Schmeeckle Reserve Nature Program Videos


Join our student naturalists and explore the amazing outdoors of Schmeeckle Reserve! Due to COVID-19 precaution measures, public nature programs had attendance caps in spring 2021. But you can still enjoy them virtually by watching the videos below! All programs were created by talented UW-Stevens Point students in the environmental education and interpretation program.

  • Family Nature Programs: These 30-40 minute family-friendly programs are created for all ages. Explore a variety of nature-themed topics to inspire your outdoor adventures.
  • Nature NotesThese 5-minute programs for all ages explore the seasonal plants and wildlife of Schmeeckle Reserve.

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Family Nature Programs

These 30-40 minute family-friendly programs are created for all ages. Explore a variety a nature-themed topics presented by UW-Stevens Point students in the environmental education and interpretation program.


The Maple Tree's Treat: Presented by Kendall Prehn



True Crime: Schmeeckle's Predators: Presented by Faith Neumann



Schmeeckle's Sounds of Spring: Presented by Jessican Dickson



The Birds are Back in Town: Presented by Cali Jones



Get the Dirt on Life: Presented by Madeline Schopf



Keep Your Head in the Clouds: Presented by Isabella Kling



Who's Behind the Hoot?: Presented by Abigail Friell



The Story of Stumps: Presented by Quinn Brownell



The Lake's View: Presented by Lizabeth Rynders



Nature Notes

These 5-minute fun programs for all ages explore the seasonal plants and wildlife of Schmeeckle Reserve.

Black-capped Chickadees: Presented by Kendall Prehn


Red-winged Blackbirds: Presented by Faith Neumann


Wood Frogs: Presented by Abigail Friell


Ermines: Presented by Isabella Kling


Tamarack Trees: Presented by Madeline Schopf


Turkey Vultures: Presented by Cali Jones


Nature Journaling: Presented by Jessica Dickson

Download the Schmeeckle Reserve Spring Scavenger Hunt mentioned in this video


Groundhogs: Presented by Liz Rynders