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2022 Dells/Delton Parks and Rec Clubs

This Winter and Spring, Upham Woods is excited to run programs with the Dells/Delton Parks and Rec department. If you would like to request a scholarship for the winter sports club. Please fill out the application here: https://forms.gle/fNo51Py7fpVL4fwQA Upcoming partnership program offerings include:     These programs are in partnership with Lake Delton Parks & […]

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June 5th, 2020 – A Message To Our Communities:

We continue to meet weekly and you can find updates, notes, additional action items, at the end of this post. Last week our team reflected on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of systemic racism and police violence. This week, we have decided what we will do. We […]


 Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center to Participate in The 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice

At home learning resources are available at the end of this post. Water Stories Summit from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will be featured May 5th-12th at https://stemforall2020.videohall.com Wisconsin Dells, WI, April 30, 2020 — Justin Hougham, Director of Upham Woods and Associate Professor at UW-Madison Division of Extension will be featured in the […]


Introducing a Walk a Day

As November progresses and I have been spending more time in the office, I have missed being out on the trails and have made it a point to take a walk every day because like Ranger Mac says, “If you didn’t take a walk yesterday, you missed out on many things that may not come […]


Deer Monitoring

Upham Woods has begun its first round of deer monitoring of the year. Trail cameras were placed at various spots on Blackhawk Island. The pictures captured by these cameras is being compiled into a report to give insight on current deer herd trends and inform management decisions. So far, we have been able to estimate […]


The Cold Never Bothered Us Anyway

Winter’s here and it is here to stay! As the peaceful snow floats down covering the world in a beautiful white coat, many might think of cozying up to a warm fire and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and letting the day pass by with peaceful reverence. We at Upham Woods like that idea […]


Teaching Naturalist

Want to teach kids while exploring the outdoors? Look no further. We are hiring!!! We need enthusiastic, creative and fun people to join our team! Located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, working alongside a team of naturalists, you will be able to share your passion by teaching children in an outdoor laboratory. Providing children and […]


Milwaukee Research Accelerators

                Upham Staff Travel to Milwaukee for Science! Upham naturalists and coordinators hit the road this season for a unique opportunity to teach and learn with students in Milwaukee through an initiative called “Research Accelerators”. They are assisting teachers in guiding students to develop their skills in the […]


2019 Conservation Challenge Update

Conservation Challenge is over 1,500 hours! Thanks to the efforts of St. Williams in a trail corridor clearing project, the Conservation Challenge is now over 1,500 hours. Not only did St. Williams add hours to the challenge, but they finished the new trail corridor for our Blue Triangle Trail. This trail will be key this […]