Breakfast at 7:30 AM. Join us for a special farm-to-table breakfast featuring locally sourced products!
COMPASS USE - Learning how to use a compass is a skill that can help a person feel more confident exploring the woods. Participants will have a chance to practice their skills on a course outside. RAPTORS - We will learn about the amazing world of hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls. During the lecture portion, we will discuss the features that define raptors, examine some adaptations that help them survive, look at their biology, and talk about some conservation measures to help them out. Trees For Tomorrow is fortunate enough to have education birds for participants to see these features up close on a live raptor!
Lunch at 11:30 AM
GRANDCHILDREN AND GRANDPARENTS - T-SHIRT PRINTING - Grandchildren (and those interested grandparents) will have an opportunity to make their own stamped t-shirt. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirt or cloth bag to decorate with plants and trees from the Northwoods. GRANDCHILDREN - AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES, CHALLENGE COURSE #2 - Learning about frogs, salamanders, turtles, and snakes is a lot of fun, especially when you get to have a live specimen in your hand. Trees For Tomorrow has 2 blue-spotted salamanders, a wood turtle, and 2 ball pythons for educational purposes. Challenge course will expand on what was done the first morning. It is a fun way to get to know fellow participants better and gain teamwork and problem solving skills. GRANDPARENTS: FRANKLIN LAKE NATURE TRAIL HIKE OR FREE TIME - To allow for a little time on their own, we will offer to take those interested folks to arguably one of the top nature trails in this area. Nestled in the heart of the Nicolet National Forest, this easy 1.5-mile hike weaves through multiple habitat types, provides views of 2 lakes, and has much plant life.
Dinner at 5:00 PM
CANOE BAKER LAKE AND TAMARACK FLOWAGE - Evening is a great time to canoe with more gentle winds and cooler temperatures. Owls, loons, eagles, beaver, and a host of other animals can be found on this quiet paddle. Baker Lake is very representative of many lakes in this area. Additionally, there is a nice channel that allows access to another lake. There is very little boat traffic on this Northwoods gem! NOTE: have your closed toed shoes ready for this activity!