Public Programs Calendar of Events


 
Dec. 6-7, 2014
SNOW TRACKING RARE SPECIES WITH JIM HALFPENNY
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

Learn quality tracking skills in order to understand wildlife tracking and learn about large carnivores. This two-day workshop will cover track and sign identification, understanding footprints and interpreting gait with an emphasis on reading trails to understand animal behavior and ecology. This program is available for college credit and partially satisfies the requirements for being certified as a Volunteer Carnivore Tracker. If you are already a Certified Volunteer Carnivore Tracker, you may wish to register for a Sunday-only "brush up" session to refresh your tracking skills.

Dr. James Halfpenny, Ph.D., is president of A Naturalist's World, an educational adventure company, and former research associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado. He has served as director of the Mountain Research Station and has taught tracking since 1967. He is the author of A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in North America and Winter: An Ecological Handbook. Halfpenny specializes in finding signs of cougars, lynx, bears, wolverine and other carnivores.

Overnight Package: $245 (includes all meals, Saturday night double occupancy lodging & instruction)

Commuter Package: $185 (includes 2 lunches & instruction)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SNOW TRACKING RARE SPECIES WITH JIM HALFPENNY.

Jan. 9-11, 2015
SNOWSHOE WEAVING WORKSHOP
7 p.m. Friday - 1 p.m. Sunday

Experience the traditional art of snowshoe weaving. Treehaven's snowshoe weaving workshop is woven with a friendly atmosphere, excellent instruction, a historical look at snowshoeing and a hands-on chance to weave your own masterpiece.

What you will accomplish at Treehaven: Each participant will take home one pair of beautiful, functional snowshoes; the Ojibwa, an elongated trail shoe coming to a point at each end, the Bear Paw, a shortened oval design, or the Alaskan, an elongated trail shoe coming to a point at the tail with a rounded toe. Shoes will be completed with the exception of varnishing.

Overnight Package: $310 (Includes kit, 5 meals and double occupancy lodging)

Commuter Package: $230 (Includes kit and 3 meals)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SNOWSHOE WEAVING WORKSHOP.

Jan. 30 - Feb 1, 2015
YOGA AND THE NIYAMAS...THE PATH TO JOY
5 p.m. Friday - 12 p.m. Sunday

 
Yoga is a practice designed to bring more and more awareness to both the body and our mind. The theme for our retreat will be the second limb of yoga, the Niyamas. The Niyamas can point us in the direction of something more than we are aware of now. We have 5 seeds to plant and care for in our inner being: Purity, Contentment, Self-discipline, Self-study, and Surrender. We will explore these seeds (Niyamas) plus practice Hatha yoga, build community, and have Fun!

Instructor Bio: Gigi Heinz's teaching style is infused with passion and energy. She enjoys connecting with her students and sharing her love of yoga. She has a BS in Health Promotion & Wellness from UWSP, is an RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, and has recently completed certification as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy. 

Weekend Package: $280 (includes 4 yoga sessions, vegetarian meals and double occupancy lodging) 

Commuter Package: $230 (Includes 4 yoga sessions and select vegetarian meals. Excludes lodging)

 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOGA AND THE NIYAMAS THE PATH TO JOY.

Feb 7, 2015
TREEHAVEN TROMP SNOWSHOE RACE
10 a.m. 5k begins; 10:15 a.m. 10k begins

Join us for the 5k snowshoe race/fun run or participate in the 10k, which is part of the Braveheart Snowshoe Racing Series (www.cutemoose.net) and is a United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) (www.snowshoeracing.com) regional qualifying event.

Cost: $35  

(Includes: race registration, awards ceremony, all-you-can-eat chili luncheon, refreshments, and a high performance wicking T-shirt. Register by January 14 to ensure that a T-shirt will be available in your size. Door prizes are also available! Children under 12 are half price with a registered adult.)

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE TREEHAVEN TROMP.

Feb 12, 2015
VALENTINE DINNER AND SNOWSHOE WALK
5 p.m. Registration, 5:30 p.m. Snowshoe Walk Leaves, 7 p.m. Dinner

Join us on Valentine's Day for a guided romantic evening snowshoe walk on our gently rolling Northwoods trails. Bring your own snowshoes or use a Treehaven pair.

We recommend dressing for the outdoors and bringing a headlamp. Don't forget your appetite!

After an enjoyable relaxing walk (optional), our wonderfully talented chef will treat you to a gourmet dinner in our popular WinterBerry Dining Room with a choice of entrées including a house wine at all tables, a full salad bar, dessert and beverages.

Entrée Choices: 

     Beef Wellington with Peppercorn sauce

     Apple Stuffed Pork Loin with fresh berry Coulis

     Grilled Chili-Lime Arctic Char  with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

     Winter Squash Portobello Polenta stack

     Three Cheese Mezzaluna Ravioli with Creamy Vino Sauce

     Cost: $35 for dinner, $5 for snowshoe rental. Walk is optional.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE VALENTINE DINNER AND SNOWSHOE WALK.

Feb 27-28, 2015
NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CARVING WORKSHOP
7 p.m. Friday - 4 p.m. Saturday

Flutes are designed based on an individual's anatomy. Each flute is personal and has its own personal song the owner must find. Not only will you have the satisfaction of making your own flute, you will be given instruction on how to play it.

Participants will construct their flute from a piece of cedar. Each crafter will determine the fundamental note and bring life into the flute. The crafter will determine finger hole placements and make the flute "talk".

Once the flute has its voice, the individual can find a place of seclusion to meditate and find the song hidden inside. Inspirational playing or writing down the song is up to the individual. The opportunity to play your personal handcrafted flute along a lakeshore or under a birch tree can sooth the Coyotes, or you might even have a Great Horn Owl or Loon sing along with you!

No musical experience is required. All you need is the willingness to work with your hands, exercise your fingers and experience a form of cultural art indigenous to the North American continent.

Most materials are furnished but you will need to bring an x-acto knife and blades. Two blades, number 11 and 17 are required. A variety pack includes these two blades. A sharp pocket knife is recommended but optional.

Workshop instructor, Tom Gustin, has been making a style of Native American Flutes by hand for over twenty years. He will talk about making a flute from a piece of wood, parts of the flute, things to look for in a flute, types of wood used by Wisconsin residents, and different uses of the instrument. Tom will display some of the flutes he has crafted. Each flute has a story.

Overnight Package: $150 (Includes two meals Saturday, double occupancy lodging Friday night, kit and instruction)

Commuter Package: $120 (Includes one meal, kit and instruction)


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CARVING WORKSHOP.

Apr. 24-26, 2015
GROUP PROCESS AND FACILITATION SKILLS
8 a.m. Friday - 1 p.m. Sunday

 

This course is designed to help you make every meeting count. Learn effective methods for group creative brainstorming, decision making, and priority setting that you can apply to your own situation. Practice applying specific techniques such as Adapted Nominal Group Consensus, Concept Mapping, and Digraphs in this dynamic workshop. Individual follow-up coaching available to help you keep your skills honed.

Overnight Package: $238 (includes double occupancy lodging Thursday through Saturday night, all meals Friday through Sunday lunch, and instruction. Does not include tuition)

Commuter Package: $160 (includes lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, lunch on Sunday and instruction. Does not include tuition or lodging)

Graduate Credit: $492.32 More information about registering for UWSP Graduate Credit at http://www.uwsp.edu/conted/credit/Pages/schedule/register.aspx


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR GROUP PROCESS AND FACILITATION SKILLS.
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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.