Other Programs


There’s always something fun happening at Hunt Hill! To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets.

January

FULL MOON SNOWSHOE HIKE

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Enjoy a winter hike by foot or snowshoe, then stick around to indulge in tasty s’mores around the campfire. A limited number of snowshoes are available; please contact us if you need a pair. Registration is not required.

Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

February

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of beekeeping from Josh O’Rourke, local beekeeper with years of experience in caring for bees and harvesting honey. This course is aimed at absolute beginners, and will address the necessary steps and considerations to take when planning your future apiary. Registration is required by Thursday, February 1.

Program Fee: $8/person
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

CARNIVORE TRACKING: CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT

Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn how to identify tracks and other animal signs with wildlife biologists Adrian Wydevan and Sarah Boles. Participants will learn the basics of tracking carnivores of Northern Wisconsin, including track, gait, and scat identification. With conditions permitting, we will explore some of the trails around Hunt Hill to practice our tracking skills. Please bring a bag lunch, notebook, and ruler.  Registration is required by Monday, February 5.

Program Fee: $40/person
Hunt Hill Members: $35/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

March

DIAMOND WILLOW WALKING STICK

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join Storme Nelson, retired Hunt Hill Executive Director, as we harvest diamond willow to make beautifully twisted walking sticks. Participants will learn about carving tools and easy techniques for carving their own walking sticks. Bring a bag lunch and your own carving tools if you have them (tools will be provided if you don’t). Registration is required by Wednesday, February 28.

Program Fee: $20/person
Hunt Hill Members: $15/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets


 

OWLS OF WISCONSIN

Friday, March 9, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn all about owls with Chris Cold, Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Educator. Meet a live owl, then enjoy a short hike to call and listen for its wild relatives. A campfire with s’mores will follow the presentation. Registration is not required.

Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

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MAPLE SYRUPING

Saturday, March 24, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn how maple syrup is made at local sugarbush Acer Acres with Dan Harrington. We’ll tour the sugar shack, get hands-on with harvesting sap, and enjoy a delicious maple syrup treat. Dress for the weather, and be prepared for muddy conditions. Registration is required by Friday, March 23.

Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

April

SHIITAKE GROWING WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 14,2018
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Learn about growing shiitake from logs during this course with local fungi expert Tavis Lynch, owner of Tavis’s Wild and Exotic Mushrooms. Participants will get hands-on experience inoculating logs and information on how to successfully grow these delicious mushrooms on their own property. Everyone will go home with their own inoculated shiitake log. Registration is required by Monday, April 9.

Program Fee: $45/person
Hunt Hill Members: $40/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

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ACOUSTIC BAT MONITORING TRAINING

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Acoustic Bat Monitoring Project was developed to collect data on species presence, distribution, and to identify trends of Wisconsin bat species. All bat species in Wisconsin utilize echolocation to detect, pursue, and capture insect prey as they orient and navigate through the night sky.  Because these bats’ echolocation calls are produced above the range of human hearing (ultrasound), we use an acoustic system capable of detecting and recording these high frequency calls while the bats fly through the area. Please join us while we discuss the bats of Wisconsin and demonstrate how to operate the bat detection equipment, followed by conducting a bat walk on the property. This training is for potential volunteers interested in assisting in bat monitoring efforts. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated.

Program Fee: FREE        

 

 

HELPING HANDS DAY

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Beginning at 8:00 am

Help Hunt Hill officially open camp for the summer season! Our volunteers are vital to our success and this is a key example of their dedication. Volunteers are needed to help clean, organize, wash, wipe, and rake-up camp. All ages and skill levels are invited. The day begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and organizing volunteers; however, volunteers can show up anytime in the morning. The day typically ends around 2:00 pm. Volunteers are treated to lunch and have the option to stay in the dorms. Please call ahead if you’d like free overnight accommodations.

Program Fee: FREE

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May

EAT YOUR WEEDIES! WILD EDIBLE WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn to love weeds and improve your diet! During this class taught by Master Naturalist Joan Jacobowski, we’ll discuss some basic principles of safely gathering wild edibles. Then we’ll take a little hike and sample some trail nibblers. We’ll top off the morning with a delicious wild edible lunch. Registration is required by Wednesday, May 16.

Program Fee: $8/person
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

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June

BLUEBIRD HIKE

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Storme Nelson, retired Hunt Hill Executive Director, as we learn about the bluebirds who call the sanctuary home. We will tour some of the Hunt Hill bluebird boxes and discover the natural history of these beautiful songbirds. Registration is not necessary.

Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Receive certification in first aid, CPR, AED, and lifeguarding. Hunt Hill will be offering this five day intensive program at our facility. Meals and overnight accommodations are available at an additional cost. Open to ages 16 and older. Registration is required by Monday, June 4.

Program Fee: $200/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

 

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SUMMER SOLSTICE CANOE

Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy paddling on Hunt Hill’s Twin Lakes on the longest day of the year. All equipment and a lifeguard are provided. No prior canoe experience required. Families, beginners and experienced canoers are welcome! Registration is required by Wednesday, June 20.

Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

July

No public programs (except Birds and Beer and Cakes at the Lake)

August

MUSHROOM FORAGING WORKSHOP

Friday, August 17 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 18 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 2018

Explore the wonderful world of fungi during this one-and-a-half-day workshop. Tavis Lynch, local fungi expert and owner of Tavis’s Wild and Exotic Mushrooms, will lead this program as we learn about mushroom identification, biology, ecology, and collection. Saturday lunch is included. Participants have the option to stay in our dorms Friday and/or Saturday nights. Registration is required by Friday, August 10.

Program Fee: $55/person
Hunt Hill Members: $50/person

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

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FULL MOON CANOEING

Sunday, August 26, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of canoeing by moonlight. All equipment and a lifeguard are provided. No prior canoe experience required. Families, beginners and experienced canoers are welcome! Registration is required by Friday, August 24.

Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

September

No public programs (except Birds and Beer , WI Master Naturalist Training, and Cakes at the Lake)

October

No public programs (except Birds and Beer)

November

No public programs (except Birds and Beer)

December

SNOWSHOE MAKING WORKSHOP

Saturdays, December 1 and December 8, 2018
9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day

Weave your own pair of snowshoes during this two-day workshop taught by Storme Nelson, retired Hunt Hill executive director. Students will receive a pre-made frame and will weave lacing to complete their own pair of durable, Bearpaw-style snowshoes. Bring your own bag lunch each day. Registration is required by Friday, November 9, so supplies can be ordered.

Program Fee: $185
Hunt Hill Members: $170

To register for programs, call 715-646-6543, email info@hunthill.org, or register and pay at Brown Paper Tickets

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Meet at 7:00 am

Join us for the National Audubon Society’s 119th Christmas Bird Count. The count is the longest running citizen science program in the world, and involves volunteers traveling assigned routes to count birds. We will use our feet and cars to travel our routes, and we expect to see many different winter bird species. Open to all levels of birding experience and ability. Registration is required by Friday, December 14. For more information on the count please contact us or visit www.christmasbirdcount.org.

Program Fee: FREE

 

WINTER SOLSTICE HIKE
Friday, December 21, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pmEnjoy a winter hike by foot or snowshoe on the longest night of the year. Stick around afterwards to indulge in tasty s’mores around the campfire. A limited number of snowshoes are available; contact us if you need a pair. Registration is not required.Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family