Outreach Programming 2022

Plant ID Workshop
Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Alex Graeff, botanist for the National Ecological Observatory Network’s Great Lakes Domain, for an outdoor-based plant identification workshop. The session will emphasize recognition of common vascular plant species found in typical north woods plant communities, and terminology and morphological features important for plant identification. While exploring the forests and bog at Kemp Station, we will apply identification techniques to the plants we encounter while discussing tidbits of north woods ecology. The hike will be about 1 mile, but with plenty of time stopped to discuss plants! It will include some moderately strenuous rolling terrain and some time on the bog mat.

Fish Up Close!
Date: July – date TBD

Geared for kids, but all ages are welcome to join members of the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, UW-Stevens Point, for a close up look at fish – the life history, unique characteristics, anatomy and the environment in which they live. Learn how scientists determine the age of a fish. Various specimens will be available to view and touch, along with special equipment used to study fish.


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Fungi Fest 2022
Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27

Whether you are new to the fabulous world of fungi, or have been studying it for years, this event is certain to please. On Friday evening, join us for presentations on one or more fungi topics. Saturday morning will start off with a foray, followed by extensive discussion about the morning’s collections. When available, details will be at kemp.wisc.edu/outreach. Lodging is available for visitors coming a distance at a rate of $18 per person, per night. Contact Karla for details, karla.ortman@wisc.edu.


Science on Tap – Minocqua