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Evening Lecture Series
June 18 - August 10, 2017

Tuesdays AND Thursdays
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
in the air-conditioned Education Hall

For older children and adults.
Join us for a variety of natural resource and nature-themed presentations. Programs last approximately 1 hour and are held in the air-conditioned Education Hall (unless noted). Presentations are geared toward older children and adults. 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.

2017 Schedule

June 20 Citzen Science
June 27 Bears, Cougars amd Wolves: Large Carnivores of Wisconsin
July 4 NO PROGRAM - HAPPY 4th!
July 11 Ojibwe Culture and Wild Rice 
July 18 Land, Life, Water & Climate
July 25 Stories in Wildlife Rehab
August 1 Settling the Wisconsin Cutover
August 8 Wilderness Survival


Program Descriptions

June 20: Citizen Science with Rosie Page
Did you know YOU can be a scientist too?!? Discover how you can get involved as Rosie Page, Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) Coordinator, tells us all about citizen science in the Northwoods! 

June 27: Bears, Cougars, and Wolves: Large Carnivores of WI with Dave MacFarland
Wisconsin is home to a great diversity of wildlife! Join WI DNR Wildlife Biologist Dave MacFarland as he helps us understand the ecology and management of some of Wisconsin’s large carnivores.

July 4: NO PROGRAM – HAPPY 4th OF JULY!         

July 11: Ojibwe Culture and Wild Rice with Roger LaBine
Join Roger LaBine, a member of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa, as he teaches us about history, culture, and the importance of manoomin, the Ojibwe word for wild rice.

July 18: Land, Life, Water, and Climatewith Ashley Spink
Did you know that continent-wide research of biodiversity is taking place right here in the Northwoods?  The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale research platform for discovering and understanding the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on ecology. Join Mammalogist/Entomologist, Ashley Spink, to learn more about this really interesting and very valuable project!

July 25: Stories in Wildlife Rehab with Bart Kotarba
Northwoods Wildlife Rehab Center’s Bart Kotarba will share the ins and outs, ups and downs of what it is like to be a wildlife rehabilitator here in northern Wisconsin. This program is family-friendly and Bart may have a few special guests to help him with his program as well!

August 1: Settling the Wisconsin Cutover with Walt Busalacchi
Step back in time and come learn about the logging era in Wisconsin and what the region was like in the years following. It is sure to be an interesting history lesson for everyone!

August 8: Wilderness Survival with Abel Bean
Could you survive in the wilderness? Senior Wilderness Guide at Teaching Drum Outdoor School, Abel Bean, will teach us some skills and show us ways to live in the outdoors! This program will take place outdoors around the TFT fire ring. You will definitely leave this program with some new and interesting skills!