Science Strikes Back 2019

We are proud to announce EPA funding for the Science Strikes Back community science fair and thank the EPA for its grant funding of this project. Science Strikes Back: Empowering Students and Educators to Impact Urban Watersheds (SSB) will connect educators and students in the Milwaukee metropolitan area with the training and tools necessary to engage in hands-on environmental education and water quality monitoring. By […]

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Upham Woods Anniversary Contest Part 2: Map of Upham

Upham Woods 75th Anniversary is quickly approaching, and we are hosting another contest!  Participants are asked to draw a map of Upham Woods, based on their experience here.  Mike, our Americorps VISTA, has an example below.  As you can see, he highlighted areas he really enjoys.  While his map shows all of Upham Woods, your […]

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Project Learning Tree Workshop

Project Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop: March 14, 2015 At Upham Woods

Upham Woods will host a Project Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop on Saturday, March 14th, from 9 am – 3 pm. This workshop will train educators in PLT’s renowned PreK-8 curriculum, which contains 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities and provides unique ways to bring STEM concepts and critical thinking to your classroom or youth group. PLT activities are correlated […]

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Adult workshop on Blackhawk Island

D.O.T.S. Pro Tech Day: March 11, 2015 at Upham Woods

Come explore the use of mobile technologies in youth programming using Digital Observation Technology Skills (D.O.T.S.) kits outdoors on Wednesday, March 11, from 9 am—3:30 pm at Upham Woods! This program will demonstrate the use of technology tools to explore hidden environments and enable deep observation, making the ‘invisible’ both visible and accessible to exploration […]

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Children collecting logs for outdoor survival program

Chill Out this Winter: An Instructor’s Guide to Outdoor Winter Fun

Are you tired of Wisconsin winters forcing you and the youth in your life indoors for months on end? Come join us on Friday, Dec. 5th from 12:30-4:30pm at Upham Woods for an afternoon packed with tips and tricks to keep active outdoors this winter. Learn the logistics and safety of snow sports like broomball, […]

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“Energy Education in the Classroom” Workshop Nov. 8-9, 2014

Upham Woods will be hosting a two-day Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) workshop on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 8-9, from 8 am ‐ 4 pm, titled “Energy Education in the Classroom.” Learn how to integrate energy concepts into your school curriculum and enhance your students’ energy literacy with the Energy Education Activity Guide & Facing the […]

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“Technology Field Day for Professionals” a great success!

Thank you to the 34 educators, administrators and UW-Extension professionals who attended Tuesday’s “Technology Field Day for Professionals!” Participants used mobile technology tools to explore hidden environments on Blackhawk Island including nocturnal wildlife movements, microscopic soil features, and the thermodynamics of living organisms. Participants met after the field experience to discuss how the mobile technologies […]

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HughesNet and Operation Military Kids camp at Upham Woods!

Upham Woods is pleased to welcome representatives of HughesNet to observe our mobile technologies project, in cooperation with youth and adults from Operation Military Kids camp! Youth will experience the mobile technology project on Blackhawk Island and the mainland, exploring natural environments using digital microscopes, remote sensors, infrared cameras and trail cameras. We’re excited to […]

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Upham Woods presenting at the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education (WAEE) Annual Conference & Green & Healthy Schools Institute

Come see Upham Woods at the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education (WAEE) Annual Conference & Green & Healthy Schools Institute on August 13-15 at UWSP in Stevens Point, WI!  We will be presenting several technology sessions, including “Strategies and Methods for Applying Field Friendly Technology in Environmental Education,” and “Education at Speed of Research: Strengthening […]

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Upham Woods booth a hit at 4-H Day at the State Fair

4-H Day at the State Fair was a tremendous success! We were pleased to share some of Upham’s live animals with State Fair visitors and spread the word about 4-H and environmental education at Upham Woods. If you missed us this year, come see us next summer at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds! To see […]

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