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Schmeeckle announces free December nature programs

Metro Wire Staff

Go “batty” this December and explore the impact of pine trees in our area through free programs offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve.

Led by UW-Stevens Point students, the programs meet at the reserve’s Visitor Center, located at 2419 North Point Dr., Stevens Point, unless otherwise noted.

Family nature programs offered in December include:

· Going Batty, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5-6 p.m. Debunk the myths surrounding bats and learn how these creatures help people.

· Pines and Point, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m. White pine trees have played a big part in Stevens Point history, influencing culture, growing the town and even providing tea.

For more information, call 715-346-4992 or go to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle. Dress for the weather, as most programs are outdoors. Prior registration is not required.