For the City Times
How does Lake Joanis transform for spring? What secrets do snakes hold? What did pioneer Joshua Hathaway do for Central Wisconsin? Find the answers to these questions and more at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve this March.
Several free, public programs will be taught by UW-Stevens Point students at the reserve’s Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Dr., in Stevens Point. Some activities are outdoors, so dress for the weather. For more information, call 715-346-4992 or go to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle.
March programs include:
· Maple Syrup: Tap into Our Rich Culture, Saturday, March 4, 1-2 p.m. Explore how maple syrup is made and why it is important to Wisconsin culture.
· Secretive, Slithering Snakes, Thursday, March 9, 6-7 p.m. Snakes are mysterious and misunderstood. Learn more about them and maybe see some up close.
· Crows: Not Your Average Birds, Thursday, March 16, 6-7 p.m. Delve into the secret life of crows to learn how similar they are to humans.
· Transformation at Lake Joanis, Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m. to noon, Take a walk around Lake Joanis and see how it transitions between winter and spring. Meet at the corner of Maria Drive and Michigan Avenue.
· A Surveying Pioneer, Thursday, March 30, 6-7 p.m. Meet Joshua Hathaway, a famous pioneer surveyor who explored Central Wisconsin in the mid 1800s.