signage and nature observation station. 1.2 or .5 mile loop, Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area
Canoeing and Fishing, Dane County Parks
Nature Crafts Table, Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area
CPR Demos and Heart Health Games, SSM Health Dean and Foundation for Dane County Parks
Family Bike Ride at 1:45 pm, Friends of Capital Springs. Paved, 2 miles. Bring your bike if you can; a number of bikes available for use as well!
Trishaw rides for attendees with mobility issues
Reading and Flute-playing: The Ho-Chunk Courting Flute at 2:30pm By Bill Quackenbush, Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
Ho-Chunk Nation Drum Music Performance at 3pm
Featured Speakers, 3:30-5 pm - Dr. Roopa Shah, MD SSM Health: Wellness in Nature and Bill Quackenbush, Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer: Tribal Healing and Nature

A $5-10 donation is requested to help continue Friends of Capital Springs nature-focused programing. Donate now at or at the event. Thank you for your support.

Event partners:

The Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
Dane County Parks
Foundation for Dane County Parks
Healthy Parks Healthy You program
SSM Health
Dean Health Plan by Medica
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Carlson Black O’Callaghan and Battenberg

Please reach out to Clare if you are interested in being a volunteer. If you or your business would like to become an event sponsor, please reach out and thank you! Sponsorship supports this and other nature-focused community outreach throughout the year. All sponsors will be included on a poster displayed at the event. Thanks so much.

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William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park
4330 Libby Rd
Madison, WI 53711
United States

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