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Dec 10: Fishing Education Instructor Workshop

Pass on your love of fishing by becoming a Fishing Education Instructor, certified through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Who: 4-H volunteers/educators, classroom teachers, community center staff, fishing club members and more! What: This training will certify you as a Fishing Education Instructor and provide you with tips and materials to lead fishing programs. […]

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Arts Camp is back!

  You could smell the creativity in the air as 4-H members from around the state joined together for a weekend of Arts.  Youth leaders and adult volunteers came together to run creative programming in visual arts, photography, theater, music, and communication for over 100 excited middle schoolers. Ashlynn, an adult volunteer from Winnebago County, […]

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Fall Fun at Upham’s Accessible Birding Event

On a crisp fall morning in October, community members flocked to Upham Woods to learn about birds in an accessible setting. The morning was filled with multiple naturalist-guided activities, from mobile birding on paved paths around Upham Woods to seated birding around a bird feeder. Two participants in these morning activities were friends, Monica and […]

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Youth in hard hats use tools to clear away soil to build new trail.

Students explore conservation professions

  Just a few hour’s worth of dedicated conservation work gives us a brand new trail to the beach!  On Tuesday, October 11th middle schoolers from River Valley took part in the Sauk County Conservation Day here at Upham Woods. This event was organized by the Sauk County Land Resources and Environment department in collaboration […]

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Map of Upham Woods with the expansion drawn onto the map in purple.

Celebration of Expansion

  On Saturday, August 27, supporters of Upham Woods came together to celebrate the expansion of the Upham Woods property thanks to the generosity of Robin C. Buerki and Blackhawk Wawbeek Foundation. The new 1.5 acres is situated along Upham Woods’ northwest border and is accessible along the North Shore Trail. Attendees first gathered at […]

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Image of Lake Superior Estuarium at Barker's Island.

Training on Accessibility in the Outdoors at LSNERR

Upham Woods along with the Office of Access Inclusion and Compliance, the Community Development Institute, the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (LSNERR), and many others recently received a grant supporting efforts to address the concern that many individuals with disabilities or other health concerns experience barriers to accessing outdoor spaces and programming. These barriers […]

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Goodbye Beauty

We have sad news to report: our beloved red-tailed hawk ‘Beauty,’ Ambassador raptor of 22 years, was determined to have a large mass growing on her liver and almost no liver function by UW-Madison Veterinary Services late last week. There was no course of treatment. We were faced with the difficult decision to either take […]

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August 27: Celebrate our Expansion!

Thanks to the generosity of Robin C. Buerki and Blackhawk Wawbeek Foundation we have expanded our mainland to the Northwest. Come celebrate with us on August 27th and see what we have planned! Timeline of the celebration: 1:00 pm: Welcome to the Upper Dells Education and Research Center (N194 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI […]

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This image shows a ground nest filled with egss.

September 18: Accessible Bird Event in Ashland

Join Upham Woods and other Extension staff at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland Wisconsin on September 18th for a free bird-focused day. We welcome people of all ages and ability levels to attend this accessible event. Explore the trails at your own pace or join a guided activity. These activities are designed […]

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Beauty the red-tailed hawk is being held by a staff member in the center of the photo. In the background there is a powerpoint presentation that says "Meet Beauty."

Upham Woods Comes to You!

From mini donuts to carnival rides to animal exhibits, there is something for everyone to do at the county fair. And this year there was an extra special appearance by Beauty, our Red-Tailed Hawk! The Sauk County fair ran July 11-17 and Beauty made 3 appearances to teach community members about raptor adaptations and raptor […]

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