Portage County has plenty of natural beauty to enjoy! Did you know Portage Park District offers all of these programs to help you do just that? Take advantage of these warmer, sunnier days and schedule something for your group by clicking HERE and requesting information.
Learn about trees, animals that live in the forest and forest ecology.
Do a pond or vernal pool study. Learn who lives in the wetlands.
Habitat Sweet Habitat
Compare forest, field, and wetland.
Mammals of Portage County
Learn about wildlife that lives in your neighborhood.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Learn why snakes and frogs are so amazing.
Native Americans –The Mound builders
Learn how Native Americans lived and visit an authentic mound built by the Mound builders at Towner’s Woods.
Learn how these “Creatures of the Night” have adapted to night survival. Take apart an Owl Pellet and discover what they eat. (Fee for pellet)
Exploring Food Webs
An active look at who eats whom in the wild.
Discovery Nature Hikes
Discover how the forest changes throughout the seasons. Take a naturalist led hike in spring, summer, fall, and/or winter. Learn how plants and animals adapt to seasonal changes.
Creatures of the Night Hike
Get your group together to explore Portage County’s “real night life”. Explore the creatures that come out as the sun sets and the stars and moon appear.
Various program topics can be arranged with advance planning. Programs can be tailored to subject that you are studying or that your scout troop needs to receive a patch.