Free programs at Schmeeckle Reserve in November

From recycling to local beer brewing history, there’s more than just the natural world to be discovered through programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve.

Free, public programs, taught by UW-Stevens Point students, are offered at the reserve’s Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point. For more information, call 715-346-4992 or go to Dress for the weather, as some programs are outdoors.

November programs include:

  • Oak Savannas: Dominant to Endangered, Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Once common in Portage County, oak savannas are now rare. See and learn more about these massive trees. Meet at Wood Lane on the eastern entrance to Schmeeckle Reserve.

  • Schmeeckle’s Superheroes, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve is home to its very own superheroes, from spiders and raccoons to trees and bats. Learn how their super power adaptations compare to familiar superheroes.

  • The Masked Bandit, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the secret life of the raccoon? Discover their lifestyle and habits, and watch footage of raccoons foraging in Schmeeckle Reserve.

  • Raising the Bar on Recycling, Friday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. On America Recycles Day, learn how recycling has evolved, what is recyclable, what products are made from recycled material and new ways to reuse common items.

  • Tracking Signs of Life, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Where have they been and where are they going? Become a wildlife detective and reconstruct the stories of animals by collecting clues.

  • Dances with Birds, Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. Birds of a feather dance together, as many Wisconsin birds have elaborate courtship dances to attract mates. Explore their intricate steps and shake a tail feather.

  • Keep ‘em Wild, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m. Discover the do’s and don’ts of common wildlife issues, such as finding a baby bird on the ground, and how wildlife rehabilitation plays a role in keeping animals wild.

  • Wisconsin’s Extreme Survivors, Friday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. Find out some of the incredible achievements of Wisconsin species as well as how they perform astounding feats.

  • Ale Tales, Monday, Nov. ​​25, 7 p.m. From breweries to pubs, Prohibition to the bottom of the barrel, see how beer has played a vital role in creating central Wisconsin’s heritage.​

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