Free Nature Programs at Schmeeckle Reserve
For the City Times
From hibernating creatures to hidden berries, learn more about local treasures at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve. Several free, public programs are offered in March.
Taught by UW-Stevens Point students, the programs are offered at the reserve’s Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point. For more information, call 715-346-4992 or click here.
March programs include:
· Skiing through Time, Sunday, March 8, 2-3 p.m. Discover why cross-country skiing is a popular Wisconsin winter pastime, then take an optional ski tour at Standing Rocks County Park. Bring your own equipment or call UW-Stevens Point Outdoor EdVentures at 715-346-3848 for information on ski rentals.
· Hibernating Herps, Thursday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where do Schmeeckle Reserve’s reptiles and amphibians go during the winter months? Find out, and handle some of these live animals.
· Hidden Berries of Wisconsin, Sunday, March 29, noon-1 p.m. Learn what kind of berries grow locally and where you can find them during each season.
· What’s the Point? Why Our City Became and Remains Great. Tuesday, March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discover the rich history of Stevens Point and find your place in its past, present and future.