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OUR PROGRAMS

  • Tracking for Beginners; a visit to the local watering hole.
    Wed, Oct 05
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    An enjoyable exploration of tracking for beginners. Come delve into the magical world of tracks, their makers, and the stories they tell!
  • Wild Edibles of Autumn
    Sat, Oct 08
    La Farge
    Autumn is the time of ultimate abundance in the cycles of many plants! Come learn to identify, gather, and process many locally available greens, nuts, fungi, fruits, and root crops.
  • Awareness Games and Activities
    Wed, Oct 12
    La Farge
    Play can teach us so much about paying attention, using our senses, and perceiving more around us. Through games and activities, we will smell, feel, listen and take in the wild world around us more fully in this afternoon program.
  • Learning Cordage with Basswood, Nettle, and other Local Fibers
    Wed, Oct 26
    La Farge
    Our landscape is full of quality fibers if you know where and when to look and how to process them. Explore our local fibers and make some useful cord and rope.
  • Exploring Fall Animal Behaviors Through Track and Sign
    Wed, Nov 09
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    Many of our animal neighbors undergo big behavioral changes in fall. From migrating to stockpiling to home building. many strategies come into play as winter approaches. Come seek signs of these behaviors and more in this outing.
  • Basic Bowdrill; Firestarting the Old Way
    Wed, Nov 23
    La Farge
    Come learn the ancient art of starting fire with only what the forest provides (and maybe a little paracord to begin with). An introduction to making fire with a bow-drill set, come to learn and make a set, but leave prepared to do a lot of practicing!
  • Roadkill 101; making use of an unfortunate abundance
    Sat, Dec 10
    La Farge
    Our fast-paced automobile society kills countless animals every day. We can work to honor these losses and receive many gifts by learning to assess and use these animals.
  • Fall Mushroom Foray
    Wed, Sep 28
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    Expand your repertoire of edible fungi during this abundant season! We will learn about common and safe fall species and go seeking them on a hike during this afternoon program.
  • Track and Sign Evaluation, Cybertracker North America
    Sat, Sep 24
    Location is TBD
    Certified tracking evaluator Matt Nelson will conduct a Track and Sign Evaluation in our area of the Driftless Region. Participants will be evaluated on about 50 questions on track and sign in the environment and scenarios will be discussed making for a great educational experience also.
  • Nature Observation and Connection Two Day
    Fri, Jun 17
    WildRoots Outdoors
    Two days of learning and immersion in knowledge, connection and observation of the Natural Realm.
  •  Stream of Life
    Sat, May 28
    WildRoots Homestead
    Streams are full of so much flowing, thriving, sparkling life in and beside them. We're excited to immerse ourselves in this wet exploration. Ages: 7-11 See below for more details.
  • Bark Basket
    Sat, May 21
    WildRoots Homestead
    A day of connecting our hearts and our hands through creating Bark baskets which have long given humans containers for gathering and storing medicinals, foods, and treasures. Ages: 11-14 See below for more details.
  • Spring Edibles
    Sat, Apr 30
    WildRoots Homestead
    Together we will explore the greening woods, meadows, and stream sides seeking the flavors and nourishment of the plant world of Spring. We will encounter roots, greens, and blossoms that we can sniff, nibble, and collect to add to some wild cooking over a fire. Ages: 7-11 See below for details
  • Deerskin Pouches
    Sat, Apr 23
    WildRoots Homestead
    With intention of giving honor to the Deer we will spend our day focused on creating pouches from their skins. We will connect our hearts and our hands and learn about creating patterns, stitches, and the tools that help. Ages: 7-11 See below for more details.
  • Nature Immersion
    Sat, Apr 09
    WildRoots Homestead
    A day for older youth to come for an adventure in the Wilds. This will be a day filled with tracks, trees, edibles, skills, games and discoveries. Ages: 11-14 See below for more details.
  • Basswood the Tree of Wonder
    Sat, Mar 26
    WildRoots Homestead
    The Basswood tree is a beautiful and generous tree of the Forest. Its many gifts have been celebrated and depended upon by Northern peoples for many generations. This will be a day of learning and sharing of these gifts. Ages: 7-11 See below for more details.
  • WildRoots Integrated Naturalist Program
    Wed, Mar 16
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    This adult program in tracking, nature observation, outdoor skills, local ecology, plant knowledge and acclimation to our local wild landscape will span the spring and bring new awareness and connection to your life. Please see all further details on this 10 session program in the full write-up.
  • Nature Immersion
    Sat, Mar 12
    WildRoots Homestead
    As the seasons shift and the land thaws, we will adventure into the wilds to explore and discover the changes occurring around us all. This will be a day filled with hiking, observing, games and skills. Ages: 7-11 See below for more details.
 
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PROGRAM CALENDAR

October 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
2:30 PM
Tracking for Beginners; a visit to the local watering hole.
6
7
8
9:00 AM
Wild Edibles of Autumn
9
10
11
12
2:00 PM
Awareness Games and Activities
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
2:30 PM
Learning Cordage with Basswood, Nettle, and other Local Fibers
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28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5