Winter Programs

From our Dinner and a Speaker Series to a weekend yoga retreat, we offer a lot of program offerings for you to enjoy.

 Have questions?

​Call Treehaven at 715.453.4106 for registration or program details.

​January 2019 Programs

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Finding the Wild Side of Wisconsin's State Natural Areas
January 8, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m. 
Wisconsin is home to 687 State Natural Areas (SNA's). Each of these natural areas protect exceptional examples of Wisconsin’s landscape of natural communities, important geological formations and archaeological sites. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation's regional ecologist Carly Lapin, will present on the State Natural Areas program and habitat management efforts in the area, including monitoring efforts of the state-threatened Wood Turtle.
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Wisconsin's Changing Snowpack
January 22, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m. 
Dr. Jon Pauli, Assistant Professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department, will relate how Wisconsin's changing winter weather conditions are affecting plants and animals such as porcupines and fishers. Funded through the National Science Foundation, Jon and his coworkers have been using a series of 27 micro-greenhouses to mimic changes in winter conditions. Jon will present his findings while also discussing the three micro-greenhouses that have been operating at Treehaven over the last three years.
Experience shared learning with other wolf enthusiasts while tracking, studying in the classroom and field, and learning from professionals and members of the Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) in Treehaven’s Northwoods setting. Limited to 30 people. Register by January 16.
  • Full Package - $135 (includes TWIN workshop,four meals, Saturday night dorm lodging; $175 w/private room). Friday night lodging available at additional cost.

    Commuter Package - $85 (includes TWIN workshop, Saturday lunch and supper, and Sunday lunch)

    Eight $35 scholarships will be offered to UWSP students and/or secondary school teachers. Scholarships are first come first serve, for more information contact 

February 2019 Programs


Yoga is a practice designed to bring more awareness to our whole 
being; it is a path of self-realization. During our retreat, we will practice: physical yoga, breath work, meditation, explore the Koshas, build community, and have fun! There will also be an opportunity for a group snowshoe hike on Saturday afternoon. Gigi Heinz’s teaching style is infused with energy and passion. She enjoys connecting with her students and sharing her love of yoga. She has a BS in Health Promotion and Wellness, is a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy, and has been instructing yoga for more than 15 years.
  • $290.00 for a shared room (includes lodging for 2 people/room, meals, and yoga instruction), or $325.00 for a private room (includes lodging for 1 person/room, meals, and yoga instruction).
  • A limited number of commuter packages are available. Arrival time: Between 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Departure time: After lunch on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Winter Workshop
February 15-17, 2019 - Details and Registration

The 21st annual Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in Wisconsin is bringing visitors from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, and Arizona! Join us for fun in the snow served up with our signature Wisconsin friendliness and hospitality.
Weekend Package: $399 Includes 2 nights on-site lodging at Treehaven and 7 meals. Participants choose four hands-on classes from more than 20 offerings including ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.

March 2019 Programs

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Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at UW-Stevens Point (Ruffed Grouse Project)
March 14, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m
Have you ever hunted ruffed grouse or wanted to learn more about this animal’s fascinating behavior? Then join us as students from the Ruffed Grouse Project at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point Student Wildlife Chapter present their research on the ruffed grouse. The Ruffed Grouse Project currently uses Treehaven to study ruffed grouse for four weeks during the spring. Research being conducted at Treehaven includes trapping and radio collaring the birds, studying drumming log selection, estimating home range sizes of male ruffed grouse, and understanding how topography effects a ruffed grouse’s drumming log selection. These radio collared birds are then located through telemetry by students who are at Treehaven for their summer field experience. 

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Geology Rocks in Wisconsin's State Parks
March 26, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m
Discover the hidden stories behind the scenery of Wisconsin’s State Parks with author Scott Spoolman. During this presentation, Scott will share passages from his latest book: Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History. In this captivating book, Scott takes readers with him to twenty-eight state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. The author tells stories of events and processes that shaped Wisconsin’s landscapes, including volcanic eruptions, invasions by ancient seas, crushing glaciers, and centuries of erosion. The book includes one or more trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history up close for themselves. Scott will have a limited number of books on hand for purchase.

April 2019 Programs


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Exploring Old Growth Forests in the Northwoods
April 2, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m

Love walking under the canopy of big trees? Then join us for a night of story-telling as author and naturalist John Bates of Manitowish Waters shares memories of his favorite adventures among the old growth forests of the Northwoods. John will also be on hand to discuss his most recent book, "Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (and Where to Find Them)." This fascinating book directs visitors to the 50 best old-growth sites left in Wisconsin. Each site has clear directions, a listing of ownership, size, and age, and a description of its ecological features, with perhaps a story of why it was saved.
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Wisconsin Fish and Aquaponics
April 9, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m
Aquaponics, or integrated fish and plant production, is a transformational global agriculture business practice that ranges from home-food production to large-scale commercial businesses. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wisconsin is the first-of-its-kind applied research and education center. Taylor Remington, a graduate student of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems, will present her research on sauger grown in the aquaponics system at Nelson and Pade in Montello.

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Citizen-Science Based Monitoring
April 23, 2019 - Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m
Eva Lewandowski, Ph.D. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, has a long and proud tradition of members of the public contributing their time to science and conservation. Citizen-based monitoring, in which members of the public contribute to the long-term monitoring of our natural resources, epitomizes these efforts. From monitoring streams to searching for endangered bumble bees and recording frog calls, you can volunteer with scientific monitoring projects that inform conservation and management locally and across the state. Eva’s presentation will provide an overview of citizen science, talk about the benefits to science and conservation, discuss projects in need of volunteers and explain how to get involved locally.