Events & Workshops

about2We annually offer workshops and training opportunities for landowners, teachers and the general public on varied subjects.  Subjects vary from chainsaw safety, tree and plant identification, forest land planning, controlling invasive species, encouraging wildlife, to curricula for teachers to use with students.

Refer to the Events Calendar to see what else is on the agenda.

Calling the Mare Trail Adventure Run/Walk & Canicross

September 19th 10:00 AM – 2:20 PM

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This Kenosha Running Co and XC Thrillogy trail running event was formerly known as the “Pike River Trail Run/Walk/CaniCross.” This year it gets a new name, as you can see by the title above, and will be held on Seno K/RLT Conservancy’s property.

CaniCross logo The CaniCross event starts at 10:20am and the run/walk event starts at 10:30am. (CaniCross is running with your favorite Canine companion.)

The trail is double wide, running through woods, open prairie, hills throughout with some a bit more challenging. The surface is grass dirt with a couple very short sections of gravel road. Distances: 3.3, 5.3, 7.3 and 9.3 miles. The first loop is modified for the extra distance and each following loop is 2 miles.

Click here to go to XC Thrillogy’s website to learn more and to register.

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Special Olympics WI – State Cross Country Meet

September 19th 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Special Olympics has taken measures to ensure the safety of all their athletes and is discouraging the participation in events of anyone that would be over 50.

As a result, our focus has shifted from making this a “Living Unified” Event to a fundraising event for our local Special Olympics office in Racine. Those SO athletes that are not at high risk in regards to the Coronavirus are welcome to join us.

We currently have several Cross Country Programs joining in on this day of running with three distances: 800m, 1600m and 4K. Entry fee is $18.00 or you can do all three “Special Olympic Challenge” for $26.00. We will have swag for each runner and awards in divisions to be determined.

The Seno K/RLT Conservancy course is a combination of open area grass surfaces and wooded areas that are mostly dirt surface. This a great location and looking forward to hosting this event. It is open to all ages, all abilities and including walkers.

We hope everyone will support this event and help in continuing to find ways to support Special Olympic Athletes.

This event will feature three different distances with start times:

  • 1:00 p.m. will be the 800-meter event. Athletes must be able to complete the distance in 20 minutes.
  • 1:25 p.m. will be the start of the 1600-meter event. Athletes must be able to complete the distance in 35 minutes
  • 2:10 p.m. will be the start of the 4K event. Athletes must be able to complete the distance in 70 minutes.

The Special Olympic Challenge gives any athlete the opportunity to participate in all three races creating extra special memories.

Click here to go to XC Thrillogy’s website to learn more and to register.

Kenosha Running Co and XCThrillogy logos


Bugs In Your Backyard Series

Learn more about your insect neighbors at the Seno Woodland Center. Join naturalist Beth Goeppinger whether it’s for just one or all parts of our three-part series to discover just how fascinating and important insects are.

garden attracts pollinators

Building a Place for Pollinators

October 21st 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Whether you are starting from scratch or want to enhance your current gardens, this presentation will share the best plants, practices, and designs to attract a variety of pollinators. This class is intended for adults only.

Please pre-register ahead of time. Our small fee goes towards supplies and our educational programing! The class will run as long as 8 spots or more are filled so tell your friends!

Meet in the big red barn at Seno Woodland Center, up the gravel path from the parking lot.

To register, click here. (Note: Link opens in a new tab.)

Goode Rebeka Nurse of the Salem Witch Trials

Historical Impressions: Trial By Fire, The Salem Witch Trials

October 23rd 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Step back in time with Jessica Michna, famous “impressionator” and storyteller, as she embodies Goode Rebeka Nurse. Hear Rebeka’s story and how she became one of the oldest women to be hanged as a witch during the infamous Salem Witch Hunt of 1692. The settlers from England had gained a foothold in the verdant land called “Amerika.” Old traditions would be laid aside, new ones instituted. Greed, jealousy, suspicion would still persist. Were these at the root of “The Salem Witch Trials?” Innocent residents of Salem, Massachusetts were tried and many executed in perhaps the most infamous chapter in early American history.

This event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, so dress for the weather!

There is about a ¼ mile walk to the area where the event takes place, but there will be transport available for those with limited mobility/handicap to get them to the location. Since the event is outside, we recommend people bring blankets or chairs to sit on if they don’t want to sit on the grass.

Adults $5.00
Children $2.00

Cash only at the door or pay with a credit/debit card in advance by using the link below.

Click here to pay by credit card and register in advance (Link opens in new tab).

Hearth Broom Making Class

Basic Broom Making – Hearth Brooms

October 31st 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Discover the art of making handmade brooms!

Wisconsin broom maker Little John will teach you how to make a real broom for either decorative or functional use. Students will learn to make one round or one flat hearth broom (your choice). Handles of various woods have been gathered and cured for you to use and all materials are provided. Discussion about decorative options will be included.

Participants should refrain from wearing open-toed shoes and plan to bring a sharp knife or scissors and a lunch.

This class will run at a minimum of 8 people, so tell your friends! Limit 15 people.

Follow the gravel trail up from the Seno Woodland Center parking lot to the big red barn.

Click here to register (Note: Link opens in a new tab).