Public Programs Calendar of Events

Wild Ricing “Tools”

     Friday, September 11, 2015     7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Make a pair of “traditional cedar sticks” for use in gathering rice.

Wild Ricing in Wisconsin

     Saturday, September 12, 2015     9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Explore the ancient art of wild rice harvesting! 

Wild rice - or Manoomin to the Ojibwe - has played an important role in the history of our state. Long before European contact, Native Americans plied the lakes and rivers of what was to become part of Wisconsin to gather this special gift from the Creator. With a central role in their culture, as well as their diet, this delicious and nutritious wild grain has fed the soul and body for centuries.

Come learn about the history, ecology, management and harvest of wild rice and try your hand at gathering Manoomin using the traditional methods.

Instructors are Peter and Lisa David, Manoonin Biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Cost: Friday Night Program: $20.00 (Includes materials)

         Saturday Program: $46.00 (Includes lunch and equipment)

         Harvesting permit needs to be purchased from the DNR prior to arrival - $8.25

Registrations Due: August 30, 2015

Click here to register for Wild Ricing.

Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest

Monday, September 14, 2015

6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Presentation

Treehaven is offering an aquatic plants program with guest speaker Paul Skawinski.  This will be an evening program with dinner.

Paul Skawinski is the author of Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest, and teaches aquatic plant biology at UW-Stevens Point. He is also the Statewide Coordinator of Wisconsin’s Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, which trains citizens to monitor many aspects of water quality on their lakes. Paul is Vice President of the Botanical Club of Wisconsin, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from UW-Stevens Point. 

Paul will discuss the diversity of aquatic plants in Wisconsin, and the many values of these plants to our aquatic ecosystems. How do they affect water quality? How are they utilized by animals and humans? Come learn about these under-appreciated plants and how they impact our lakes and streams.

Cost: $16 / Dinner

Registration preferred by: September 7, 2015


Plant Identification Hikes

Wednesday, September 23     5:00-6:30pm  

Discover nature’s grocery store! Learn how to identify plants of northern Wisconsin that have edible parts. This program will be a hike focused on foraging.

Register by: September 16

Wednesday, September 30        5:00-6:30pm

Do you know the names of many wild plants? Find out about the flora of Northern Wisconsin on a guided hike on the scenic trail system at Treehaven.

Register by: September 23

Instructor Rachel Anderson is a naturalist at UWSP-Treehaven. She is adjunct instructor for a summer plant identification course for UWSP natural resource majors. Rachel has studied local flora for many years and is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm on this topic with you.

Cost: $5/person (Pay upon arrival)

To register call 715-346-2469 with your phone number and the names of those attending


Wolf Ecology Workshop
Saturday, February 13 9:00am - Sunday, February 14 12:00pm

Experience shared learning with other wolf enthusiasts while tracking, studying in the classroom and field, and learning from professionals and members of the Timber Wolf Information Network in Treehaven’s Northwoods setting.

Full Package: $165.00/person

Includes four meals, Saturday night lodging and instruction.

Commuter Package: $115.00/person

Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and instruction.

Register by: February 5

Click here to register for the Wolf Ecology Workshop.


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.