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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The site consists of 14 buildings that supply lodging, meals and environmental education resources year-round for youth and youth leaders. The center rests on 318 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 210-acre designated State Natural Area. This wooded property is considered one of the few remaining “old growth” natural areas of the state. The rock cliffs, shady canyons, caves and sandy beaches feature a variety of flora, fauna, and unique geologic and cultural history.

Current Openings:

  • Upham Woods Naturalist. Closes January 18, 2022
    • The Upham Woods Naturalists are the primary programmatic personnel for Upham Woods. In that regard this position is responsible for teaching the classes for schools and summer camps, leading the programmatic activities, interacting with center clientele, corresponding with schools before and after a group visit, assisting with program development, and caring for programmatic equipment which includes the science center animals. Additionally, the teaching naturalists may sometimes be called upon to lead offsite educational school outreach presentations. All of the above is to be done with a focus on customer service and effective educational methods in a safe environment. For a full job description including instructions to apply, see the job listing: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/511768/upham-woods-naturalist

UW-Madison is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.