Wild Ricing “Tools”
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
(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.