May programs at Schmeeckle Reserve

Continue the celebration of Earth Day in May by attending nature programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve.

Offered to the public free of charge, the following programs will be led by UW-Stevens Point students and held at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point or in the reserve (unless otherwise noted). Dress for the weather. For more information, call the Schmeeckle Reserve office at 715-346-4992 or go to

  • Prairie Days, Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. What kinds of plants and animals lived in Wisconsin when it was covered with prairie? A few prairies remain – learn more about them and how prairies can be restored.

  • Bukolt Park: A Story of Water and Stone, Saturday, May 3, 2-3 p.m. Take a look at the history of Bukolt Park in Stevens Point through the eyes of a Works Progress Administration worker of the 1930s. Meet at Bukolt Park at the parking area near the skate park entrance at the west end of Bukolt Ave.

  • The Art of Composting, Wednesday, May 7, 6-7 p.m. Learn how to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps into useful compost. An optional art activity will follow.

  • Nighttime Creatures, Thursday, May 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m. What happens at Schmeeckle Reserve when the sun goes down? Discover the nighttime habits of owls, bats and flying squirrels through a presentation and evening hike.

Schmeeckle Reserve is a 280-acre nature preserve on the north end of the UW-Stevens Point campus. The Visitor Center Browse Shop has gifts for all ages, including a wide variety of nature books and field guides. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.​


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