​STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven

Next event: Friday, May 4, 2018

This one-day conference is catered, 7th and 8th grade girls and boys to get them fired up about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The event showcases STEM career professionals from throughout Wisconsin and from UW-Stevens Point. Students engage in hands-on workshops and learn the many career paths available with an education in STEM. 

The $40 registration fee includes a keynote presentation, three one hour workshops, event materials, t-shirt and a lunch. The event is held at the UW-Stevens Point Treehaven Facility in Tomahawk, Wisconsin with workshops held inside and out of doors.   

Details for the May 4, 2018 are not yet available.  

Available workshops are listed below. 
Registration will open on March 12 close on April 13, 2018.  

Treehaven CampusTreehaven's mission is guided by the Treehaven Board of Advisors with support from the Friends of Treehaven, a group of volunteers who raise funds to support programs, land management and buildings of the center. Treehaven hosts a wide variety of year 'round programming in environmental and natural resource education. Programs range in scope from working with school aged children in environmental lessons to adult weekend workshops in topics such as snowshoe construction or wolf ecology. With our 1,400 acres of "north country" forest and wild lands, Treehaven is a great place to work and meet new people.

Keynote Speaker-TBD

Conference at a Glance 
​8:30 - 9 a.m.
Welcome ​9 - 9:10 a.m.
​Keynote Presentation (Auditorium)9:10-9:30 a.m​
Workshop A​ (various locations) ​9:45 -10:45 a.m.
Lunch​ 10:55 - 11:45 a.m. ​
​Move to auditorium-drawing11:45 - 11:50 a.m.
Workshop B​ ​(various locations) noon - 1:00 p.m.​
Workshop C​ (various locations) 1:10 - 2:10 p.m.​
​Evaluation and Departure (bus pick location)
2:10 p.m.​

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Program Information

Each student will attend morning exhibits, a keynote presentation, and three one hour workshops with lunch scheduled after the first workshop.  

Nearly 14 workshops will be available for students to choose from.  Students will rank eight workshops they want to attend and then select two workshops they do not want to attend.  Using a mathematical model, students will be placed into workshops of interest to them and will not be placed into the workshops they chose not to attend.  

Registration information 

Registration to the program is only online. A link to register will be posted on March 3, 2017.
Registration fills quickly, so register on opening day. 

When registering online, you will be asked to select a registration type (chaperone or student) for each individual. Chaperones who do not register will not be provided lunch or materials. Chaperones are able to attend any workshop they choose, moving from workshop to workshop throughout the day and therefore, do not select workshops during the registration process.  Only student registrations select workshops. 

Schools may register large groups all at once or as individual students/chaperones. Whichever way you decide to register, select one email address to be associated with your group.  A good choice is the attending chaperone. The email address used will receive all communication for the program (registration confirmation, payment information and workshop placements and general information) for each attendee.

We prefer that students do not register themselves, but you may allow them to as long as the email address and school name are typed correctly for each student.  We would also like you to double check that no workshops they want to attend match the workshops they do not want to attend. 

Note: Chaperones, please register yourself only once.  If you need to register online more than one time to add students, do not re-register yourself with your group. Please verify the email and school name is correctly entered each time you register so your group remains together within the registration system. If you make a mistake in the registration system, please contact our office rather than try to renter an individual again. 

Collecting Registration Information from Students

Registration is only online and for large school groups a lot of data will need to be entered.  Teachers may want to use the forms below to collect information from students. 

The following forms will be available by February 24, 2017.  

1) Workshop Titles and Descriptions (A complete listing of available workshops.) 

2) Registration Selection Form (This form can be printed and sent home.  This form collects the following information: workshop selections, T-shirt size, lunch option or dietary restrictions, and special needs accommodations. Then, once the form is collected it can be used to complete the online registration.)

3) Liability and Photo Release Form (Each student must bring a parent/guardian signed copy with them to the event.  Only the version available here will be accepted.  Do not send this form in early with payment.)

Confirmation Emails (two are sent)

Email #1: Confirms registration information you provided and amount due (if any).  Changes can be made at this point. 

You will receive a confirmation email each time you register through the payment screen. This applies if you register one person or a group.  Each new time will be on a different registration order and have a different order number. 

Email #2:  Your second email will provide workshop placement information for each student attending. This email will be sent by April 28, 2017.

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Registration Fee

Student registration fee: $40
Adult/Chaperone registration fee: $40

The $40 registration fee includes exhibit exploration, a keynote presentation, three one hour workshops, event materials, a t-shirt and a lunch. 

Chaperones are assessed a registration fee to cover lunch and materials. Chaperones are able to move in and out of any workshop throughout the day and therefore do not register to attend workshops. One chaperone for a groups of 25 or less and two chaperones for groups of 25-50 is recommended. 

Payment Options

Full Payment is due by April 28, 2016.  Invoice requests should be directed to Samantha Pech at 715-346-4593 or email spech@uwsp.edu prior to the event. 

Please make checks payable to UW-Stevens Point and mail to: UW-Stevens Pont, Continuing Education and Outreach, 2100 Main St., Room 032 Main, Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Credit card payments can be made by calling Customer Service at 715-346-3838.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.


Registration scholarships are available only to students.   Scholarships will be granted upon written recommendation by a teacher or school administrator to Anne Rogalski, Program Manager, Continuing Education and Outreach.  Email Anne.Rogalski@uwsp.edu or mail to Anne at 2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Please include your name and position, your school's name, and the name of each student in need of scholarship.  Scholarship requests must be received in writing prior to online registration. Scholarship request deadline:  March 23, 2018


Each registrant will receive a t-shirt as part of the event registration (includes scholarship students). T-shirts are distributed at the event.  The event t-shirt for 2017-2018 is below in dark gray. 
T-shirts are in adult sizes with widths in inches below:

X Large24"

Liability and Photo Release Forms

Each attending student must have a parent/guardian signed Liability and Photo Release Form on file prior to the event.  Forms can be completed online by a parent or a paper copy can be mailed or emailed.  Forms will be available in early 2017. A student may attend the event without a chaperone ONLY if a signed form is turned in.   Liability forms created by individual schools will NOT be accepted.  


Lunch will be served from approximately 11 to noon in the one or two locations at the Treehaven Facility. Lunch is typically a sandwich, a side of chips, whole fruit, a cookie or brownie, and a drink.  One of each item is provided to each attendee.  New for 2016-2017!  The online registration will allow registrants to indicate a vegetarian, non-vegetarian,  or a custom lunch option and will be able to indicate dietary restrictions.   

Escorts and Volunteers

Volunteers from the Treehaven facility and Continuing Education and Outreach staff will help escort students to each workshop throughout the day.  The facility will have ample signage directing students to each workshop. No student is ever left unattended/alone during the event.    

Maps and Directions 

Map and Directions to Treehaven and Treehaven Grounds Map 

Drop-off and Pick-up Times

Drop-off time: TBD
Where: Follow signage to: Bear Track Lounge (Irving L. Young Center)

Pick-up time: TBD 
Where: Same location as drop off: Bear Track Lounge (Irving L. Young Center)

Bus and Vehicle Parking

Vehicles and buses may park in either of the large parking lots near the dormitories. 

Special Needs Accommodations

If any participant has special needs that require accommodations such as a personal aide, please notify us by April 28, 2016. Call Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, at 715-346-4593 or email spech@uwsp.edu

Substitution and Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification to Continuing Education and Outreach. Substitutes will utilize the workshops of the person they are replacing. A signed  Liability and Photo Release Form must accompany the substitute to the event. 

Cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation request is received in writing or email by April 28, 2017. No refunds will be given after April 28, 2017. No shows are responsible for the full registration fee. Continuing Education and Outreach reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or severe weather.

Continuing Education and Outreach Coordination Team

Outreach Specialist:
Samantha Pech
120A Nelson Hall
Program Manager:
Anne Rogalski
324 Communications Arts Center

Continuing Education and Outreach Office (Customer Service):
032 Old Main Building, 2100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
800-898-9472 or 715-346-3838
Fax: 715-346-3504

STEM Exploration Days

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.