Chippewa Valley Nature Festival: Printable Schedule

Friday, June 2nd

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A and B

  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Social Hour and Silent Auction (cash bar)
  • 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Beverly Paulan “Trying to bring back the Whooping crane in 4 not-so-easy
    Steps (A Brief History in Time)”

Saturday, June 3rd

Indoor Sessions

University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A or B

  • 9:00 am Making a Bluebird House Workshop for Kids – David Uher and Friends
  • 10:00 am Lake and Stream Monitoring – Ted and Lisa Ludwig
  • 11:00 am Birding by Ear – Brian Collins
  • 1:00 pm Early Detection, Delayed Reaction Repercussions of Amur Cork Tree and Wild Chervil – Chris
    Gaetzke
  • 2:00 pm Monarch of the Butterflies – Ken Parejko
  • 3:00 pm The Night Sky – Heidi Conde

Lucette Brewing Company

910 Hudson Road, Menomonie

  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm Avian Pursuit – Steve Betchkal

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A and B

  • 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Craig Allen “Oconto County Woodlot to New Mexico Mountains, and the Fate of Earth’s Ancient Original Forests”

Outdoor Field Trips 

6:00 am

  • Early Birds at Dunnville Bottoms, Downsville – Bill Hogseth – Limit 12 Full
  • Early Birds 2 at Dunnville Botttoms, Downsville – Steve Betchkal – Limit 14

7:00 am

  • Birding while Canoeing the Red Cedar and Chippewa Rivers – Anne Geraghty – Limit 14
  • Beginning Birding at Hoffman Hill (meet at UW – Stout, Menomonie) – Brian Collins – limit 20

10:00 am

  • Exploration of Terrestrial Insects & Sampling Methods at Menomin Park – Dr. Arthur Kneeland – Limit 15

1:00 pm

  • Plants of the Prairie at Dunnville State Wildlife Area, Downsville – Kathy Ruggles – Limit 20
  • Plant and Paddling Eco Tour at Braun’s Bay, Eau Claire – Gigi Stafne – Limit 12

3:30 pm

  • Nature Photography Workshop at Hoffman Hills (meet at UW – Stout, Menomonie) – Brian Collins – Limit 20

9:00 pm

Astronomy Observation at Phelan Park, Menomonie – Heidi Conde – Limit 20

National Trails Day event for Kids!!
June 3rd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Red Cedar Trail Depot, Menomonie
Friends of Red Cedar Trail and Hoffman Hills

Sunday, June 4th

  • 7:00 – 11:00 am Tiffany Bottoms Bird and Plant Tour by Rail – (Durand) 4 Hours – Steve Betchkal, Kathy Ruggles, and Dave Linderud – Limit 65