Public Programs

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Treehaven provides public program opportunities periodically throughout the year. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page​, and subscribe to our mailing list​ to stay updated!​

No programs currently available. ​

YOGA.jpgYoga, Nature, and Soulfulness
September 10-12, 2021  

Let's restore, explore, and discover by immersing ourselves in the gifts of yoga and nature to unite with our soulfulness! This weekend includes physical yoga practices, meditation, hiking, and dharma discussions. Some of our sessions will be held outdoors as Mother Nature allows. Both yoga and nature can help us open gateways to our innermost selves. When we soulfully touch nature, we touch ourselves. By going outward, we journey inward finding a soulful connection to spirit and the divine.

Included in the retreat: two nights of lodging(dorm-style with private bathroom), 6 meals, 4 sessions with the instructor, Gigi Heinz. The retreat begins with dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.

Cost: $312.50 lodging with a roommate or $382.50 for single lodging.

Register by texting Gigi at 715-297-6540. Payments can be sent online through Venmo, or a check payable to: Gigi Heinz at W6606 Sunset Drive, Merrill, WI 54452.

 

 Have questions?

​Call Treehaven at 715.453.4106 for registration or program details.

​January​​​​​ 2024 Programs

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Situation Invasion: Experiences in Research and Management of Invasive Species
January 30, 2024 - Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m.
Registration Closed
 
Join us at Treehaven on January 30th to kick off the 2024 Dinner and a Speaker series with Caleb Slemmons, Senior Field Ecologist for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)! Caleb's presentation will walk you through his experiences with research and management of invasive plant species in the US from the Midwest to Alaska, the Great Basin Desert and Hawaii. He will share a variety of examples, lessons learned and current research including recent insights from the NEON Observatory.​ 

Cost: $32, includes choice of dinner and presentation.  Entrée choices: 

Loin of lamb with Merlot and Dark Cherry Demi; Yukon potatoes, Roasted walnut and Butternut squash (Gluten Free)

​Applewood Smoked, Citrus Honey Glazed Half Chicken with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Succotash (Gluten Free)

Butternut Squash Risotto, Crispy Leek, Candied Walnut, and Sage (Vegetarian)

Each entrée selection will include a house salad and dessert.

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February 2024 Programs

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2018-marketing-photo-FOR-WEB-BOW.jpgBecoming an Outdoor​s​ ​Woman (BOW)- Winter Workshop

February 9-11, 2024

Join us for Winter BOW.  Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) offers hands-on, outdoor workshops held in a safe, supportive atmosphere with patient, enthusiastic instructors. No experience or special equipment is necessary.  BOW is for adult women of all ages and fitness levels. ​

Classes offered include: Winter Animal Tracks​, Dutch Oven Cooking, Cross-country Skiing, Firearm Safety and Handling, Sewing with Fur, Winter Survival, Fish Cleaning and Cooking, Ice Fishing, Journal Ma​​king, Indoor Rock Climbing​, Snowshoeing, Kayaking, Archery/Bowhunting, Map and Compass, Fly Tying, Feather Craft, Winter Travel Safety, ​Knot Tying, an​d Woodworking​.   

Registration starts at $529 with some classes requiring an additional materials fee. 

More info can be found here.

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Brook Trout and their Culvert Problem: Lessons Learned from Wisconsin’s National Forest
February 20, 2024 - Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m.
Registration Closed
 
Streams pass under Wisconsin roads via about 40,000 culverts and bridges. These crossings were historically built to reduce initial construction costs, but have inadvertently created thousands of barriers to the movement of fish and other aquatic organisms across the state, with negative impacts on WI’s native brook trout. Join hydrologist Christopher Ester to learn how natural resources professionals from the Chequamegon - Nicolet National Forest are working to address this problem by building streams in culverts and bridges, with benefits for both brook trout and our daily commute.  


Cost: $32, includes choice of dinner and presentation.  Entrée choices:

1) Pan Fried Trout with Lemon and Brown Butter, Wild Rice Pilaf, and Asparagus

2) Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop with Apple and Shallot, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Zucchini (GF)

3) Stuffed Zucchini with Wild Rice Pilaf and Asparagus (Vegetarian)

Each entrée selection will include a house salad and dessert.​

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March 2024 Programs


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A Flight into Falconry
March 7, 2024 - Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m.
March 8, 2024 - Optional demo package with lodging and breakfast​
Sold Out!
 
Soar into Treehaven for an immersive introduction to the ancient practice of falconry! Falconers Abbey and Joe Krumrie of River Valley Raptors in Buffalo City, WI promote education and conservation of birds of prey, and will be bringing along live avian ambassadors to share their experience. Join us for an overview of human use of trained raptors to hunt, including history of the art and raptor husbandry practices. You will even get the chance to observe a trained raptor in flight!


Cost: $32, includes choice of dinner and presentation.  Entrée choices:

1) Steak Dianne (Gluten Free)

2) Blackened Red Snapper with sauce Pontchartrain (Contains shellfish)

3) Vegetable Jambalaya (GF)

All entrée selections will include: choice of Sausage and Chicken Gumbo (not GF) or Vegetarian Gumbo (GF); Duchess Potatoes (GF) and Sauteed Zucchini (GF); and Beignets with Lemon Curd dessert.

+ Optional overnight package with lodging, breakfast, and morning hunting demonstration on March 8, 2024

For an additional cost, this Dinner and a Speaker event includes an optional lodging package. Attendees who choose to stay overnight in Treehaven lodging will get the opportunity to join Abbey and Joe for breakfast the following morning, before embarking with them on a hunt on Treehaven property. This experience will take you even deeper into the world of falconry as you observe the hunting process from start to finish. See a live raptor exhibit free flight and natural hunting behaviors up close in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Overnight package includes lodging, breakfast, and morning hunting demonstration. Limited to 20 attendees. Ages 13 and up only. Dress appropriately for the outdoors and hiking. Overnight package may not be purchased without tickets for main dinner event. ​

Cost: $105 per person for a single occupancy room, or $58 per person for a double occupancy room (2-4 people). 
Lodging features carpeted rooms sleeping up to four people with bunk beds, table with chairs, two wardrobes, and private bathroom/shower. High-speed wireless internet available and included as part of your stay. Linens and towels provided.​


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Spring Forward Luminary Hike
March 16, 2024 - 7-9 p.m.

Celebrate Daylight Savings Time with a family-friendly luminary hike through the woods of Treehaven! This 1/2 mile hike will take you through colorfully illuminated nighttime trails. Afterwards, enjoy a warm fire with s'mores. Glowsticks provided to all families! 

Cost: $7 per person. Children 3 and under free. Admission includes trail access, s'mores, and 1 glowstick. Attendees are welcomed and encouraged to bring their own additional glowsticks!





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April 2024 Programs

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​Treehaven Dinner and a Speaker Series
How Land Trusts and Private Landowners Work Together to Protect Ecologically Significant Land in Wisconsin 
April 16, 2024 - Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m.
Registration Closed

In Wisconsin, just over 6 million acres of land are publicly owned by County, State, and Federal government, or Tribal Nations. The remaining nearly-29 million acres of land, or 82%, is owned by private landowners. Conservation of these private lands can help to solve critical problems and provide numerous benefits to local communities. During this presentation, the staff of the North Central Conservancy Trust (Treehaven's local land trust), will talk about how Wisconsin's land trusts are partnering with private landowners to protect ecologically significant land in the state, meet conservation goals, and provide benefits to the public now and for future generations!

Cost: $32, includes choice of dinner and presentation.  Entrée choices:

1) Duck Cassoulet - Confit of duck with smoked sausage, white beans (Gluten Free)

2) Dover Sole Meuniere - Dusted Sole with lemon, butter, parsley, white wine

3) Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Potato Galette (Vegetarian)​

All entrée selections will include: Roasted Root Vegetables, House Salad, and Profiterole with Pastry Cream and Ganache.


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Treehaven Dinner and a Speaker Series
Wisconsin’s Last Undeveloped, Wild Lakes 
April 30, 2024 - Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Speaker 7 p.m.
Sold Out!

Of Wisconsin’s over 15,000 lakes, very few wild lakes remain. These are rare places where remarkable peace and beauty abounds, and where native wildlife and plants flourish. Wisconsin only has around 135 undeveloped, publicly-owned wild lakes over 30 acres. Where are they, and more importantly, why should we care about protecting wild places? This presentation by author and naturalist John Bates​ will spotlight a few of these lakes and the many values each offers scientifically, recreationally, aesthetically, emotionally, and ethically.

Cost: $32, includes choice of dinner and presentation.  Entrée choices:
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1) Veal Sugo and Penne - Scallopine of Veal with Tomato Sauce, White Wine, Garlic, and Herb

2) Venetian Shrimp Risotto - Sauteed Shrimp, Arborio Rice (Gluten Free) (contains shellfish)

3) Pear, Gorgonzola, and Ricotta Ravioli (vegetarian)

All entrée selections will include: Caprese Salad (Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Balsamic) (GF), Side of Sauteed Zucchini, Mushroom, and Roasted Red Pepper, and Tiramisu dessert.


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December 2023 Programs

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​Breakfast with Santa
December 9, 2023 - 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the holidays by joining us at Treehaven on Saturday, December 9th to enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and hash browns with Santa! Sit by the fire in our rustic dining hall as you enjoy a beautiful view of the chilly outdoors. Winter-themed crafts and photo opportunities with Santa (bring your own camera) will be available for kids! 

Tickets are $15 per child and $20 per adult (meal included). For an additional $5 per person, add on the Guided Winter Hike option to attend a 1 hour guided hike with our naturalist, where you will experience the beautiful scenery of our trails and discover what changes winter brings to Treehaven's forests!

Please contact treehaven@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-2435 with any questions.




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Upcoming Programs

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Treehaven provides public program opportunities periodically throughout the year. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page​, and subscribe to our mailing list​ to stay updated!

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