2016 Road Scholar Program
Trees For Tomorrow has been offering natural resources education workshops to students, teachers, adults, and others in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods since 1944.

TFT is located in Eagle River, WI, a small northern town located about six hours from Chicago, IL; five hours from Minneapolis, MN; and seven hours from Cedar Rapids, IA. Commercial air service is available to Rhinelander, WI, just 30 miles from TFT. Car rentals and taxi service are available in Rhinelander.

Location of Trees For Tomorrow

Instructors
All instructors are carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and ability to teach adult groups. Trees For Tomorrow staff have taken courses in each area of instruction to provide participants with a high quality learning experience.

Lodging?
Road Scholar guests stay on-site in rustic dormitories that have comfortable bedrooms. Each dorm has central bathroom facilities and a lounge with a fireplace. Each room has 1-3 bunk beds, a dresser, coat rack and small desk. Guests can request a private room for an added fee or may choose to share a room with another participant.

tamarack dorm lounge area in tamarack lounge view of dorm room with bunk beds in tamarack lounge historic dining hall

Meals?
Meals are served in Trees For Tomorrow's historic dining hall, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 and equipped with a large modern kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare home-cooked meals, using local or sustainable food products whenever possible. A social hour is held during most workshops so participants have an opportunity to relax and discuss the events of the day with each other.

Registration
The national ROAD SCHOLAR program requires all participants to register for any program with the national office in Boston, Massachusetts, 1-877-426-8056 or www.roadscholar.org.

However, we would be glad to help with registration or answer any specific questions you might have about our program or facilities. Call us at 715-479-6456 or send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To register and receive a complete ROAD SCHOLAR catalog contact:
ROAD SCHOLARS ?
11 Avenue de Lafayette?
Boston, MA   02111-1746?
1-877-426-8056

We look forward to hosting you for what we think are some of the most interesting, educational, and fun ROAD SCHOLAR offerings anywhere!

For more information on Trees For Tomorrow's Road Scholar programs, call 715-479-6456.

Note: All TFT courses are subject to change based on enrollment.

2016 Schedule

Road Scholar skiing adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI

Northwoods Birding By Trail & Canoe
May 15-21, 2016

Program #8609

Join Trees For Tomorrow birding staff and naturalists on an exceptional birding adventure for beginning and intermediate birders. Explore unique habitats in search of common and rare birds, and add new finds to your life list. Birding staff will show you how to improve your birding skills while walking the area’s finest trails. On canoe outings, observe water birds and behaviors. Learn how to identify warblers, raptors, waterfowl and other species that call the Northwoods home.   

Fee: $659

 

Hike Northern Wisconsin & Michigan's Upper Peninsula Gems
September 18-24, 2016
Program #17732

?The dense forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin conceal diverse wildlife and more than 1,500 lakes. Become familiar with this region on naturalist-led hikes among its spectacular natural resources. Learn about and see live education raptors up close, tread the old-growth forests of the region’s lake trails, and paddle on tranquil Silver Lake. Human perspectives on this remote corner of the U.S. emerge in discussions of its mining and logging heritage and in hands-on study of forest management techniques.

Fee: $645

 

Canoeing Wisconsin's Northwoods
July 24-30, 2016
August 14-20, 2016
Program #9700

Boasting more than 1,300 lakes, the glaciated landscape of Vilas County has much to offer water enthusiasts. We will take several day trips to paddle many of the area’s pristine lakes and remote rivers, seeing bald eagles and loons along the way. Excursions will be led by our staff of professional naturalists. In the evening, speakers will share their knowledge of the area’s wildlife species and unique natural history. An evening paddle also provides an opportunity for reflection in this beautiful environment. Receive thorough canoe instruction that benefits all skill levels. Beginners are encouraged.

Fee: $639

 

Road Scholar Intergenerational adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI

Intergenerational Program:
Exploring Woods & Waters of the Northwoods

July 10-15, 2016 (Ages 10-12)
July 31-August 5, 2016 (Ages 10-12)
Program #18555

Explore the forests and waterways of the Northwoods with your grandchild as you master outdoor skills on a memorable adventure. Learn to canoe into aquatic ecosystems, hike into the vast forested landscape, build a fire, shoot a bow and arrow, and orient yourself with a map and compass. Study the world of raptors, create a dream catcher, make a leaf-print T-shirt, view an awesome waterfall and much more.

  Per Adult Per Child
1 Adult, 1 Child $599 $499
2 Adults, 1 Child $569 $499
2 Adults, 2 Children $569 $499

 

 

 

 

bicyclist on forested back road

Backroads Biking Adventure
August 28-September 3, 2016
Program #9698

Bicycle the quiet roads of northern Wisconsin, witnessing the first flashes of autumn color as you wind through deep forests and past hidden lakes. Leading the way are local naturalists who teach you about the ecology of the northern forest ecosystem. Evening presentations introduce you to wildlife of the region including the resurgent gray wolf. Bicycle 20-35 miles per day at a pace of 10-14 mph on paved backroads with rolling terrain. Trees For Tomorrow group leaders will adjust route distances and speed to accommodate group needs. Support vehicles will be available for the routes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet. A limited number of bike rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Fee: $659

 

A Northwoods Skiing & Snowshoeing Adventure

February 5-11, 2017
Program #7310

Enjoy a week classical skiing and snowshoeing on some of the finest trails in Northern Wisconsin. The professional staff at Trees For Tomorrow provides ski instruction for all skill levels. While skiing and snowshoeing, Trees For Tomorrow naturalists will lead participants through an exploration of the unique ways animals and plants adapt to the difficult winter conditions of the north. Multiple route options will be available for each ski tour. Evening programs will focus on the biology and ecology of animals that call the Northwoods home.

Fee: $645

Road Scholar Program
Trees For Tomorrow has been offering natural resources education workshops to students, teachers, adults, and others in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods since 1944.

TFT is located in Eagle River, WI, a small northern town located about six hours from Chicago, IL; five hours from Minneapolis, MN; and seven hours from Cedar Rapids, IA. Commercial air service is available to Rhinelander, WI, just 30 miles from TFT. Car rentals and taxi service are available in Rhinelander.

Location of Trees For Tomorrow

Instructors
All instructors are carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and ability to teach adult groups. Trees For Tomorrow staff have taken courses in each area of instruction to provide participants with a high quality learning experience.

Lodging
Road Scholar guests stay on-site in rustic dormitories that have comfortable bedrooms. Each dorm has central bathroom facilities and a lounge with a fireplace. Each room has 1-3 bunk beds, a dresser, coat rack and small desk. Guests can request a private room for an added fee or may choose to share a room with another participant.

tamarack dorm lounge area in tamarack lounge view of dorm room with bunk beds in tamarack lounge historic dining hall

Meals
Meals are served in Trees For Tomorrow's historic dining hall, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 and equipped with a large modern kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare home-cooked meals, using local or sustainable food products whenever possible. A social hour is held during most workshops so participants have an opportunity to relax and discuss the events of the day with each other.

Registration
The national ROAD SCHOLAR program requires all participants to register for any program with the national office in Boston, Massachusetts, 1-877-426-8056 or www.roadscholar.org.

However, we would be glad to help with registration or answer any specific questions you might have about our program or facilities. Call us at 715-479-6456 or send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To register and receive a complete ROAD SCHOLAR catalog contact:
ROAD SCHOLARS
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA   02111-1746
1-877-426-8056

We look forward to hosting you for what we think are some of the most interesting, educational, and fun ROAD SCHOLAR offerings anywhere!

For more information on Trees For Tomorrow's Road Scholar programs, call 715-479-6456.

Note: All TFT courses are subject to change based on enrollment.


2018 Schedule

Road Scholar skiing adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI

A Northwoods Skiing & Snowshoeing Adventure

January 21-27, 2018

February 4-10, 2018

Program #7310

Enjoy a week classical skiing and snowshoeing on some of the finest trails in Northern Wisconsin. The professional staff at Trees For Tomorrow provides ski instruction for all skill levels. While skiing and snowshoeing, Trees For Tomorrow naturalists will lead participants through an exploration of the unique ways animals and plants adapt to the difficult winter conditions of the north. Multiple route options will be available for each ski tour. Evening programs will focus on the biology and ecology of animals that call the Northwoods home.

Fee: $645
 

Northwoods Birding By Trail & Canoe

May 13-19, 2018

Program #8609

Join Trees For Tomorrow birding staff and naturalists on an exceptional birding adventure for beginning and intermediate birders. Explore unique habitats in search of common and rare birds, and add new finds to your life list. Birding staff will show you how to improve your birding skills while walking the area’s finest trails. On canoe outings, observe water birds and behaviors. Learn how to identify warblers, raptors, waterfowl and other species that call the Northwoods home.   

Fee: $659


Canoeing Wisconsin's Northwoods

June 3-9, 2018

July 22-28, 2018

Program #9700

Boasting more than 1,300 lakes, the glaciated landscape of Vilas County has much to offer water enthusiasts. We will take several day trips to paddle many of the area’s pristine lakes and remote rivers, seeing bald eagles and loons along the way. Excursions will be led by our staff of professional naturalists. In the evening, speakers will share their knowledge of the area’s wildlife species and unique natural history. An evening paddle also provides an opportunity for reflection in this beautiful environment. Receive thorough canoe instruction that benefits all skill levels. Beginners are encouraged.

Fee: $639
 

Intergenerational Program: Exploring Woods & Waters of the Northwoods
 
July 8-13, 2018 (Ages 10-12)
 
July 29-August 4, 2018 (Ages 10-12)
Road Scholar Intergenerational adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI
 
August 12-18, 2018 (Ages 10-12)
 
Program #18555

Explore the forests and waterways of the Northwoods with your grandchild as you master outdoor skills on a memorable adventure. Learn to canoe into aquatic ecosystems, hike into the vast forested landscape, build a fire, shoot a bow and arrow, and orient yourself with a map and compass. Study the world of raptors, create a dream catcher, make a leaf-print T-shirt, view an awesome waterfall and much more.

  Per Adult Per Child
1 Adult, 1 Child $599 $499
2 Adults, 1 Child $569 $499
2 Adults, 2 Children $569 $499

 

 

 

 


Hike Northern Wisconsin & Michigan's Upper Peninsula Gems

August 19-25, 2018

September 16-22, 2018

Program #17732

?The dense forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin conceal diverse wildlife and more than 1,500 lakes. Become familiar with this region on naturalist-led hikes among its spectacular natural resources. Learn about and see live education raptors up close, tread the old-growth forests of the region’s lake trails, and paddle on tranquil Silver Lake. Human perspectives on this remote corner of the U.S. emerge in discussions of its mining and logging heritage and in hands-on study of forest management techniques.

Fee: $645


bicyclist on forested back roadBackroads Biking Adventure

August 26-September 1, 2018

Program #9698

Bicycle the quiet roads of northern Wisconsin, witnessing the first flashes of autumn color as you wind through deep forests and past hidden lakes. Leading the way are local naturalists who teach you about the ecology of the northern forest ecosystem. Evening presentations introduce you to wildlife of the region including the resurgent gray wolf. Bicycle 20-35 miles per day at a pace of 10-14 mph on paved backroads with rolling terrain. Trees For Tomorrow group leaders will adjust route distances and speed to accommodate group needs. Support vehicles will be available for the routes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet. A limited number of bike rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Fee: $659

 

 

releasing monarch butterflies during the Trees For Tomorrow Youth Outdoor Adventure Series daycamp
making leaf tshirts at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin
tree identification at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin

FREE small ice cream cone!

Bring an unexpired dry or canned food item for the Vilas County Food Pantry to any Trees For Tomorrow summer program and receive a coupon for a free small cone from Dairy Queen in Eagle River. Offer good while coupons last.

Science Earth Exploration
for Kids (S.E.E.K.)
June 18 - August 10, 2017

Wednesdays
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Check-in begins at 8:15am 
Check-out required at the end of the day

in the Education Hall

Day camp for youth ages 8 - 12 years old.
 

Cost: $35/child per course 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at least 48 hours in advance!
Class size limited to 20 participants, first come, first served. 

Call 715-479-6456 or download registration form.

Science Earth Exploration for Kids will bring a summer full of fun quests to discover the wonders of nature! Youth ages 8-12 are invited to join us each week for a full day of exploring and using science to learn more about the Northwoods of Wisconsin! Each week will focus on a different nature topic and will include outdoor explorations, hands-on science, activities, and fun!

Participants should bring a lunch, comfortable clothes, and shoes for being outside A morning snack is provided.


2017 Schedule

WEDNESDAYS Program
June 21 Team Trees
June 28 Wildlife Rangers
July 5 Forestry Frenzy
July 12 Nicolet for a Day
July 19 Lake Life
July 26 Survival Skills
August 2 Micro-Life
August 9 Animal Adaptations


 

 

 

 

 


Program Descriptions

June 21 – Team “Trees” Discover all that Trees For Tomorrow has to offer! Go on a cross-campus scavenger hunt, build new friendships on our challenge course, and much more. Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt for leaf printing OR purchase one for $6.

June 28 – Wildlife Rangers Become a wildlife biologist for the day! We’ll explore endangered species, play an animal population simulation game, use radio telemetry to track wildlife, and hunt for animal signs in the forest.

July 5 – Forestry Frenzy Forestry has an important place in Wisconsin’s history. Test your lumberjack skills in logging era challenges, become a forester as you learn to identify and measure trees, and uncover the many uses of trees when you make your very own paper.

July 12 – Nicolet for a Day The Nicolet National Forest is an outdoor treasure in the Eagle River area. We’ll learn about its history, then become explorers as we visit different hiking trails and lakes within the Nicolet. Participants will travel off-site in TFT vehicles.

July 19 – Lake Life Lake lovers rejoice! We’ll walk to Silver Lake to discover who’s wriggling under the water, practice our canoe skills, and learn how we can care for our lakes. Close-toed water shoes or boots are required OR rent bog boots for $1 (smaller sizes limited).

July 26 – Survival Skills Back by popular demand! Put your skills to the test as we learn how to navigate with a GPS and compass, build fires and shelters, shoot archery, and much more! How long will you survive?!

August 2 – Micro-Life Sometimes being small is a pretty big deal! We’ll get up close and personal with all things itty bitty as we dig in the dirt, explore rotting logs, learn about lichen, and more.

August 9 – Animal Adaptations How do animals survive in their habitats? We’ll explore the unique features of different Northwoods animals, go on an animal adaptations hike, and meet some of TFT’s live animals. 


S.E.E.K. Punch Card!

Attend 3 or more S.E.E.K. programs and get a free gift! One punch card per child participant. Gifts subject to availability.


tree id at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin
pioneer days at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin canoeing at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin
filet a fish at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin water critters at Youth Outdoor Adventure Series at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River Wisconsin

 

2018 Summer Programs
The week of June 19th through the week of August 5th.

We offer programs for a wide variety of ages. There’s something for everyone in 2018!
See details and schedules below! Or download a copy of the 2018 brochure!

  • Junior Science Earth Exploration for Kids
    (Jr. S.E.E.K.) for youth ages 4-7

  • Evening Lectures for older children and adults

  • Family Nature Programs for families with children of all ages

  • Science & Earth Exploration for Kids
    (S.E.E.K.) for youth ages 8-12

Contact Melanie Stewart-Clarke at 715-479-6456 ext. 224 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Junior Science Earth Exploration for Kids
(Jr. S.E.E.K.) for youth ages 4-7

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2018!
Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

Check-in begins at 9:15am; check-out required at the end of the day.

Junior SEEK invites young children to explore the wonders of the Northwoods through hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Cost: $8/child.

Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. Maximum 20 participants (first come, first served)

June 19 – It’s All Good in the Woods – Join us as we discover the wonders of the woods through hands-on exploration and sensory activities.

June 26 – You’re Tree-rific – Learn all about the lives of trees through up-close exploration and decorate a “me tree” to bring home.

July 3 – Hooray for Decay – Investigate snags, logs, and dirt and discover what critters call these rotten places “home.”

July 10 – Amazing Animals – Explore amazing adaptations of Northwoods animals through outdoor exploration and games, then meet some of TFT’s live reptiles.

July 17 – Wacky Weather – Join us as we use experiments, crafts, and games to explore different weather patterns.

July 24 – Feathered Friends – Learn what makes a bird a bird through outdoor exploration and crafts and meet TFT’s red-tailed hawk.

July 31 – Nifty Nature – Let nature be your inspiration as we create a variety of art projects using natural items.

August 7 – Northwoods Safari – Explore different animal signs and search the forest to uncover the mystery of “who’s been here?”


Evening Lectures
for older children and adults

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Local experts will present on a variety of natural resource and nature-themed presentations designed for older children and adults. FREE, suggested donation $2/person.

Sponsored by:

June 19 – Pollinators – Many pollinators, like bees, butterflies and moths, are in decline and their losses threaten Wisconsin wildflowers, ecosystems, agricultural crops, and natural areas which depend upon them. Vilas County Conservation Specialist Quita Sheehan will explain how we can help them!

June26–NorthwoodsWeather–Join WJFW Meteorologist Chad Roethlisberger as he explains his job and the  science behind forecasting the weather.

July 10 – Wisconsin’s Elk – Before Europeans settled, elk ranged across Wisconsin. They were eradicated by over-harvest and loss of habitat in the 1800s. Today, elk are back. Kevin Wallenfang, Wisconsin DNR Deer and Elk Ecologist, will tell us all about elk and their journey back to Wisconsin.

July 17 – All About Trout! – Just like salmon, trout will move miles daily, seasonally, or annually seeking habitat and food.Join Trou tUnlimited’s (TU )Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager, Laura MacFarland, and learn about native trout,what they need to thrive in the Northwoods, and how TU and partners are working to improve river migration routes.

July 24 – Yoga by the River – TFT’s own Chantel Kuczmarski will lead us in an outdoor yoga session with a nature-themed yoga sequence. All levels welcome. Bring your mat. Held indoors if inclement weather.

July 31 – Restoring our Shores – Lake Specialist, Patrick Goggin, will help us understand how we can enhance lake water quality and wildlife by restoring our shores.

August 7 – River Otters – This program begins at 6:30p.m. TFT is hosting a special screening of the documentary “Charlie and the Curious Otters,” which debuted on the PBS show Nature in October 2017. Mark Naniot of Wild Instincts Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be here for the screening and for a special question and answer session after the documentary!


Family Nature Programs
for families with children of all ages

NEW DAY!
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Families are invited to join our naturalists in discovering the Northwoods through hands-on activities and exploration. $4/person or $10/family (up to 4 members). Minimum of one adult for every three child participants. 

Pre-registration is NOT required.

June 20 – Animal Tracking – Explore the wonderful world of animal tracking as you work together to create a plaster mold of your favorite Northwoods animal track and search the forest for animal signs.

June 27 – Human Survival Skills – Join us to learn how you can prepare for a survival situation. Then your family will work together to build a fire or a shelter (depending on weather).

July 4 – NO PROGRAM – HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

July 11 – Tree ID – Explore native tree species as you learn to use a dichotomous key, then put your skills to the test as your family works together to complete our tree ID course.

July 18 – Reptiles and Amphibians – Discover the differences between reptiles and amphibians in Wisconsin. Then, everyone will have the opportunity to meet TFT’s live reptiles.

July 25 – Orienteering – Join us to learn the skill of navigating with a compass. Your family will put this skill into practice as you work together to complete an orienteering field course.

August 1 – Leaf Printing – Learn the art of leaf printing and leave with your own creation. Paint, supplies, and cardstock are provided. If desired, bring your own 100% cotton t-shirt or purchase one for $6.

August 8 – Archery – Learn how to safely load a bow and shoot an arrow. Everyone will get to practice shooting at a target.


Science & Earth Exploration for Kids
(S.E.E.K.) for youth ages 8-12

NEW DAY! Half or Full Day Options!! 
Join us for the morning (8:30am-12pm), afternoon (12:30pm-4pm), or all day 8:30am-4pm
Check-in begins at 8:15am; check-out required at the end of the day.

SEEK will bring a summer full of fun quests to discover the wonders of nature. Participants should bring a lunch, but a morning snack is provided. Cost: $20/half-day or $35/full-day.

S.E.E.K. Punch Card! Attend 3 or more full days of S.E.E.K. and get a free gift! One punch card per child participant.

Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. Maximum 20 participants (first come, first served).

June 21 – Surf N Turf – Enjoy the best of both worlds as we hike and explore a nearby nature trail, then learn and practice canoe skills. Participants will travel off-site in TFT vehicles. Close-toed shoes are required.

June 28 – Seed to Tree – Discover the full life cycle of plants as we explore types of seeds, learn plant identification skills, and uncover a tree’s second life as a decomposing log.

July 5 – Child in the Wild – Put your skills to the test as we explore survival situations and learn how to build fires and shelters. How long will you survive?!

July 12 – Bright Ideas – Learn how you can be a steward of our natural world. Take a spin on our energy bike, explore our natural resources, and leave with your own homemade paper.

July 19 – Wetland Wonders – Explore the wonderful world of wetlands as we visit a bog, marsh, and lake. Prepare to get wet when we play some water games! Participants will travel off-site in TFT vehicles. Close-toed shoes are required.

July 26 – Cold-Blooded – Discover the “cool” world of cold-blooded critters such as reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. You’ll even get a chance to meet TFT’s live reptiles.

August 2 – Eco-Art – Join us to create various works of art using nature as our inspiration. Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt for leaf-printing or purchase one for $6.

August 9 – Outdoor Adventurers –We’ll have fun as we learn how to shoot a bow and arrow and navigate with a GPS and compass. Adventure is out there!


Contact Melanie Stewart-Clarke at 715-479-6456 ext. 224 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 28 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Forest Fest 2018
Sat Oct 06 @ 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Cranberry Crush Casino Night & Music Fest
Sat Mar 02 @ 5:00PM - 10:30PM
75th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

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Upcoming Programs

Tue Jun 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Evening Lecture Series
Wed Jun 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family Nature Program
Thu Jun 21 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
SEEK for 8-12 year olds
Sun Jun 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Teacher Workshop I
Sun Jul 15 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Teacher Workshop II
Sat Nov 10 @ 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Wreath Making