Schmeeckle Reserve Offers Nature Programs in December
For the City Times
From Wisconsin’s birds to wildlife tracking, there is something to discover in December through free programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve.
Taught by UW-Stevens Point students, these programs meet at the reserve’s Visitor Center, located at 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 715-346-4992 or go to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle. Dress for the weather, as some programs are outdoors.
December programs include:
· Birrrrds Braving Wisconsin Winters, Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-2 p.m. Learn how birds survive the cold weather in our state.
· A Robin’s Story, Sunday, Dec. 3, 1-2 p.m. Explore the reserve for robins and learn about their journey, then find out how to make cookies that robins enjoy.
· Nature’s Gliders, Thursday, Dec. 7, 6-7 p.m. Discover the two kinds of flying squirrels that live at the reserve and enjoy fun, interactive activities.
· Retracing Their Steps, Saturday, Dec. 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Become a wildlife tracker and reconstruct the stories of outdoor friends by collecting clues.
· Mona Lisa Mallard, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m. Find the connections between ducks and art and create a Mona Lisa Mallard of your own.