All classes meet training requirements for the Wisconsin Carnivore Tracking program. Trackers are required to take both a Wolf Ecology and a Track Training class or workshop to participate in the tracking program. New volunteers can sign up for the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program at a track training course that they attend. For a schedule and locations, click here.
Sunday, November 12 The CCC and the Arboretum Walk 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) set up its only camp on a university campus. More than 200 men served here until the camp closed in 1941. Learn about their extraordinary efforts to restore the ecosystems of Wisconsin and hike through the landscape they helped create. Free, no registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
The 2018 series will begin on January 11 and continue through March 15. Lectures are on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Arboretum Visitor Center auditorium. Coffee will be available starting at 8:30; programs will begin promptly at 9. Series registration will be available in the Jan. 11, 18, and 25 lecture listings.
Monarch populations have declined by more than 80% in recent decades. Your help is needed! Collect critical monarch data in Wisconsin to help conservation partners understand monarch populations and protect monarchs and their habitat. Learn about monarch monitoring projects from University of Minnesota Monarch Lab experts including Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Journey North and Project Monarch Health. Participants will be asked to volunteer 10 hours towards monarch monitoring efforts in 2018. Is your organization interested in training others to monitor monarchs?