Public Evening Programs Sponsored by
Join us for a variety of natural resource and nature-themed presentations. Programs last approximately 1 hour (unless noted) and are held in the air-conditioned Education Hall building. Presentations are geared toward older children and adults (unless noted). Cost: $2 per person. Pre-registration is NOT required.
|FREE small ice cream cone!|
Bring an unexpired dry or canned food item for the Vilas County Food Pantry to any Trees For Tomorrow summer program and receive a coupon for a free small cone from Dairy Queen in Eagle River. Offer good while coupons last.
June 21: “Northwoods Weather” (7:30 pm) with Meteorologist Matt Benz
Join WJFW News Channel 12 Meteorologist Matt Benz for a discussion of the unique weather of the Northwoods and why it is so important to our daily lives. *Note: if severe weather is in the forecast, Matt will be needed at the station. Alternate program: Loons.
June 28: Birds of Prey” with TFT Educator Kim Trinkle
Come get a bird’s-eye-view into the fascinating lives of eagles, hawks, owls, and other birds of prey. Learn about the different species found in Wisconsin and their unique adaptations, and you’ll even get to meet a live hawk!
July 5: “Reptiles and Amphibians” with TFT Educator Melissa Perry
Take a close-up look at the differences between reptiles and amphibians and learn about the species found in Wisconsin. This program includes a meet-and-greet with some real-life representatives of the herptile world!
July 12: “Bats of Wisconsin” with Naturalist Licia Johnson
Join North Lakeland Discovery Center Naturalist Licia Johnson as we explore the lives of Wisconsin’s amazing and often misunderstood bats. This program includes the opportunity to meet a live bat!
July 19: “Honey Bees” with Beekeeper John Bigley
What’s all the buzzzz about?! Join Oneida County Beekeeper John Bigley as we discover the wonderful world of honey bees and learn about what makes these little critters so important.
July 26: “Seed Saving” with Debra Ketchum Jircik
Ever want to try your hand at seed saving? Debra Ketchum Jircik will teach you all you need to know to get started, as well as provide some useful information about the new Olson Memorial Seed Library.
August 2: “Life of a Voyageur” with TFT Educator Mary Beth Factor
Step back in time during this interactive live interpretation of the fascinating lives of the French fur-traders who once roamed the Northwoods! History, laughter, and excitement are guaranteed!
Friday August 12, 6:30-10:00pm: “Astronomical Adventures in the Night Sky” with Astronomer Frank Kovac in cooperation with the Olson Memorial Library
Join Frank Kovac from the Kovac Planetarium in Rhinelander as he unravels the many mysteries of the night sky, then get outdoors to get a close-up glimpse of the beautiful moon, stars, and planets visible to us.