Evening Lecture Series Sponsored by

Programs will be held on Tuesdays, 7:00 pm (unless noted)  from June 20th through August 8th.

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.

Each program is only $2/person.
Stay tuned for the 2017 schedule!
  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.

2016 Schedule

Printable Summer Program

June 21: “Northwoods Weather” (7:30 pm) with Meteorologist Chad Roethlisberger

Join WJFW News Channel 12 Meteorologist Chad Roethlisberger 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, Chad 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.

Upcoming Events

Fri Jun 02 @ 7:30AM - 04:00PM
Golf Outing
Sat Jul 29 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Forest Fest

Upcoming Programs

Mon Jun 19 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Careers Workshop
Tue Jun 20
Summer Programs
Mon Jun 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
June Teacher Workshop
Mon Jul 17 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
July Teacher Workshop