Free programs at Schmeeckle Reserve in November
10/28/2013

From recycling to local beer brewing history, there’s more than just the natural world to be discovered through programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve.

Free, public programs, taught by UW-Stevens Point students, are offered at the reserve’s Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point. For more information, call 715-346-4992 or go to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle. Dress for the weather, as some programs are outdoors.

November programs include:

  • Oak Savannas: Dominant to Endangered, Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Once common in Portage County, oak savannas are now rare. See and learn more about these massive trees. Meet at Wood Lane on the eastern entrance to Schmeeckle Reserve.

  • Schmeeckle’s Superheroes, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve is home to its very own superheroes, from spiders and raccoons to trees and bats. Learn how their super power adaptations compare to familiar superheroes.

  • The Masked Bandit, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the secret life of the raccoon? Discover their lifestyle and habits, and watch footage of raccoons foraging in Schmeeckle Reserve.

  • Raising the Bar on Recycling, Friday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. On America Recycles Day, learn how recycling has evolved, what is recyclable, what products are made from recycled material and new ways to reuse common items.

  • Tracking Signs of Life, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Where have they been and where are they going? Become a wildlife detective and reconstruct the stories of animals by collecting clues.

  • Dances with Birds, Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. Birds of a feather dance together, as many Wisconsin birds have elaborate courtship dances to attract mates. Explore their intricate steps and shake a tail feather.

  • Keep ‘em Wild, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m. Discover the do’s and don’ts of common wildlife issues, such as finding a baby bird on the ground, and how wildlife rehabilitation plays a role in keeping animals wild.

  • Wisconsin’s Extreme Survivors, Friday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. Find out some of the incredible achievements of Wisconsin species as well as how they perform astounding feats.

  • Ale Tales, Monday, Nov. ​​25, 7 p.m. From breweries to pubs, Prohibition to the bottom of the barrel, see how beer has played a vital role in creating central Wisconsin’s heritage.​



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