Tag Archives: Schmeeckle

A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals

The Schmeeckle Candlelight Hike Festival took place on Oct. 27. This year’s theme was “A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals.” The festival, which started back in 2005, has taken on many different themes including prehistoric Schmeeckle and underwater Schmeeckle. Emma Phifer, graduate assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve, said, “It is always a challenge to choose a theme. It ... Read More »

Students Create Mobile-Friendly Interactive Map of Schmeeckle Reserve

The Stevens Point community now has another tool for analyzing and exploring Schmeeckle Reserve. A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point created a free, online interactive map of the reserve that allows users to examine information like soil types, forest cover and historic aerial imagery in real-time on mobile devices and computers. Assistant Director Jim Bucholz said ... Read More »

Outdoor EdVentures may be Eliminated in Fall 2015

The future of Oudoor EdVentures is uncertain, and employees are preparing for a full cut due to campus-wide budget cut preparations. “We’re a natural resource school, and I don’t know how it’s going to work without an outdoor program,” said Katiya Gombar, student manager. “I think it’s necessary for students to have access to some sort of outdoor organization. There’s ... Read More »

So Little Snow, So Much to Do

The subtle signs of spring are upon us: longboards rolling down the street, birds returning from vacation and more sun. The Stevens Point area provides several events that allow just about anybody to get out of their stuffy house and into some fresh, warm air.   Events favoring the outdoors have already started including the Point Bock Run, a five-mile ... Read More »