Trees For Tomorrow has been educating people about natural resources since 1944! Our professional teaching staff are experts at providing accurate information and using hands-on activities to awaken participant awareness of the land’s capabilities and limitations, and to inspire enthusiasm for sustainable natural resource stewardship.
Whether you come to our campus or we come to you, we can accommodate groups of all sizes in a variety of settings. Our Adult Group Programs are typically 30 minutes – 1 hour long and are taught by one of our Environmental Science Educators. In addition, we can customize your experience by offering multiple programs, a hot meal (for an additional fee), and even give your group a tour of our campus.
Contact us today to reserve your program!
Adult Group Programs at Trees For Tomorrow:
Note: Minimum group size is 10 participants. Additional program fees may apply.
Adult Group Programming Options
Join the Trees For Tomorrow Staff from 8:30am-12:30pm and make a wreath to take home for the holidays! Please come prepared to gather materials outside.
Fee: $40 (includes instruction and all supplies)
Check back in August 2019 for registration details
Pre-registration is required for all Skill Builder Programs. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm your registration. All fees collected are non-transferable.
Cancellations can be made up to 30 days prior for a $50 processing fee (or cost of class if less than $50). No refunds will be made for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the program.
Birds of Prey
This slide program introduces participants to the birds of prey in Wisconsin. It includes general characteristics of raptors, the various families found in Wisconsin, threats facing birds of prey, and conservation efforts. A live bird of prey may be available for this program for an additional fee.
Mysteries of the bog are revealed through this slide program. It’s a place filled with “black holes,” scraggly trees, and bouncing mats of moss. A visit to a local Bog may be available for an additional fee to go with this introductory program.
Participants work cooperatively through a series of physical and mental challenges designed to increase confidence and self-esteem and to encourage teamwork and mutual group support.
Energy comes from a variety of sources, both renewable and nonrenewable. In this activity, participants will see how much they know about energy usage and energy supplies as they test their knowledge in Energy Jeopardy.
Fish Adaptations and Habitats
Participants will examine fish adaptations to understand the diversity of fish morphology and how it provides adaptive advantage for specific habitats. Participants will then design a “best habitat” for their fish species based on knowledge gained.
Join us at a nearby forest! Participants become foresters and discover the importance of inventorying the forest by measuring it. Develop skills using forestry tools, estimate wood volumes, and then make forest management decisions based on data. Option to meet a forester, depending on availability.
Human Survival Skills
In this hands‐on activity, participants will discuss what humans need to survive, what are the most important things to know in a survival situation, and what they should always have with them when they go out into the wild. They will then go outside and practice making shelters and/or making fires.
Introduction to GPS
Participants will be introduced to GPS technology and play the role of a forest researcher. Classroom and field portions teach participants how to use GPS, read a map, and record scientific data.
Watch out Paul Bunyan! After a glimpse at early logging camp life, participants swing into logging events such as cross- cut sawing, lighting a match with a small hatchet, and the tree cookie roll.
Participants combine classroom introduction with an orienteering field course designed to teach the basics of map and compass use. Classroom work introduces how to use a compass and read a map. Participants then use skills to complete an orienteering field course while investigating a nearby natural area.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Who’s slimy and who’s not? Participants take a close-up look at differences between reptiles and amphibians and learn more about different species found in Wisconsin. Participants will have an opportunity to observe up-close TFT’s own reptiles!
Skulls, Skins and Bones
Participants will identify animals by their skulls, skins, and bones. We will be looking at the structure and function of different parts of animals and what they can tell us about that animal.
Explore the outdoors in a new way! Participants will learn about the design of wooden snowshoes, then practice using them in the schoolyard or go for a snowshoe hike in the school forest.
Participants will discuss unique characteristics of trees and use a dichotomous key to identify native Wisconsin tree species.
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., FREE
Mid-June - Early August AND periodically throughout the year
Local experts will present on a variety of natural resource and nature-themed presentations designed for older children and adults. FREE, suggested donation $2/person.
Nature at Night