[Skip to Content]

Students beginning a run outside Hass Fine Arts building on UW-Eau Claire campus


Thursday, April 13

Outdoor Nature Walk/Run | 7-8 a.m.

Meet at Centennial Hall, First Floor Lobby.
FREE | Limited to 300 participants 

Enjoy a 5k run/walk through Putnam Park, a Wisconsin State Natural Area adjacent to the UWEC campus. More than 400 species of plants, 100 species of birds in summer and 23 mammal species have been recorded within the park. Come to race, or just enjoy the beauty of the morning.

The event is free, but separate pre-registration is required

Friday, April 14

Guided Bike Tour | 4:45-6 p.m.

Meet in front of Phillips Science Hall.
Free event | Limited to 20 participants (Bike and Helmet Rental Included)

Stretch your legs by joining us for a biking tour of Eau Claire. This trip on paved trails and quiet streets will introduce you to our community’s beautiful rivers and pedestrian bridges, and we’ll also talk about local sustainability initiatives and how UW-Eau Claire research is impacting our city. Plan for 12 miles and 1 hour of biking, and an ice cream stop along the way. We provide the bike, helmet, and the ice cream or hot chocolate…you bring a water bottle and closed-toe shoes. There is no cost for this event. Come ride with us! 


The event is free, but separate pre-registration is required by April 1, 2023 THIS EVENT IS FULL

Mayo Clinic Health System – Beyond the Red Line Experience | 4:15-7 p.m.

Meet at W.R. Davies, Room110A (Service Center) for transportation.
Free | Limited to 18 students and 10 faculty

Most of us have only viewed hospitals through the lens of a patient or family member. We are all too familiar with the registration desk, examination room and hospital bed. Join us for this insider’s look behind the Red Line, the space in which health care providers work. This event will take you from the Mayo One helicopter to the Emergency Department trauma bay, to the Operating Room and Critical Care Unit. This 2-hour event will be enlightening to anyone who has donned a hospital gown and put their trust in the people in scrubs and behind the surgical mask. Participants will take part in the care of a (simulated) critically ill patient, interact with the numerous specialists involved in delivering world-class medical care, and get to learn and practice key skills to be a member of a high-performance team. Don your scrubs, scrub in, and see the world from this unique perspective!

Faculty Session: Experiential learning such as simulation provides students a wide range of opportunities to practice complex skills, engage in critical thinking, implement problem solving techniques and communicate with others within group settings. As NCUR student participants experience the Beyond the Red Line, we invite faculty to join us BEHIND the Experience. In this exclusive faculty-only session, Dr. Andrew Calvin, Cardiologist and Mayo’s Education Committee Co-Chair and Dr. Meg Lagunas, Director of UWEC’s Clinical Learning Center conduct a debriefing of the simulation process as we watch students engage in the Beyond the Red Line Experience. Faculty from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to join this session to analyze, explore and discuss creating and implementing simulation learning experiences in the classroom. 

The event is free, but separate Student pre-registration is requiredSTUDENT EVENT IS FULL
The event is free, but separate Faculty pre-registration is required


Watch this weclome video from Dr. Ciresi, Trauma Medical Director | Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire, WI.  


Saturday, April 15

CVTC Tours (Welding, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, Transportation Programs) | 12:45-3:30 p.m.

Meet at W.R.Davies, Room 110A (Service Center) for transportation.
Free | Limited to 50 participants

Are you interested in learning more about high tech, high demand and high wage training programs?  If so, sign up for a tour of Chippewa Valley Technical College's (CVTC) state-of-the-art facilities to learn more about how students are trained to meet the needs of the industry. You will see semi-trucks, cars, motorcycles, solar panels, plants, HVAC, electrical and gas utilities, welding, engineering, robotics, fabrication, and much more!

The event is free, but separate pre-registration is required

Beaver Creek Reserve | 12:45-4 p.m.

Meet at W.R. Davies, Room 110A (Service Center) for transportation.
$8 Per Person | Limited to 50 participants

With more than 400 acres of diverse habitat including upland woods, river bottom forests, wetlands, and savannah areas, Beaver Creek Reserve is home to a multitude of flora and fauna. This nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run through the property. Explore the rich, natural diversity of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley at Beaver Creek Reserve.

Separate Pre-Registration Required


Artisan Forge and Pablo Center Tour | 1-4 p.m.

Meet at W.R. Davies, Room 110A (Service Center) for transportation.
Free | Limited to 50 participants

Join the Artisan Forge and Pablo Center tour. Artisan Forge fosters creativity, collaboration, education, and community. This tour will be a great way to explore diverse artwork from numerous local artists. You will take the bus to the Artisan Forage where you can tour the gallery and Art Lending Library. Artisan Forge will open your creative mind and may influence you to become an artist!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pablo Center located in downtown Eau Claire. You will need comfortable shoes for this walk to the Center in Downtown Eau Claire. On your walk there you will see the Chippewa River along with other many different sites Eau Claire has to offer, not to mention the Pablo Center is located right at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers. The Pablo Center is filled of visual arts highlighting the best regional and national artists. Transportation to both sites will be provided.

The event is free, but separate pre-registration is required THIS EVENT IS FULL


Chippewa Valley Museum/Paul Bunyan Logging Museum | 12:30-4:15 p.m.

Meet at W.R. Davies, Room 110A (Service Center) for transportation.
$8 Per Person | Limited to 50 participants

Discover the diverse cultures and people who have called this place home by visiting the Chippewa Valley Museum and Wisconsin Logging Museum in Eau Claire's largest park. Guide yourself through ineractive exhibits, watch a 3D video on regional music traditions and experiences, and explore an authentic 1890s logging camp all on the same site.

Separate Pre-Registration Required

Putnam Park Sustainability Tour 

Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Friday 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2-3 p.m. 

Meet at W.R. Davies, Room 110A (Service Center)

Free | Limited to 25 participants/Session

Explore the forest of Putnam Park. This 50 minute walk through the park will focus on information regarding the topography, history, sustainable practices, and environmental impacts of the park on the Eau Claire Community. It is an easy walk with beautiful scenery, too! This event is free, but separate pre-registration is required for each tour.

Thu April 13 @12:30PM-1:30PM      Fri April 14 @3:00PM-4:00PM      Sat April 15 @12:30PM-1:30PM      Sat April 15 @2:00PM-3:00PM