2016 Summer Programs

Paddle the Namekagon                (Two nights)                                         

Tuesday, July 12 — Thursday, July 14

Join us for fun, rapids-running, fishing, and river ecology on this two night/three day canoe trip on the Namekagon River for paddlers ages 12-18 years old with some experience. Whitewater skills will be taught by an experienced guide from Lost Creek Adventures. All paddling, camping, and fishing gear is provided by the National Park Service, and a NPS Ranger will give an evening campfire program. Young adults can really hone their wilderness skills as they carry all their gear and food down the river with them. Meet at the Museum at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Return by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Space is limited. Register by July 1. Cost is $10 per student.


Electro-Shocking Science                                                                                                                    

Tuesday, July 26

Just how do scientists study fish in our area lakes and rivers? Frank Pratt, retired Fisheries Biologist from the Wisconsin DNR, will teach us about a research method called electro-shocking used to survey fish populations. Be prepared to get wet! Young adults ages 12-18 can meet at the Museum at 1:00 p.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Space is limited. Please register for this free program by July 25.


Snorkeling the River                                                                                                      

Wednesday, August 10

Join a National Park Service Ranger to explore the depths of the Namekagon River. Through jungles filled with monsters and dangerous predators (on the mini-scale), this is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Wear a swim suit and water shoes and bring a towel and warm clothes. Young adults ages 12-18 can meet at the Museum at 1:00 p.m., return by 3:30 p.m. This program is free, but please register by August 8.

Everyone is required to sign a risk waiver before participating in Museum programs and activities.

View the waivers here:

Land-based Activity Waiver

Water-based Activity Waiver