Schmeeckle nature program
Student naturalists present free nature programs at Schmeeckle.

Programs and Events


Free nature programs are offered every fall and spring, presented by UW-Stevens Point students studying environmental education and interpretation.

Schmeeckle Reserve's in-person Family Nature Programs are returning for spring 2021! Programs are presented by UW-Stevens Point students studying environmental education and interpretation. Outdoor programs will be offered in April and May. Please see below for special COVID-19 procedures.  

Click here to see videos that student naturalists created in fall 2020.

Browse the calendar below to see programs and events. To receive our program brochure mailings, please sign up for the Schmeeckle mailing list.


Special COVID-19 procedures for in-person Family Nature Programs

Due to COVID-19, the following procedures have been established:

  • Registration required: You must register to attend these free nature programs. No walk-in attendees will be accepted. To register, e-mail schmeeckle@uwsp.edu. Include the titles of the programs you want to attend, the number in your group, your e-mail address, and your phone number. We will confirm your registration via e-mail. Space is limited to 25 attendees at each event. 

  • No indoor programs: All programs will be outdoors; please dress for the weather. The visitor center will not be open to participants; a restroom building is available near the parking lot. All programs begin at the campfire ring near the visitor center unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

  • Face coverings required: All attendees must wear face coverings during the program, per UWSP requirements. The presenter also will wear a face covering. 

  • Social distancing required: All attendees must practice social distancing during the program. Each household group must remain 6 feet away from other participant groups.

  • Rain dates/Cancellations: In case of heavy rain or storms, we will reschedule the program for the rain date listed and contact all registrants. In the event of a canceled program, registered attendees will be notified as soon as possible.


Schmeeckle nature program
Student naturalists present free nature programs at Schmeeckle.

Programs and Events


Schmeeckle Reserve offers free nature programs every fall and spring, presented by UW-Stevens Point students studying environmental education and interpretation. Programs take place both inside the visitor center and out on the trails.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Programs typically don't require registration, but if you plan to bring a group of more than 10 people, please contact us so we can plan accordingly.

Browse the calendar below to see programs and events. To receive our twice-yearly program brochure mailings, please sign up for program reminders.



All nature programs and preschool programs have been canceled for Spring 2020. Join our mailing list to receive information on other upcoming Schmeeckle programs.


See the calendar below to view upcoming programs or view the Family Nature Programs here. Join our mailing list to be the first to receive information on other upcoming Schmeeckle programs!

Upcoming Programs

 

Schmeeckle Reserve Program and Events Calendar