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 The Hallways of Schmeeckle
Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Please dress of the weather! Take a stroll through Schmeeckle Reserve to discover ground level homes. Explore the forest floor and under boardwalks to see how critters navigate through both natural and man-made hallways. Please bring a flashlight or a headlamp! Presented by Katie Ibsen and Haley Hesselberg Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106564]
 Are You Feeling Batty?
Thursday, October 12, 2017. 6 to 7:30 pm. Please dress for the weather! Enjoy a batty experience with Vlady, the Wisconsin Red Bat. Explore the life of Schmeeckle's bats during a night walk, check out local bat research, peek into bat houses, and make a bat craft to take home. Presented by Alyssa Baker Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106565]
 Wind, Rain, and Storms ... Oh My!
Thursday, October 19, 2017. 5 to 6 pm. Please dress for the weather! The weather is causing quite a ruckus in Central Wisconsin! Discover how extreme weather events impact humans, animals and the environment. We will blow you away with our rain, lightning, and wind! Presented by Jessica Doerr and Megan Giefer Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106566]
 Witches in Hats and Caterpillar Fairies
Saturday, October 21, 2017. 10 - 11 am. Please dress for the weather! Have you spotted the witches of Schmeeckle? What about the fairy pods? Explore the fall woods as we look for plants with unique stories and adaptations. Presented by Patrick Jambor and Megan Sparks Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106567]
 You Diggin' the Fossils?
Saturday, October 21, 2017. 1 - 2 pm. Please dress for the weather! What lies beneath is a mystery set in stone. Tim, a "visiting archaeologist," will unearth the truth about Schmeeckle Reserve's past. Discover what fossils are and how they are made. Make your own imprint of the past to take home. Presented by Tim Bertz Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106568]
 SRBP Brat Fry Fundraiser
Sunday, October 22, 2017. 9am-2pm. Join the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership for a Sunday Brat Fry! Proceeds benefit local projects that improve the health of our rivers and lakes. Stop in for brats and burgers for your Packer Party while supporting an important local organization. Plymouth Piggly Wiggly, 1411 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-467-6882. Subjects: Food, Environment, Nature [E-106607]
 Feathers and Flight
Tuesday, October 24, 2017. 6 - 7 pm. There are few animal characteristics that fascinate us more than feathers and flight. Discover the birds of Schmeeckle and the wonders of flight, while meeting a few feathery friends along the way. Presented by Courtney Cordova Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106569]
 The Natural Side of Halloween
Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 6 - 7 pm. Please dress for the weather! Get ready for a different Halloween experience! Jack-o'-Lantern and the Schmeeckle Witch will reveal the natural origins of this popular holiday. Participate in fun activities, go for a spooky night walk, and carve your own jack-o-lantern! Presented by Tim Bertz and Alyssa Baker Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106570]
 Monsters in the Muck
Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 5 to 6 pm. Please dress for the weather! Creepy, crawly and downright amazing! Aquatic invertebrates are the most eerie looking creatures in the animal kingdom. Join us as we take an in-depth look at these tiny "monsters" and discover their true value to humans and the environment. Presented by Jessica Doerr Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106571]
 Nature's Grocery Store
Thursday, November 2, 2017. 5 to 6 pm. Please dress for the weather! You can eat that?! The forest is an amazing grocery store filled with edible plants that have been eaten throughout history. Go on a shopping trip through Schmeeckle and explore the do's and don'ts of forest edibles. Be ready to sample some goodies! Presented by Haley Hesselberg Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106572]
 Stevens Point: Where it all Began
Saturday, November 4, 2017. 11 am to 12 pm. Please dress for the weather! Join us along the Wisconsin River where a sawmill worker and a river pilot will take you on a journey back in time to the beginning of what we know today as Stevens Point. Meet at the Pfiffner Pioneer Park bandshell. Presented by Amber Rappe and Holly Waterson Free. Pfiffner Pioneer Park - bandshell, Crosby Ave, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106573]
 Spiders of Schmeeckle
Tuesday, November 7, 2017. 6 to 7 pm. Beat your fear of spiders! Uncover how the spiders that live right in your backyard are important to us and Wisconsin's wildlife. Create your own spider and see if you are able to catch prey as well as our eight-legged friends. Presented by Jaime Langenfeld and Amanda Burzynski Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106574]
 Keep Calm and Carrion
Thursday, November 9, 2017. 6 to 7 pm. The big, the bad and the ugly. They eat dead stuff, pee on their legs, and puke as a defense. There's no doubt that vultures are gross, but did you know that they are actually one of nature's most important animals? Prepare to open your hearts (not literally) to an underappreciated bird! Presented by Katie Ibsen Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106575]
 Oh Deer!
Saturday, November 11, 2017. 3 to 4 pm. Please dress for the weather! Anytime is a perfect time to spotlight one of Schmeeckle's most recognized animals, the white-tailed deer. Discover deer adaptations and traverse the trails to seek out deer signs! Presented by Megan Sparks Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106576]
 A Look Under the Stars
Tuesday, November 14, 2017. 6 to 7 pm. Twinkle, twinkle little star, how we wonder what you are. Join us for an evening of stargazing and storytelling about Wisconsin's November night sky! Presented by Megan Giefer Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106577]
 Man vs. Wildlife
Saturday, November 18, 2017. 1 to 2 pm. Please dress for the weather! Explore the unique adaptations that the wildlife of Schmeeckle Reserve use to survive. Discover how our human senses compare to the amazing abilities of these familiar creatures. Presented by Kassidy O'Donnell Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106578]
 Want to be Turtlely Cool?!
Thursday, November 30, 2017. 6 to 7 pm. Discover how we can help protect the five endangered species of turtles in Wisconsin. We will explore each turtle's amazing characteristics and meet some live turtles up close and personal! Presented by Amber Rappe Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106579]
 Birrrrrds Braving Wisconsin Winters
Saturday, December 2, 2017. 1 to 2 pm. Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is the ... chickadee? Birds have a lot of amazing cold-weather adaptations! Find out how birds survive our Wisconsin winters. Presented by Courtney Cordova and Kassidy O'Donnell Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106580]
 A Robin's Story
Sunday, December 3, 2017. 1 to 2 pm. Please dress for the weather! Before she leaves, our very own "Robin" will tell us her story. We will learn about her journey and explore Schmeeckle to see if any of her friends are still around. Help the robins in your own backyard by making some cookies that birds, especially the robins, find delicious. Presented by Jaime Langenfeld Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106581]
 Nature's Gliders
Thursday, December 7, 2017. 6 to 7 pm. Please dress for the weather! Did you know there are two types of flying squirrels that call Schmeeckle home? Be amazed at how they sail from tree to tree and discover what makes them unique through fun, interactive activities! Presented by Amanda Burzynski Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106582]
 Retracing Their Steps
Saturday, December 9, 2017. 9:30 to 10:30 am. Please dress for the weather! Where are they going and where have they been? Become a wildlife tracker and reconstruct the stories of our outdoor friends by collecting the clues they leave behind. Presented by Holly Waterson Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106583]
 Mona Lisa Mallard
Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 6 to 7 pm. What inspires you? Many people have been inspired by ducks. Discover the connections between ducks and art in Wisconsin and create a Mona Lisa Mallard of your own. Presented by Patrick Jambor Free. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education, Environment [E-106584]
 Get Growing! Creating a Children's Garden Part 1
Wednesday, January 21, 2201. 9 am - 11 am. Learn how to create a nurturing nature filled outdoor space for children. Presented by Lynn Goldstein. $10 members / $15 non-members. Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, Milwaukee County. Call 414-525-5650. Subjects: Gardening, Environment, Education [E-71253]
 Art Time for Tots : Earth Ambassadors
Friday, April 24, 2201. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Little ones, 1 - 4 years, and accompanying adults extend the Earth Day celebration through stories, art, and movement. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97415]
 Little Masters & Young Artists : Earth - Healthy Art
Friday, April 24, 2201. 4:30 - 6 pm. Children, 5-12 years, rotate among three earth friendly art-making stations. Fee: $10 Please call the Museum at 715.845.7010 to register. $10. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97416]
 Art 101 & Hands-on Art : Eco-Friendly Fashion
Thursday, May 1, 4014. 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Artist in Residence Nancy Judd discuses her thought-provoking couture made from recycled materials and leads participants in creating upcycled accessories from discarded magazine pages rolled into beads. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97407]
 Upcycling Workshop
Friday, May 2, 4014. 10 am - 2 pm. Adults interested in designing and sewing get creative with recycled t-shirts. Artist in residency Nancy Judd guides participants in using pre-made patterns or designing their own to create scarves, backpacks, dog toys, and more. Bring t-shirts to incorporate into your projects. $30 fee includes lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97410]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 1 - 3 pm. Bring the family for this drop-in, self-directed activity using recycled materials. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97411]
 Recycled Runway : Lights, Camera, Environmental Action!
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 7 - 8 pm. Upcycled garments hit the runway in a fashion show featuring the work of UW-Madison students. Their creations made from recycled materials incorporate cleaver juxtapositions, alterations, and printing and dying techniques. Artist in residence Nancy Judd directs this fashion show, highlighting her Woodson Art Museum initiated UW-Madison collaboration. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97412]
 Recyc-ALL : Collage & Decoupage
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 1 - 2:30 pm. All ages drop in to make decorative vases and candleholders from recycled glass and also learn how to make more thoughtful, everyday environmental decisions. Artist in residence Nancy Judd assists participants as they work together; bring glassware for your project. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97413]
 ReDress Gallery Walk
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 3 - 4 pm. Join artist in residence Nancy Judd for insights into the high-fashion garments she creates from recycled materials. She'll share thoughts about her artistic process, partnerships, and the implicit narrative of ReDress artworks. Fre. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97414]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Digging In The Dells: A Gathering For Gardeners
Friday, October 6, 2017 through Saturday, October 7, 2017. 8:30 am. Here's a must-attend event for gardeners, environmentalists and nature lovers of all kinds! Seminars and workshops and tours designed for nature lovers in the glorious fall weather. Featured speaker: Melinda Meyers. Choose from the full two-day package or individual sessions. Full event details and registration information is available at our website, or call Susan at 715-248-7870. Registration deadline is September 1. 2 day package $140 ( $125 members) Individual seminar, tour and workshop prices available. Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Multiple Co. Subjects: Gardening, Environment, Nature [E-106024]
 Crawl Cave Tour
Saturday, September 16, 2017 through Saturday, October 28, 2017. 9 am. Some Saturdays. Call for schedule. Take a naturalist-guided tour of Carolyn's Caverns and Mothers Cave. Mothers Cave is ALL CRAWLING. Includes biology and geology of caves and opportunities for exploring. Caves are accessed by ladders. Temperatures are cool. Bring flashlight, plan on getting very dirty. Recommended minimum age 8 years old with parent. All minors must be accompanied by supervising adult. Tour size limited; please make reservation. $10 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Environment, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-106220]
 Cave Tour
Sunday, September 3, 2017 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. 1 pm. Most Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm. Call to confirm schedule. Take a naturalist-guided tour of Carolyn's Caverns. Includes biology and geology of caves and opportunities for exploring. Caves are accessed by ladders. Temperatures are cool. Bring flashlight, plan on getting dirty. Recommended minimum age 5 years old with parent. All minors must be accompanied by supervising adult. Tour size limited; please make reservation. $8 per person. Ledge View Nature Center, 1 m. south of Chilton between Hwys. G and 57 (via Irish Road), W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-7094. Subjects: Nature, Environment, OutdoorRec [E-106219]
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