Naturalist Programs, Candlelight Hike Slated at Schmeeckle Reserve
For the City-Times
A series of 12 natural and cultural history programs will be presented through mid-May at Schmeeckle Reserve, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point.
The first program, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, will explore the artistry of spider webs. Other programs will cover diverse topics such as natural dyes, the many uses of feathers, frog songs, and myths about the night sky. The programs are presented as part of a capstone course for environmental education and interpretation majors in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point.
In addition, this spring’s Candlelight Hike Festival will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Schmeeckle Reserve. Visitors can walk a half-mile or one-mile trail lit by torches. “Wonders of Pollination” is the theme of the event. Crafts and snacks will be available for free. An interactive program featuring pollinators will be presented at the campfire ring at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
For more information about the programs or the festival, visit www.uwsp.edu/schmeeckle/programs or call 715-346-4992.