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WILDROOTS PROGRAMS

  • The Integrated Naturalist Program
    The Integrated Naturalist Program
    Thu, Mar 14
    La Farge area, Wisconsin
    Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jun 06, 2024, 5:30 PM
    La Farge area, Wisconsin
    A seven session Natural World education program filled with experiences in observation, movement, tracking, wilderness skills, and becoming a respectful participant in the living landscape. Taking place in the Driftless region and framed around the unfoldings of the Spring season.
  • Natural Movement and Navigation
    Natural Movement and Navigation
    Sat, Mar 23
    La Farge
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 PM – Mar 24, 2024, 3:00 PM
    La Farge, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    Come move through the wilds in many diverse ways; fast and slow, upright and down low, and through and over all sorts of obstacles. This very active class will also involve principles of natural navigation from reading the land and sky!
  • Wisconsin River Wildlife Tracking Day
    Wisconsin River Wildlife Tracking Day
    Sat, May 18
    Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
    May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
    Come explore the floodplain and riverbanks of the grand Wisconsin River for track and sign of the diverse wildlife communities living there.
  • Black River Area Wildlife Tracking Two Day
    Black River Area Wildlife Tracking Two Day
    Thu, Jun 27
    Jackson County
    Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Jackson County, Black River State Forest, Millston, WI 54615, USA
    This immersive and in-depth tracking workshop will seek out the diverse wildlife of the Black River area and give participants a wider foundation of tracking knowledge and ecological awareness.
  • Roadkill 101; making use of an unfortunate abundance
    Roadkill 101; making use of an unfortunate abundance
    Sat, Dec 10
    La Farge
    Dec 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    La Farge, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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.
  • Basic Bowdrill; Firestarting the Old Way
    Basic Bowdrill; Firestarting the Old Way
    Wed, Nov 23
    La Farge
    Nov 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    La Farge, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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!
  • Exploring Fall Animal Behaviors Through Track and Sign
    Exploring Fall Animal Behaviors Through Track and Sign
    Wed, Nov 09
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    Nov 09, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve , S3661 WI-131, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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.
  • Learning Cordage with Basswood, Nettle, and other Local Fibers
    Learning Cordage with Basswood, Nettle, and other Local Fibers
    Wed, Oct 26
    La Farge
    Oct 26, 2022, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    La Farge, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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.
  • Awareness Games and Activities
    Awareness Games and Activities
    Wed, Oct 12
    La Farge
    Oct 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    La Farge, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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.
  • Wild Edibles of Autumn
    Wild Edibles of Autumn
    Sat, Oct 08
    La Farge
    Oct 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    La Farge, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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.
  • Tracking for Beginners; a visit to the local watering hole.
    Tracking for Beginners; a visit to the local watering hole.
    Wed, Oct 05
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    Oct 05, 2022, 2:30 PM – Oct 06, 2022, 5:30 PM
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 WI-131, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    An enjoyable exploration of tracking for beginners. Come delve into the magical world of tracks, their makers, and the stories they tell!
  • Fall Mushroom Foray
    Fall Mushroom Foray
    Wed, Sep 28
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve
    Sep 28, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 WI-131, La Farge, WI 54639, USA
    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
    Track and Sign Evaluation, Cybertracker North America
    Sat, Sep 24
    Location is TBD
    Sep 24, 2022, 7:45 AM – Sep 25, 2022, 4:00 PM
    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
    Nature Observation and Connection Two Day
    Fri, Jun 17
    WildRoots Outdoors
    Jun 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – Jun 18, 2022, 7:00 PM
    WildRoots Outdoors, 14502 Burrows Ln, Viola, WI 54664, USA
    Two days of learning and immersion in knowledge, connection and observation of the Natural Realm.
  •  Stream of Life
     Stream of Life
    Sat, May 28
    WildRoots Homestead
    May 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    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
    Bark Basket
    Sat, May 21
    WildRoots Homestead
    May 21, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    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
    Spring Edibles
    Sat, Apr 30
    WildRoots Homestead
    Apr 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
    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
    Deerskin Pouches
    Sat, Apr 23
    WildRoots Homestead
    Apr 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    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.
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