New & Noteworthy
In her latest blog post, resident artisan Emily Derke reflects on how the changes of the last year have impacted teaching and learning.
Webinar: An Evening with Bob Janssen
Bob will reflect on his long career observing and cataloging the avian life of Minnesota and share more than a few good stories.
Webinar: Dragonflies of the North Woods
Kurt Mead, author of the award-winning Dragonflies of the North Woods will talk about the wonders of dragonflies and damselflies.
Webinar: Spring Ephemerals with Master Naturalist Margie Menzies
A virtual tour of Margie’s favorite ephemerals of the boreal and maple forests
We have just opened some new opportunities to learn about sailing: Sessions of Craft of Sail and Youth Sailing Camps are now open for registration!
Featured Events & Activities
Wooden Boat Show 2021
on campus June 18-20, online June 3-25
Summer’s arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! In this year of transition, we are planning to celebrate with gusto and safety. We will host the 2021 Wooden Boat Show both on campus, in person June 18-20 AND online June 3-25. Our planning is shaped around the best safety practices available for our visitors, students, and staff. Community, craft, sparkling waters, northern adventures, and summer’s light are at the heart of our efforts. Follow the link below to see all of the programs. We look forward to seeing you - on the harbor or on Zoom!
Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, June 1 at 7pm
Join North House’s board and staff for our 2021 Members’ Gathering & Annual Meeting. Once again, we will host this important gathering online as a Zoom Webinar, offering a unique opportunity to share updates with friends from near to far.
Front and center in the conversation: highlights of reopening on-campus coursework, plans for Wooden Boat Show and Unplugged, impact of our expanding scholarship and accessibility, efforts, board level engagement of fiscal and pandemic impacts, and planning for the future. We will also have plenty of time for questions and comments, and look forward to gathering the community.
The meeting packet will be available one week in advance (on May 25, 2021).
Northern Landscapes Festival: Online Edition
Thu, May 6, 2021 - Thu, May 20, 2021
Each year we celebrate the arrival of spring in the north woods with coursework and speakers that explore natural history and our connection with the natural world. We know that not everyone can make it north to celebrate with us, so we’re bringing some of the northern spring to you via terrific webinar speakers. In the meantime, we encourage you to get out in the field… of your own backyard! All events are free and open to anyone who can Zoom in!
We are Hiring!
North House is excited to announce openings for four positions:
- Program Manager
- Youth & Family Coordinator
- Administrative/Finance Director
- School Store and Front Office Host
Finding great people has been the key to our success. Interested? Know someone you think would be a great fit? We invite your interest. Learn more and request a full resource packet. Closing date May 15.
Daily Sailing on Lake Superior
Hjørdis will set sail again on June 1! Bookings for June are available now.
- Sails are around one hour in duration.
- Each sail is limited to a single group or household.
- There is a booking minimum of four tickets per sail (you can still sail with fewer than four, but must pay for four). Maximum of six.
July bookings will open on June 1. We’re excited to be on the water again, and we hope you’ll join us!