Trees For Tomorrow

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Place Category: Service Business and Natural Resources/Specialty SchoolPlace Tags: academic, courses, education, environmental, residential, and trees

  • Founded in 1944, Trees for Tomorrow is Wisconsin’s oldest natural resource specialty school.  For over six decades we have provided workshops to teach the basics of forestry, wildlife management, water ecology and other resource topics to fourth grade through high school students and their teachers from a three-state area.  Over 5,000 students, teachers and others travel to Eagle River each school year for three- to five-day sessions.  What makes a trip to Trees For Tomorrow unique is that most of the course work is taught outdoors in the forests, bogs, streams and the trails of the north country.  Students learn the latest forest management techniques and how to protect the fresh water systems for which our area is known.  They learn outdoor skills like orienteering and cross-country skiing.  They learn about resource conservation and about career opportunities in the environmental field.  Throughout the year Trees for Tomorrow offers special interest workshops for adults.  Teachers can earn credit from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point by taking a course in such topics as Phenology, Amphibians of the Northwoods or Gray Wolves, Gray Matter at Trees For Tomorrow.  Adults can learn skills such as snowshoe weaving, willow chair building or quilting.  Trees For Tomorrow also offers six active Elderhostel® programs which focus on outdoor activities including hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.  During the summer, visitors enjoy our free naturalist programs offered on Tuesday evenings.  A short (1/3 mile) demonstration forest trail hike with a guide takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Containerized evergreen tree seedlings are for sale throughout the year and ship between May 15 – September 15.  The Tree Trunk, Trees For Tomorrow’s gift store, has a large selection of quality nature books, clothing and home decorating items and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Trees For Tomorrow is an independent, nonprofit organization, accredited as a natural resource specialty school and sponsored primarily by companies in the paper, forest and public utility sectors.  Public support is critical to the ongoing success of our programs.  The Trees For Tomorrow campus is only a few blocks from downtown Eagle River.  Feel free to stop in for a tour, a guided hike or other campus activity.

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