Naturalist Spotlight: Caleb Jenks

Hello, I am Caleb Jenks, and I am joining the Upham Woods staff as a teaching naturalist this summer.  I grew up in the sprawling metropolis of Sullivan, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County.  As a kid, I was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and spent a lot of time caring for a wide […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Alex Duda

Hello, my name is Alex and I will be one of the 2017 Summer Naturalists here at Upham Woods. Home when I’m not in school is the Chicago Suburbs about 190 miles away in Villa Park, IL. I currently attend Southern Illinois University and in my senior year I’ll be finishing my degree in Recreation […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Valenka Kosick

Hello, my name is Valenka! I am very excited to be at Upham Woods for this Summer of 2017 in the Wisconsin Dells. Home is 200 miles south in Walworth County where I spend school breaks with my dad fishing and shooting trap. I go to school at the University of Massachusetts where I study […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Drew Dettmann

Hello! My name is Drew Dettmann and I am a summer teaching naturalist at Upham Woods. I was born, raised, and currently live in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I love doing almost any activity outdoors, but mostly I enjoy horseback riding. I have been barrel racing since the age of 10 and developed a strong passion for […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Hayley Trzinski

Hello! My name is Hayley Trzinski and I am a 2016 graduate the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a bachelor of science in Wildlife Ecology and Biology and a minor in Captive wildlife. I love animals of all kinds and going on all sorts of adventures! I started loving animals and natural resources at a […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Corinne Schuh

Hello! My name is Corinne Schuh and I am starting my first season as a Teaching Naturalist at Upham Woods. I am originally from Kennan, WI which is a little village in the northwoods.  I graduated in December 2016 from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a  Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources: […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Jordan Sliger

Hey y’all! I am Jordan Sliger, one of the Teaching Naturalists here at Upham Woods.  This spring will be my first season here at Upham, but my third season working in the Environmental Education field.  I graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources with a […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Quinn Bukouricz

Greetings! My name is Quinn Bukouricz and I am a teaching naturalist at Upham Woods. I am from Luxemburg, WI located 20 minutes east of Green Bay and 10 minutes from beautiful Lake Michigan. As a child/young adult, I spend lots of my time outdoors in my backyard and on my grandparents’ farm. Through these […]

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Naturalist Spotlight: Amanda Kyle

Hello! My name is Amanda Kyle, and I am a Research Naturalist at Upham Woods.  As a Research Naturalist, I have a totally different job than the Teaching Naturalists here at Upham. I maintain our DOTS and VOAT kits, coordinate the lending process and also take care of other technology needs that may arise. I […]

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Teaching Naturalist Jacci Cuff

Naturalist Highlight: Jacci Cuff

Hi! My name is Jacci Cuff and I am a returning Teaching Naturalist at Upham Woods. I grew up in Waupaca, WI, best known for the Chain O’ Lakes. I spent a lot of time outside growing up, whether it was out on one of the many lakes in Waupaca, at Hartman’s Creek State Park, […]

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