Get Involved

Be part of something special. Help us make a difference in our community. Call our office weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at
(877) 543-2085.

Strongheart YouTube

Volunteers on Strongheart's Maiden Voyage
View a slide show of the restoration of our 25 foot 1926 Old Town War Canoe, "Strongheart".


Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich lives and inspire an ethic of care for Wisconsin's Northwoods, through the facilitation of connections among nature, people and community.

Get Involved!

Be part of something special and help us make a difference in our community. Whether you can commit to a regular schedule or can only spare an occasional hour or two, your gift of time is appreciated! There's always LOTS to do!

Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit organization, volunteers are vital to our productivity and high quality programming! Whether you can help out for a day at an event, or have the summer to spare, we will great appreciate your help. Call us today for more information! 715-543-2085.

Please take a moment to fill out a volunteer interest form to help us match you with your areas of interest:  Volunter Form  , if you have already filled a volunteer form or have volunteered with us in the past, please click here for open Current Volunteer Opportunities.   


Teach/ Assist in Naturalist Programs: If you have a background or specialty in environmental education or the natural world, help lead a program or we'll develop one around your skills.

Eco-Discoverers: Crafts, stories and activities for 4-7 year olds.

Eco-Explorers: Onsite explorations including bogwalks, canoes and kayaks, hikes, and survival lessonsfor 8-10 year olds.

Eco-Adventurers: Each week a different off-site adventure, assist with supervision of 9-14 year olds.

Guided Nature Hikes: Take visitors on a tour of our interpretive trail. Training provided.

Landscaping & Gardening: Weed, water, fill bird feeders.

Trail Maintenance: Remove fallen trees, winter ski grooming.

Citizen Science Research: Help conduct scientific studies, often in your own backyard! (A list is provided below of a list of the projects we currently need help with). Training provided.



Office Help: Be part of our office crew.

Research and Write Grants (previous background required). A lot of our citizen-based research relies on grant funds. We need help in procuring and mainting these funds.

Marketing: Help write press releases, blog entries, emails, postcards, etc.


Specialty Skills

Carpentry: Help build bat boxes, bird houses, butterfly buildings, benches, etc.


Citizen Science Projects

Acoustic Bat Monitoring: Contact Licia Johnson, licia@discoverycenter.net

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring: Contact Anne Kretschmann, anne@discoverycenter.net

Bird Survey Monitoring: Contact Heather Lumpkin, heather@discoverycenter.net

Lake Level Monitoring: Contact Anne Kretschmann, anne@discoverycenter.net

Call today for more information on how you can help! 715-543-2085

Or email us: contact@discoverycenter.net


Thank you!