Trees For Tomorrow has been educating people about natural resources since 1944! Our professional teaching staff are experts at providing accurate information and using hands-on activities to awaken participant awareness of the land’s capabilities and limitations, and to inspire enthusiasm for sustainable natural resource stewardship.


Whether you come to our campus or we come to you, we can accommodate groups of all sizes in a variety of settings. Our Adult Group Programs are typically 30 minutes – 1 hour long and are taught by one of our Environmental Science Educators. In addition, we can customize your experience by offering multiple programs, a hot meal (for an additional fee), and even give your group a tour of our campus. 

Customized Adult Group Programming

Birds of Prey

This slide program introduces participants to the birds of prey in Wisconsin. It includes general characteristics of raptors, the various families found in Wisconsin, threats facing birds of prey, and conservation efforts. A live bird of prey may be available for this program for an additional fee. 

Bog Ecology 

Mysteries of the bog are revealed through this slide program. It’s a place filled with “black holes,” scraggly trees, and bouncing mats of moss. A visit to a local Bog may be available for an additional fee to go with this introductory program.

Challenge Activities 

Participants work cooperatively through a series of physical and mental challenges designed to increase confidence and self-esteem and to encourage teamwork and mutual group support. 

Exploring Energy 

Energy comes from a variety of sources, both renewable and nonrenewable. In this activity, participants will see how much they know about energy usage and energy supplies as they test their knowledge in Energy Jeopardy. 

Fish Adaptations and Habitats 

Participants will examine fish adaptations to understand the diversity of fish morphology and how it provides adaptive advantage for specific habitats. Participants will then design a “best habitat” for their fish species based on knowledge gained. 

Forest Measurements 

Join us at a nearby forest! Participants become foresters and discover the importance of inventorying the forest by measuring it. Develop skills using forestry tools, estimate wood volumes, and then make forest management decisions based on data. Option to meet a forester, depending on availability. 

Human Survival Skills 

In this hands‐on activity, participants will discuss what humans need to survive, what are the most important things to know in a survival situation, and what they should always have with them when they go out into the wild. They will then go outside and practice making shelters and/or making fires. 

Introduction to GPS 

Participants will be introduced to GPS technology and play the role of a forest researcher. Classroom and field portions teach participants how to use GPS, read a map, and record scientific data. 

Logging Days 

Watch out Paul Bunyan! After a glimpse at early logging camp life, participants swing into logging events such as cross- cut sawing, lighting a match with a small hatchet, and the tree cookie roll. 


Participants combine classroom introduction with an orienteering field course designed to teach the basics of map and compass use. Classroom work introduces how to use a compass and read a map. Participants then use skills to complete an orienteering field course while investigating a nearby natural area. 

Reptiles and Amphibians 

Who’s slimy and who’s not? Participants take a close-up look at differences between reptiles and amphibians and learn more about different species found in Wisconsin. Participants will have an opportunity to observe up-close TFT’s own reptiles! 

Skulls, Skins and Bones 

Participants will identify animals by their skulls, skins, and bones. We will be looking at the structure and function of different parts of animals and what they can tell us about that animal. 


Explore the outdoors in a new way! Participants will learn about the design of wooden snowshoes, then practice using them in the schoolyard or go for a snowshoe hike in the school forest. 

Tree Identification 

Participants will discuss unique characteristics of trees and use a dichotomous key to identify native Wisconsin tree species. 

Adult Group Programs at Trees For Tomorrow:

  • Up to 1 hour: $5.50 per person

  • Up to 4 hours: $7.50 per person

  • Up to 8 hours: $10.50 per person

  • Adult Group Programs at your facility:

  • Up to 1 hour: $55 plus mileage

  • Up to 4 hours: $65 plus mileage

  • Up to 8 hours: $225 plus mileage

Note: Minimum group size is 10 participants. Additional program fees may apply. 


Adult Learning Opportunities

Local experts present on a variety of natural resource and nature-themed presentations designed for older children and adults.
FREE, suggested donation $2/person.


Check back our 2021 Schedule!

Cross-Country Ski ReTREEt

Winter’s no time to hibernate! Discover the joy of skiing and the winter beauty of the Northwoods with your whole family on this weekend retreat! Our instructors offer beginner skiers instruction on movement on classical skis, up and downhill techniques, kicking, gliding and poling, as well as instruction to all levels of ski abilities.  After our ski lessons, we’ll venture out onto some of the local ski trails to perfect our skill and enjoy the winter landscape.


Get outdoors with other like-minded adults, learn something new and get your spirit re-invigorated! Spend the entire weekend or a weekend day with TFT staff for an outdoor-based retreat in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Choose full weekend or partial weekend.



     Check-in: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

     Dinner & Orientation: 5:00-8:00 p.m.


     Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.

     Program & lunch: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

     Dinner: 5:00 p.m.


     Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. 

     Program: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

     Lunch: Noon

     Depart after lunch


Dorm-style lodging is available on campus in our historic CCC-built cabins. Meals served in our log dining lodge.



Call 715-479-6456

Online registration available soon.


January 29-31

February 26-28

January/February 2021 Retreat

Weekend Retreats Just for Adults


ReTREEt package
Includes programming, meals and lodging Friday-Sunday

$220/person double room (twin beds)

$260/person for single room (twin beds)

Friday-Sunday program and meals only (no lodging): $187/person


Equipment rental

Available if needed:

Skis: $20/person

Snowshoes: $10/person