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at Upham Woods today.

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Are you a teacher, group leader, or parent looking for an unforgettable outdoor learning experience?

Since 1941, Upham Woods has provided a setting for people of all ages to experience the natural world. With over 300 acres of land and 4 unique ecosystems located on the Wisconsin River,
Upham Woods offers the perfect place to learn about and enjoy both the natural and cultural histories of Wisconsin.

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Operating since 1941, Upham Woods is a model residential outdoor learning center, managed by the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension. The center sits on a prime location on the Wisconsin River, two miles north of the Wisconsin Dells, offering an excellent “river classroom” to study both the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin. The center rests on 318 total acres of forested land, including a 210-acre island called “Blackhawk Island.” The facility consists of 14 buildings including a fully equipped nature center and a raptor enclosure housing educational birds of prey. The center supplies lodging for 200 people, meals, and outdoor education year-round for youth and youth leaders, including environmental lesson plans, summer camp programming, leadership workshops and other conferences.

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