Upcoming Events

All events are hosted at the Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center, 201517 County Highway S, Milladore, WI.

Doors open 15 minutes early.

Events are added regularly, please stop back often to discover all the opportunites at Mead Wildlife Area!

All events are Free unless noted!

2022

DECEMBER

Due to holidays there is no Mondays at Mead scheduled in December.

2023

JANUARY

  • January 6 Guided Full Moon/Evening Hike, 7:00-8:30 pm, snowshoes provided pending snow

            Please RSVP at [email protected]

  • January 7 Open Snowshoeing, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • January 12 ATV and Snowmobile Safety, Part 1 of 3, 4:30-8:30 pm

           For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • January 14 Guided Senior Snowshoeing, 9:30-11:00 am, pending snow, first come first served

  • January 14 Guided Family Snowshoeing, 1:00-2:30 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • January 14 Friends of Mead/McMillian Wildlife Areas Annual Meeting, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

  • January 19 ATV and Snowmobile Safety, Part 2 of 3, 4:30-8:30 pm

            For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • January 20 ATV and Snowmobile Safety, Part 3 of 3, 4:30-8:30 pm

           For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • January 21 Open Snowshoeing, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • January 23 Mondays at Mead: Astronomy with Dr. Zamfir, UWSP, 6:30-7:30 pm, in-person and virtual presentation, Q&A

          Virtual option available, for Zoom link register here: https://bit.ly/3yMvFwc

  • January 28 Mead Book Club, 9-10:30 am. Join us as we take a deep dive into David Attenborough’s “A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future”. Intro and Part 1: My Witness Statement. Coffee and light snacks provided. 

          Please RSVP at [email protected]  

  • January 28 Open Senior Snowshoeing, 9:30-12:00 am, pending snow, first come first served

  • January 28 Open Family Snowshoeing, 1:00-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

FEBRUARY

  • February 4 Open Snowshoeing, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • February 5 Guided Full Moon/Evening Hike, 7:00-8:30 pm, snowshoes provided pending snow

            Please RSVP at [email protected]

  • February 11 Guided Senior Snowshoeing, 9:30-11:00 am, pending snow, first come first served

  • February 11 Guided Family Snowshoeing, 1:00-2:30 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • February 18 Open Snowshoeing, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • February 18 Wild Ones Presentation, time TBD, Schedule of Events:

          Join Amberle Schwartz, President of Wild Ones Central Wisconsin Chapter, for a presentation on about Wild Ones. She will also provide an                      introduction to seed saving, germination of native perennial seeds and seed jug demonstration. 

           For more information about Wild Ones Central Wisconsin Chapter visit their website: here.

  • February 25 Mead Book Club, 9:00-10:30 am. Join us as we take a deep dive into David Attenborough’s “A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future”. Part 2: What Lies Ahead. Coffee and light snacks provided. 

           Please RSVP at [email protected]

  • February 25 Open Senior Snowshoeing, 9:30-12:00 am, pending snow, first come first served

  • February 25 Open Family Snowshoeing, 1:00-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • February 27 Mondays at Mead: Pollinators and Native Plants, with Dr. Davis-Foust, UWO, 6:30-7:30 pm, virtual presentation and Q&A

          Virtual only, for Zoom link register here: https://bit.ly/3VBr7lQ

MARCH

  • March 4 Open Snowshoeing, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • March 7 Guided Full Moon/Evening Hike, 7:00-8:30 pm, snowshoes provided pending snow

            Please RSVP at [email protected]

  • March 11 Guided Senior Snowshoeing, 9:30-11:00 am, pending snow, first come first served

  • March 11 Guided Family Snowshoeing, 1:00-2:30 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • March 11 Hunters Education Online Field day 8:00 am-12:00pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

           For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • March 18 Open Snowshoeing, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • March 25 Mead Book Club, 9:00-10:30 am. Join us as we take a deep dive into David Attenborough’s “A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future”.  Part 3: A Vision for the Future: How to Rewild the World and Conclusion.  Coffee and light snacks provided.

            Please RSVP at [email protected]

  • March 25 Open Senior Snowshoeing, 9:30-12:00 am, pending snow, first come first served

  • March 25 Open Family Snowshoeing, 1:00-3:00 pm, pending snow, first come first served

  • March 27 Mondays at Mead: Quality Wetland Habitat and Impact of Invasives, with Chris Hamerla, Golden Sands RC&D, 6:30-7:30 pm, in-person and virtual presentation, Q&A

          Virtual option available, for Zoom link register here: https://bit.ly/3Tb2cEb

APRIL

  • April 8 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

           For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • April 22 Mead Science Symposium, times To Be Announced. Learn about research conducted at Mead Widlife Area from University and Agency Researchers. 

  • April 24 Mondays at Mead: History of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes, with Janet Raddatz, WI Master Naturalist, 6:30-7:30 pm, virtual presentation and Q&A

          Virtual only, for Zoom link register here: https://bit.ly/3Tuhwf2

  • April 27&28 ATV Safety, 4:30-8:30 pm

          For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

MAY

  • May 6 Stargazing with Dr. Sabastian Zamfir, Ph.D, UWSP, Director of Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory

        8:30-9:00 pm Presentation and Optics Tutorial

        9:00-10:00 pm Stargazing with hands on optics experience

  • May 18 & 19 Boating Safety, 4:30-8:30 pm

        For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • May 20 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

        For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • May 22 Mondays at Mead: Keep Wildlife Wild, with Mandy Kamps, WI DNR, 6:30-7:30 pm, in-person and virtual presentation, Q&A

          Virtual option available, for Zoom link register here: https://bit.ly/3geaL2G

JUNE

  • June 10 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

          For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • June 17 Natural Resource Foundation FieldTrip-Behind the Scenes at Mead: Wetland Habitat Management

           For more information and to register, visit: Natural Resource Foundation Field Trip webpage

JULY

  • July 22 Mead Kite Festival

           More information forthcoming

  • July 29 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

          For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

AUGUST

  • August 26 onX Basics and More 1:00-2:30 pm

         Learn the basics and more advanced ways onX can help you map and explore the outdoors. Particpants will learn from onX instructors and get a           free 1 year subscription to onX. Seats are limited, advanced registration required. 

           Please RSVP at [email protected]

SEPTEMBER

  • September 9 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

           For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • September 10 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

           For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • September 23 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

          For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

  • September 30 Hunters Education Online Field Day, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:30 pm

          For more information and to register visit: GoWILD.

If you have a group, club, or organization related to widlife conservation and would like to host at event at Stanton W. Mead Educaiton and Visitor Center, please contact Sam De Roche at: [email protected].