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Adult/Teacher Workshops

Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) has been offering natural resources education workshops to students, teachers, adults, and others in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods since 1944. TFT is located in Eagle River, WI, a small northern town located about six hours from Chicago, IL; five hours from Minneapolis, MN; and seven hours from Cedar Rapids, IA. Commercial air service is available to Rhinelander, WI, just 30 miles from TFT. Car rentals, shuttle van and taxi service are also available in Rhinelander.

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Instructors
All instructors are carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and ability to teach adult groups. Trees For Tomorrow staff have taken courses in each area of instruction to provide participants with a high quality learning experience.

Lodging

Guests staying at Trees For Tomorrow will find the facilities to have the rustic charm of a Northwoods lodge. Each dormitory style building has a central lounge, a fireplace, and central bathrooms. Guests can request a private room for an added fee or may choose to share a room with another participant.

tamarack dorm lounge area in tamarack lounge view of dorm room with bunk beds in tamarack lounge  

Dining
Home cooked meals are prepared by the Trees For Tomorrow chef and dining staff and served in the historic dining hall on campus. A social hour is held during most workshops so participants have an opportunity to relax and discuss the events of the day with each other.

 

chair weaving workshop at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI

Registration Policy

Full payment for each Adult Workshop is due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. If not received 30 days in advance, your reservation will be canceled. If a reservation is fully paid, but canceled more than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, a refund of the full amount (less the $50 deposit) will be made.

No refunds will be made for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the workshop. All fees collected are non-transferable. A non-refundable $50/person deposit for each workshop must be included with registration. Pre-workshop materials will be sent to you 30 days prior to the workshop. Fees include lodging, meals, instruction, and materials unless noted.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made up to 30 days prior for a $50 processing fee. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to workshop, your payment and deposit cannot be refunded.

Register online, by calling 715-479-6456, or by mail (print the 2014 brochure, complete and clip the registration portion, and mail it with payment to: Trees For Tomorrow, PO Box 609, Eagle River, WI 54521).

 

2014 Adult Workshops

Stream Biology Workshop FULL: No more registrations accepted.
July 16-18, 2014
 
This three-day field school will provide participants with in-class education, hands-on field learning, and laboratory opportunities to improve their understanding of basic biology of and ecological interactions among a select variety of native aquatic plants,invasive plants and animals, mussels and other macroinvertebrates, and fish of Wisconsin streams. Participants will have an extended opportunity to network with one another and with resource professionals.
Fee: $125 (includes deposit, instruction, transportation to field site, and food and lodging).
Commuter Fee: $75 (includes deposit, instruction, transportation to field sites, and meals).
Credits: 1 Graduate Credit optional from Viterbo University for an additional $110.
 
Register online
 

Nature Photography (Adult and Teacher Workshop)
July 23-27, 2014

Venture out into the beautiful Northwoods to learn how to take pictures of waterfalls, wetlands, sunsets and close-ups. Learn about all aspects of photography such as lighting, exposure and composition. Suitable for beginner to intermediate photographers who use an SLR style camera or an advanced point and shoot camera. Please bring a laptop if you have one, with your digital camera.
Fee: $350 (includes deposit, instruction, food & lodging)
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits optional for an additional $330 total

Nature Photography Schedule and Credit Criteria

Register online
 

Snowshoe and Rocking Chair Weaving - CANCELLED
September 19-21, 2014

Using traditional Canadian frames and weaving methods, participants will be guided step-by-step through each phase of the weaving process. By the end of the weekend you will have a completely woven and assembled pair of snowshoes or a snowshoe rocker. Both useful and beautiful pieces of art!
Fee: $300 (includes deposit, materials, instruction, food & lodging)
Snowshoe style options.

Register online

Wreath Making
November 8, 2014
 
Join the Trees For Tomorrow Staff from 9 a.m. to noon and make an evergreen wreath to take home for the holidays!
Fee: $35 (includes, materials, instruction, and a snack)

Register online
 

Teacher workshop at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI

2014 Teacher Workshops
 

Nature's Formulas: Incorporating Forestry & Natural Resource Management into Math
June 23-26, 2014

Get the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to more effectively teach your students about forestry and sustainable natural resource management. Learn about basic forestry principles, use forest managment tools and study their mathematical derivation, visit an active logging site, learn about wildlife management concepts such as population studies, and much more! Course will be focused towards middle and high school teachers, but 4th-12th grade Wisconsin teachers are welcome to register. Participants will earn 2 graduate credits.
Fee: $170 (includes deposit, and partial credit fees) Food, lodging, instruction, and partial credit fees covered by the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board.
Credits: 2 Graduate Credits from Viterbo University.

Nature's Formulas Schedule and Credit Criteria

Register online

 

Stream Biology Workshop FULL: No more registrations accepted.
July 16-18, 2014
 
This three-day field school will provide participants with in-class education, hands-on field learning, and laboratory opportunities to improve their understanding of basic biology of and ecological interactions among a select variety of native aquatic plants,invasive plants and animals, mussels and other macroinvertebrates, and fish of Wisconsin streams. Participants will have an extended opportunity to network with one another and with resource professionals.
Fee: $125 (includes deposit, instruction, transportation to field site, and food and lodging).
Commuter Fee: $75 (includes deposit, instruction, transportation to field sites, and meals).
Credits: 1 Graduate Credit optional from Viterbo University for an additional $110.
 
Register online
 

Nature Photography (Adult and Teacher Workshop)
July 23-27, 2014

Venture out into the beautiful Northwoods to learn how to take pictures of waterfalls, wetlands, sunsets and close-ups. Learn about all aspects of photography such as lighting, exposure and composition. Suitable for beginner to intermediate photographers who use an SLR style camera or an advanced point and shoot camera. Please bring a laptop if you have one, with your digital camera.
Fee: $350 (includes deposit, instruction, food & lodging)
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits optional from Viterbo University for an additional $330

Nature Photography Schedule and Credit Criteria

Register online

 

Wildlife Management Education
July 28-31, 2014

Gain the knowledge, experiences, skills, and resources you need to more effectively and accurately teach about wildlife management in Wisconsin. Explore furbearers of Wisconsin; deer ecology and management; vertebrate biology; black bear ecology, population, and management; cougar ecology and population; wolf ecology, research, management, and tracking; and much more! Brainstorm with other teachers on how to better incorporate wildlife concepts into your classroom.
Fee: $200 (includes deposit and instruction) Food & lodging is covered by the Frank Brown Scholarship Fund
Credits: 2 Graduate Credits optional from Viterbo University for an additional $220

Wildlife Management Schedule and Credit Criteria

Register online

Download the Teacher & Adult 2014 Workshops brochure.

Upcoming Events

Sat Nov 08
Wreath Making