Upham Woods Education Master Plan
Baumgart, Nicholas H.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
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The primary focus of this project was to develop a workable master plan to provide direction to the educational programs at Upham Woods Educational Center. The final product would be used by Upham Woods staff, state 4-H leaders, UWEX, schools and the many others who use the Upham Woods facility. Three surveys were developed and sent out in order to collect information used in supporting recommendations for the master plan. The first survey was sent to 4-H leaders from every state to identify CES operated facilities similar to Upham Woods. The second survey was mailed to the identified facilities from the first survey. This survey collected information in regards to staffing, facility budgets and visitor use. The third survey was sent to the users of Upham Woods. This survey was directed at collecting information relative to staff needs, program offerings, equipment usage and fee comparisons at Upham Woods. These survey results were used by the Upham Woods Master Plan Committee in development of an educational master plan. This plan was developed through a series of meetings identifying problems with staffing, program use, equipment and fees. A number of recommendations were made which addressed these problems which were supported by the survey data.