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 online.


Wild Rice Push Pole & Knocking Stick Making

  • Date: Monday, February 24 -Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, daily
  • Location: Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum, Spooner
  • Program Fee: $30/ individuals
  • Registration highly recommended; space is limited to 10 participants.

Want to make your own tools for wild ricing? In this three-evening class, you will make a tamarack and maple push pole and a set of white cedar knocking sticks to use for wild ricing, using traditional and modern tools and techniques. All tools and materials will be provided. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

To register, call 715-635-6543 or email info@hunthill.org , or register online (coming January 2020).


Engaging the Next Generation in the Outdoors

  • Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: Spooner Memorial Library, Spooner
  • Program Fee: FREE
  • Registration not required.

Learn about the many health benefits of getting kids outdoors and some strategies for getting youth out in nature! Jamie will share activities, games, and books that will engage youth with wildlife and the outdoors.


Diamond Willow Walking Stick Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
  • Program Fee: $20/person
  • Hunt Hill Members: $15/person
  • Register by: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Join Storme Nelson, retired Hunt Hill Executive Director, in harvesting 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 do not have any.

To register, call 715-635-6543 or email info@hunthill.org .


Helping Hands

  • Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
  • Program Fee: FREE
  • Registration not required.

Help Hunt Hill officially open camp for the summer season! Volunteers are needed to help clean, organize, wash, wipe and rake-up camp. All ages and skill levels are invited. All volunteers are provided with a continental breakfast and treated to lunch.


American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

  • Dates: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, daily
  • Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
  • Program Fee: $125/person
  • Register by: Monday, June 3, 2019

Upon successful completion of this five-day intensive program, you will receive Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Anaphylaxis Certifications. Participants must be able to pass the Lifeguard prerequisite test described on the American Red Cross website. Open to ages 16 and older. Meals and overnight accommodations are available at an additional cost.

To register, call 715-635-6543 or email info@hunthill.org .


Best-Kept Secrets of Hunt Hill

  • Date: Sunday, June 28
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
  • Program Fee: $5/person
  • Registration not required.

Have you ever wondered what’s up the private drive on top of the hill? Ever wanted a naturalist to point out the rare flowers that live at Hunt Hill? Curious about where that unmarked trail leads? Here’s your chance to learn about Hunt Hill’s secrets and mysteries! You’ll get to choose from several different tours led by Hunt Hill representatives featuring special, little-known facts about Hunt Hill.

Snacks and drinks provided. Don’t forget to bring your mug!


Christmas Bird Count

  • Date: Sunday, December 20, 2019
  • Time: Meet at 7:00 am
  • Location: Meet at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
  • Program Fee: FREE
  • Register by: Friday, December 18, 2019

Participate in the National Audubon Society’s 121st Christmas Bird Count (CBC)! The count is the longest running citizen science program in the world and involves volunteers traveling assigned routes to count birds. Open to all levels of birding experience and ability. For more information about CBC, visit christmasbirdcount.org.

To register, call 715-635-6543 or email info@hunthill.org .