UW-Stevens Point is excited to welcome back family members to campus! We have prepared a series of activities for students and families to enjoy during their visit. Check out the schedule below for Saturday, October 8, 2022. We can’t wait to see you there!
10 a.m. Planetarium Show “From Earth to the Universe” 11 a.m. Planetarium Show “IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System”1 p.m. Planetarium Show “Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds”2 p.m. Planetarium Show “Phantom of the Universe – The Hunt for Dark Matter”3 p.m. Planetarium Show “Back to the Moon For Good”4 p.m. Planetarium Show “The Sun, Our Living Star”5 p.m. Planetarium Show “The Hot and Energetic Universe”
All shows located in the Blocher Planetarium, second floor, Science Building
STARGAZING AT DEBOT FIELDS8:30 p.m. Stargazing with portable telescopes, DeBot Field (please note: this event is weather permitting and cannot happen if there are clouds/rain – the event will be cancelled)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Canoe and kayak Lake Joanis-Schmeeckle Reserve. South shore of Lake Joanis, park along Maria Drive. Paddle Lake Joanis for free with a canoe or kayak from Schmeeckle’s Outdoor Rentals. Paddles and life jackets will be supplied. (till 2 p.m.)10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center open, 2419 North Point Dr.Free coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks. Family Day SALE: All regularly priced clothing in the visitor center gift shop is 20% off. For discount, tell staff you are with Family Day at the register! (till 4 p.m.)
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve guided hike. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive. Discover prairie, oak savanna, wetlands, and other habitats that are being restored in Schmeeckle. Watch for wildlife and try your hand at pulling some invasives!
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stevens Point Farmers Market, Mathias Mitchell Public Square, 913 Main StreetEnjoy walking through the Stevens Point Farmers Market in downtown Stevens Point. Located on Main Street, visitors can stop by to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade bake goods, flowers and wonderful food!
12-4 p.m. Beth Israel Synagogue Museum open – 1474 Water St.
Event schedule is subject to change.