Interactive Northwoods Lake Scavenger Hunt

Access the virtual scavenger hunt at

  • Travel to 6 beautiful lakes or play from home!
  • Learn about current research.
  • Answer questions about local wildlife.
  • Search for unique plants.
  • Work solo or as a team.

Science on Tap-Minocqua

Join us again starting Oct 6, 2021

Forget the lecture, at Science on Tap-Minocqua you won’t find jargon or a PowerPoint presentation – we search for scientists who are good at well, not sounding like a scientist. Our topics are wide ranging, spanning issues from bacteria to bees and from a search for life on other planets to a search for the perfect pint.

The series provides a forum where the public engages experts in an informal, two-way conversation about important issues of the day.  Speakers provide 15 or 20-minutes of opening remarks, then the floor is opened for questions, letting the audience join the conversation. The result is a dynamic, engaging community gathering.

Science on Tap-Minocqua is the result of a unique partnership among UW-Madison’s Trout Lake Station, UW-Madison’s Kemp Natural Resources Station, the Lakeland-Badger chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Minocqua Public Library and the Minocqua Brewing Company and exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea – that the boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state.