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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.