January 2018
Water Quality Monitoring Workshop
Upham Woods is hosting a Water Quality Monitoring Workshop and Educator Training! This workshop is open to any educators or program facilitators interested in instructional methods for DOTS and citizen science water quality monitoring.

The workshop will begin at 10am on March 12 th and end at noon on March 13 th and will include:
      Full DOTS training to become eligible to participate in the DOTS lending program
      Citizen science data collection methods for water quality analysis
      Experiential, place-based, and inquiry-based instruction methods
      Potential to participate in future grant-funded projects

To sign up for the workshop, complete the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/xWy5Zgaibza2jWxJ2

For more information about this event, see our event information page at: https://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/programs/adult-education/

For more information about the EPA Water Quality Monitoring Project, email Justin Hougham at justin.hougham@ces.uwex.edu or visit our EPA Water Quality Monitoring website at https://sites.google.com/view/uphamwoodsdotswatermonitoring/home
Also Featured This Month:
Bathhouse Renovation Begins!
Winter 2018 is going to bring some much needed changes to the Bathhouse! Our visitors in January and February will not have access to the bathhouse on cabin hill while it undergoes some much needed updates and upgrades. It's the perfect time of year for this project so that it will be ready to go during our busy spring and summer seasons. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for photos of the demolition and the progress toward a newer and better Bathhouse!
Thank you to our December 2017 Visitors!
Even with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Upham Woods is always ready to welcome visitors to camp in December. It’s the special time of year with the early sunsets and fresh snow and so many great cold weather activities. Put on your boots and snowpants and try to find the animals signs in the snow or play a competitive game of broomball. Does your junior leadership team need a place to brainstorm and plan while hanging out and having fun? We have great meeting spaces to fit your needs. Thanks to these December groups for being our first winter visitors:
  • Girl Scouts of WI Badgerland- Adventure Camp
  • Sauk CountyJunior Leaders
Naturalist Corner: Amanda Kyle
Have you ever had the opportunity to really watch a river change? It is one of the many wonders of local phenology. Subtle, day to day, following the seasons.
Gone are the days of watching the water striders and boatman dance over the clear, still morning water. Here come the days of bracing oneself against the cold moisture blown off the river by the fierce winds. Gone are the days of mostly clear, cool water, only sediment, fish and macroinvertebrates. Next come the days of green, soupy, warm – as compared to the air temperature – water; mostly leaves, dead sticks and heavy sediment. Gone are the back channels teeming with life among the high water pools. Then comes the low water level: beaches dried and uncovered for the first time, former pools now chocked full of dead leaves.
Do not fear, for these days will not last long. White cold dense flakes are beginning to fall as winter surrounds us. Bring on the snow and the cold of January, for it means the beginning of another great year on the river!
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
N194 County Rd N
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
(608) 254-6461
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