Public Programs Calendar of Events


August 19-20, 2014
SCHOOL GARDEN SYMPOSIUM
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday


Come to Treehaven, where professional gardeners and garden educators from across Wisconsin will offer hands-on instruction on a variety of topics, including kid-friendly gardening activities, seed saving, ideas for extending the growing season, and how to work with school cafeterias to set up composting and food tasting programs. Participants will have ample time to network with others and will leave with a copy of "Got Dirt?" and "Got Veggies?" curriculum and resource guides. Plus - enjoy delicious food, hiking, campfires, frisbee golf and more!
FIRST 20 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP WILL RECEIVE $50 OFF (thanks to special funding provided by Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin).
Overnight Package: $111/person (Includes instruction, meals, snack and lodging); Commuter Package: $65/person (Includes instruction, lunches and snack; Excludes lodging, breakfast and dinner).

Click here to register for the School Garden Symposium.



Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
A DAY OF DEEPENING YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join experienced meditation instructors for a day of restorative silent meditation, walking meditation and Qigong. The day will include teachings and time for questions and discussion. A healthy lunch and snack will be provided. Cost is $25/person. For questions about this meditation retreat, contact Kathy Mitchell at 715-892-6535 or email her at mitsam2@yahoo.com. Previous meditation experience is required to attend this event. Please register by Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

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Instructors for this event are:

Kathy Mitchell
, MA, is a Buddhist practitioner and long-term psychotherapist. She blends these two practices to teach strategies that enhance stability, awareness and compassion.

Corrina Peterson has studied and practiced meditation in various traditions for nearly two decades. She integrates her understanding of this practice with training in equine experiential learning to offer spiritual direction and facilitate personal growth.
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*Overnight lodging is available. For pricing and lodging availability call Treehaven at 715-453-4106.*

Click here to register for Deepening Your Meditation Practice.


Aug. 27
and Sept. 17, 2014
PLANT IDENTIFICATION HIKES
(These programs ARE OPEN to the public!)
6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27
5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17

        
   Rachel Anderson

Join Treehaven naturalist Rachel Anderson for a guided hike at Treehaven to find wild plants of northern Wisconsin. Learn the names, hear interesting stories and learn fun facts about the flora that call Treehaven home. This is one hike you won't want to miss! This program is for adults and children at least 8 years old. Cost is $5/person. Registrations will be taken onsite before the hike. Advanced registrations are encouraged, as guided naturalist hikes fill quickly! Call 715-346-2469 to hold your spot today!



Sept. 11-14, 2014
TOMAHAWK FALL RIDE LODGING AND BREAKFAST BUFFET  FULL - PLEASE CALL TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITING LIST AT 715-453-4106.
Lodging available Sept. 11, 12, and 13. Breakfast available Sept. 13 & 14.

LODGING: Stay at Treehaven while you enjoy the festivities of the 33rd annual Tomahawk Fall Ride. Treehaven's Living Center offers carpeted rooms with two sets of bunk-beds (one twin set and another double twin), table with chairs, wardrobes and private bathroom. Linens and towels are provided. Each room sleeps
up to 4 people. Cost is $225 for Friday (Sept. 12) and Saturday night (Sept. 13) lodging, or $100 for Thursday (Sept. 11) night lodging. Check-in time is 3 p.m. Check-out time is 12 p.m. Taxes included in room rates!

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST: During your stay at Treehaven, enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Cost is $9.95 per person. Breakfast dates and times are from 7:30-9 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 13) and Sunday (Sept. 14). Breakfast buffet includes beverages.

(Please make reservations for lodging and breakfast buffet by Aug. 31, 2014. Refunds only offered on cancellations received prior to Aug. 31, 2014)*



Sept. 21-Oct. 3, 2014
Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
Capturing the Colors of the Season: Painting, Sketching, and Drawing in the Northwoods
 
Enjoy Treehaven's vibrant fall colors as you focus on the rich visual experience that its woods, fields and shorelines have to offer. Demonstrations and instruction in plein-air sketching, taking color notes, simple painting techniques, composition and use of light and shadow help you identify and appreciate the species native to the area. Through field trips and excursions, study past nature artists, explore personal aesthetics and gain insight into your own growth as an artist! Highlights include day trips to northern lakes, bogs, forests and waterfalls at Dells of the Eau Claire, as well as the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum's annual Birds in Art exhibit.
Click here to view pricing, register or receive more information.



Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2014
BECOME A MASTER NATURALIST
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Become a Wisconsin Master Volunteer Naturalist and be certified to educate others about geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, water life, and human impacts. This course combines classroom instruction with field experiences and are taught by professional natural resources educators and scientists, who are trained to deliver the WIMN course. Training includes classroom learning, daily field trips and opportunities to practice new skills through hands-on learning and capstone projects.
Cost to register is $250/person (does not include lodging or meals).
Treehaven offers room and board packages: Full Package: $300/person (includes 3 meals per day and lodging). Commuter Package: $78/person (includes one lunch per day and excludes lodging).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE THROUGH WI MASTER NATURALIST.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND MEALS AT TREEHAVEN.


Oct. 3-4, 2014
BOUND TO NATURE: A NORTHWOODS NATURE JOURNAL RETREAT
6-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
 
No need to be an artist for this Nature Journal Retreat! Come make your own nature journal and learn book-binding techniques. Discover new writing and art activities with hands-on instruction for beginners. Learn the flora and fauna of the Northwoods and how to use your nature journal to connect to this beautiful, natural world. Instructor Janet Moore is an artist and environmental educator. She has worked as a school forester and has led workshops on nature journaling techniques. Janet uses her enthusiasm and experience as an educator to inspire others to create their own nature journal.
Weekend Package:
$150 (Includes 3 meals, lodging, instruction and materials).
Commuter Package: $100 (Includes lunch, instruction and materials. Excludes lodging).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NATURE JOURNAL RETREAT.


Oct. 24-26, 2014
FALL QUILT RETREAT
4-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
*Quilting room open 24 hours.

Sign up today to attend a fun and relaxing quilting retreat that offers you an opportunity to make a variety of projects! Make a quilt purse, table runner, lap quilt, or all of the above, or finish your own quilting prjoect with optional guidance from an experienced quilting instructor! No patterns are needed, but you may pick out a pattern when you arrive. Bring your own fabric and have a great time with others who enjoy what you enjoy - quilting!
Weekend Package: $210/person (Includes all meals, lodging and instruction/guidance)
Commuter Package: $120/person (Includes lunches and instruction/guidance. Excludes lodging)
What to Bring: Cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, fabric, thread, scissors and/or sewing machine. If you cannot bring a sewing machine, call Quilt Retreat coordinator Melanie at 715-224-2644.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE FALL QUILT RETREAT.


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Treehaven's Public Programs offers a wide variety of opportunities to get you or your family outdoors and having fun.  Offerings range, from nature related crafts and skills such as snowshoe weaving or outdoor photography to in depth study of wolves or opportunity to become proficient in Leave-No-Trace, backpacking, yoga and much more.  College credit is often available.  Weekend workshops generally run Friday night through Sunday lunch and are all inclusive with instruction, great meals and comfortable lodging all on site.

For more information contact Treehaven at 715-453-4106.