Nicolet Outdoor Adventure Series celebrates college’s 50th anniversary with look at Northwoods natural resources
The Outdoor Adventure Series at Nicolet will help commemorate the college’s 50th anniversary with a special series that peers into the past 50 years of natural resources history in the Northwoods.
Topics will cover wildlife conservation, lake and river resources, forest management and preservation, and wildlife rehabilitation.
“The natural resources of the Northwoods have undergone a tremendous evolution over the past 50 years,” said Jodi Fox, Continuing Education specialist at Nicolet.
“Each of the 50th anniversary presentations will be led by experts who have spent decades working in a given area and who have helped shape these valuable resources into what they are today.”
Each of the five presentations will include first a talk to give participants background of the topic at hand and then a trek to field locations to see firsthand the natural resource.
Each talk is $12.50 and each trek is also $12.50. All talks will take place in Northwoods Center 207 on Nicolet’s Rhinelander Campus.
- 50 Years of Forest Management: Striving Toward Sustainable Natural Forest Management Worldwide with Robert Simeone and John Bates. Talk at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 25; Trek from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26, Rainbo Lodge, Land O’ Lakes.
- 50 years of Wildlife Rehabilitation: Then and Now with Marge Gibson and Mark Nanoit. Talk from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 6; Trek from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 6, Raptor Education Group, Antigo.
- 50 Years of Wildlife Conservation with Ron Eckstein. Talk from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 6; Trek from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 7, Thunder Marsh State Wildlife Area, Three Lakes.
- 50 Years of Private Land Conservation: The Nature Conservancy and the Northwoods Land Trust with Bryan Pierce and Matt Dallman. Talk from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Trek from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 20, Holmboe State Natural Area, Rhinelander.
- 50 Years of Lakes and Rivers Conservation: The Benefits of Environmental Regulation to Everyone, Industry Included with Bob Martini. Talk and Trek from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, August 10, with the Trek taking place along the Wisconsin River.
The upcoming Outdoor Adventure season will feature a second themed series, some of the Best Paddles and Hikes of Northern Wisconsin.
For a complete list of upcoming offerings, visit nicoletcollege.edu/outdooradventure or call (715) 365-4544, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4544; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711 relay.