2016 Road Scholar Program
Trees For Tomorrow 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 and taxi service are available in Rhinelander.
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.
Road Scholar guests stay on-site in rustic dormitories that have comfortable bedrooms. Each dorm has central bathroom facilities and a lounge with a fireplace. Each room has 1-3 bunk beds, a dresser, coat rack and small desk. Guests can request a private room for an added fee or may choose to share a room with another participant.
Meals are served in Trees For Tomorrow's historic dining hall, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 and equipped with a large modern kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare home-cooked meals, using local or sustainable food products whenever possible. 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.
The national ROAD SCHOLAR program requires all participants to register for any program with the national office in Boston, Massachusetts, 1-877-426-8056 or www.roadscholar.org.
To register and receive a complete ROAD SCHOLAR catalog contact:
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111-1746
We look forward to hosting you for what we think are some of the most interesting, educational, and fun ROAD SCHOLAR offerings anywhere!
For more information on Trees For Tomorrow's Road Scholar programs, call 715-479-6456.
Note: All TFT courses are subject to change based on enrollment.
Northwoods Birding By Trail & Canoe
May 15-21, 2016
Join Trees For Tomorrow birding staff and naturalists on an exceptional birding adventure for beginning and intermediate birders. Explore unique habitats in search of common and rare birds, and add new finds to your life list. Birding staff will show you how to improve your birding skills while walking the area’s finest trails. On canoe outings, observe water birds and behaviors. Learn how to identify warblers, raptors, waterfowl and other species that call the Northwoods home.
Hike Northern Wisconsin & Michigan's Upper Peninsula Gems
September 18-24, 2016
The dense forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin conceal diverse wildlife and more than 1,500 lakes. Become familiar with this region on naturalist-led hikes among its spectacular natural resources. Learn about and see live education raptors up close, tread the old-growth forests of the region’s lake trails, and paddle on tranquil Silver Lake. Human perspectives on this remote corner of the U.S. emerge in discussions of its mining and logging heritage and in hands-on study of forest management techniques.
Boasting more than 1,300 lakes, the glaciated landscape of Vilas County has much to offer water enthusiasts. We will take several day trips to paddle many of the area’s pristine lakes and remote rivers, seeing bald eagles and loons along the way. Excursions will be led by our staff of professional naturalists. In the evening, speakers will share their knowledge of the area’s wildlife species and unique natural history. An evening paddle also provides an opportunity for reflection in this beautiful environment. Receive thorough canoe instruction that benefits all skill levels. Beginners are encouraged.
Exploring Woods & Waters of the Northwoods
July 10-15, 2016 (Ages 10-12)
Explore the forests and waterways of the Northwoods with your grandchild as you master outdoor skills on a memorable adventure. Learn to canoe into aquatic ecosystems, hike into the vast forested landscape, build a fire, shoot a bow and arrow, and orient yourself with a map and compass. Study the world of raptors, create a dream catcher, make a leaf-print T-shirt, view an awesome waterfall and much more.
|Per Adult||Per Child|
|1 Adult, 1 Child||$599||$499|
|2 Adults, 1 Child||$569||$499|
|2 Adults, 2 Children||$569||$499|
Backroads Biking Adventure
August 28-September 3, 2016
Bicycle the quiet roads of northern Wisconsin, witnessing the first flashes of autumn color as you wind through deep forests and past hidden lakes. Leading the way are local naturalists who teach you about the ecology of the northern forest ecosystem. Evening presentations introduce you to wildlife of the region including the resurgent gray wolf. Bicycle 20-35 miles per day at a pace of 10-14 mph on paved backroads with rolling terrain. Trees For Tomorrow group leaders will adjust route distances and speed to accommodate group needs. Support vehicles will be available for the routes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet. A limited number of bike rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A Northwoods Skiing & Snowshoeing Adventure
Enjoy a week classical skiing and snowshoeing on some of the finest trails in Northern Wisconsin. The professional staff at Trees For Tomorrow provides ski instruction for all skill levels. While skiing and snowshoeing, Trees For Tomorrow naturalists will lead participants through an exploration of the unique ways animals and plants adapt to the difficult winter conditions of the north. Multiple route options will be available for each ski tour. Evening programs will focus on the biology and ecology of animals that call the Northwoods home.