Adult Education

Professional Development and Educator Training Opportunities

NARA Teacher workshop

Hands-on Professional Development Trainings

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center occasionally offers adult trainings and workshops for teachers, educators and youth leaders on a variety of topics, including: Wilderness First Aid, Master Naturalist Instructor Training, Projects Wet/WILD/Learning Tree and Early Childhood, Leopold Education Project, digital technology and experiential education programming, and others. Check back for upcoming adult education workshops or contact us at (608) 254-6461 if you have questions about upcoming training and workshop events!

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course

  • What is is all about?  Upham Woods will be working in partnership with Wisconsin Master Naturalist to provide education, training, and service opportunities for adult volunteers who are passionate about conserving the state’s natural resources.
  • Where:  At Upham Woods and field trips to nearby conservation organizations
  • When: Check back here for dates for this program in Fall 2017!
  • Course Fee:  $250
  • More questions?  Give us a call at (608)254-6461 or email

Peanut Butter Mountain Team Building Challenge Course Facilitator Training

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center occasionally offers facilitation workshops for our team building challenge course, enabling participants to lead Peanut Butter Mountain sessions at Upham Woods for one year; yearly refreshers are required as are current First Aid and CPR certifications. Trainings cover the goals and standards of challenge courses, policies and safety procedures for Peanut Butter Mountain and group processing methods. Participants also learn group initiative games and participate in Peanut Butter Mountain elements.

Current Peanut Butter Mountain Training Dates available:

  • Monday, April 17 @ Upham Woods.  9am-4pm

For more information, to register for a training, or to request a training day for your group contact or call (608) 254-6461.


Educator Workshops

Digital Observation Technology Training 
  • Learn about the latest environmental education research that suggests ways to engage youth in the outdoors
  • Become eligible to facilitate DOTS programs with your youth and participate in the DOTS kit lending program
  • For more information on the DOTS program go here
  • For questions or to register for this training, please contact Justin Hougham, 4H-YD Environmental Education Specialist


Adult group in voyager canoe

Upham Woods engages groups of all ages!

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