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September 14: Training on Accessibility in the Outdoors

Join Upham Woods and local community members to learn about being disabled in the outdoors. This 2-hour event will be split into 2 parts: 1) A facilitated panel featuring local disabled outdoor enthusiasts as they share their stories and advice and 2) A presentation with breakout sessions to learn about hosting outdoor events with disabled […]


Bee Seeking a Flower

Hi everyone, I am Zoe. I am the new Garden Intern at Upham Woods! I have previously worked for Upham and have always had an affinity towards the garden and the natural areas that Upham Woods has and has watched over. In Wisconsin, it is crucial to have pollinators, both for the native plant species […]


August 4: Service Project- Volunteers needed

On Thursday, August 4th join Upham Woods and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to help manage Barberry on Blackhawk Island. We will be pulling the invasive Barberry in marked areas, and if there is time, we will be gridding the island to locate additional patches of Barberry. Volunteers are welcome to come for either […]

This image shows Upham Wood's red-tailed hawk named Beauty.

October 15: Accessible Bird Event

Join Upham Woods on Saturday, October 15th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for a free bird-focused day. We welcome people of all ages and ability levels to attend our accessible birding event at Upham Woods. Explore the trails at your own pace or join a guided activity. These activities are designed with access in […]

This image shows Clinton Middle schoolers carrying their teacher on a stretcher that they built themselves out of logs and string.

We’re back!

Overnight trips for youth are officially back! The week of May 23 we hosted our first overnight school trip in over 2 years with a visit from Clinton Middle School. This group brought a lot of energy and over 60 years of traditions with them. They learned survival skills, met a red-tailed hawk, went canoeing, […]

A father helping his son roast a marshmallow

2022 Summer Camp Updates

We have made the difficult decision not to lead open enrollment camps this summer, but we still have many programs for you to enjoy. The following 4H camps are scheduled to take place at Upham Woods, so you may be able to attend camp here if you join your local 4H club! 5 County (Adams, […]


April 30: Earth Day

Date: Saturday April 30th, 2022 Time: 10am- 2:30 pm Cost: Free Registration: Please pre-register if you plan on taking part in the activities. Registration will also be available on-site. Schedule of Events: 10:00- Event Starts! You are welcome to come at any time to hike the property or join the activities below. 10:20-11:50-Morning Session: Complete […]

This decorative image shows a young boy, dressed in waders, walking through the water holding a net. Overlaid is text that reads "Ready to Seize the day? April 5-6"

Day of the Badger 2022

Day of the Badger is an opportunity to celebrate what makes UW-Madison great! Your support of Upham Woods will ensure we can continue to expand our offerings to connect people with nature and each other. Positive childhood experiences in the outdoors help youth build a foundation of resiliency to cope and thrive throughout life, and […]


CANCELLED April 9th: Community Canoeing Event

This event has been cancelled due to projected river and weather conditions. Thank you for understanding.  On April 9th from 11 am -12:30 pm, Upham Woods is inviting the UW community, from staff to students, to come out to Wisconsin Dells to participate in a free canoeing class for paddlers of all abilities. We will […]