The Forest Lab Intermediate Program (FLIP) is a series of programs for students in grades 6-12.

At FLIP, students will practice hands-on science and gain exciting skills.

2016 Summer Programs

Thursday, June 29

Kayak the Namekagon River with FLIP

Students going into grades 6-12 can experience the wonders of this dynamic National Park with a National Park Ranger and River Ambassador! Basic kayaking and safety skills will be taught. All equipment is provided. Call 715-798-3890 ahead to find out where to meet at 10:00 a.m. Return by 3:00 p.m. Pack your own lunch in a waterproof container and dress for the weather.  Online registration required at  by June 20 for this free program.

Paddle the Namekagon                (Two nights)

Tuesday, July 11 — Thursday, July 13

Join us for fun, rapids-running, fishing, and river ecology on this two night/three day canoe trip on the Namekagon River for paddlers ages 12-18 years old with some experience. Whitewater skills will be taught by an experienced guide from Lost Creek Adventures. All paddling, camping, and fishing gear is provided by the National Park Service, and a NPS Ranger will give an evening campfire program. Young adults can really hone their wilderness skills as they carry all their gear and food down the river with them. Meet at the Museum at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Return by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Space is limited. Register by July 1. We don’t have full grant funding this year, so there is a sliding scale of $10-$100 per student. Please contribute what you can!

Wednesday, July 19

A FEN Adventure with FLIP

Students going into grades 6-12 can experience the wonders of the magical Namekagon Fen State Natural Area! Cross the moat to discover carnivorous plants, spectacular orchids, and a floating floor. Wear either tall mud boots or old shoes that can get wet. Bring water, put on sunscreen and a hat, and wear clothes that protect you from the bugs. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum by 12:30 p.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Online registration required at by July 18 for this free program.

The Museum asks that everyone who wants to participate in a Museum sponsored event sign a Participation Agreement and a Waiver Agreement.

Read our Participation Agreement and our Waiver Agreement here, and sign the waivers online when you register for a program.