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Currently Scheduled Northern Ecology Courses

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Birding by Ear

Most birds are not known for sitting still. By learning to recognize their songs, calls and the…
Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022
6am-2pm
Instructor: Ann Russ
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Boreal Birding Workshop

Spring in northeastern Minnesota is truly alive with life. After a winter of cold and white, there…
Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022  –  Sat, Jun 4th, 2022
7am-4pm
Instructor: Joshua Watson
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Endangered Species Conservation in the Russian Far East

Join Featured Guest Speaker Jonathan Slaght for a small-group seminar to discover more about the…
Sun, Jun 5th, 2022
10am-noon
Instructor: Jonathan Slaght
Three evenings, one hour each
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Get to Know the Night Sky: Online Course

Over the course of three evenings we'll explore the constellations, planets and naked-eye…
Wed, Oct 19th, 2022  –  Wed, Nov 2nd, 2022
7-8pm CT
Instructor: Bob King
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Lichens: Pioneers of the North Woods

Often overlooked and clearly underappreciated, our lichens are wonderfully diverse and surprisingly…
Sat, Jun 4th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Joe Walewski
Sat, Jul 16th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Joe Walewski
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Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Join us on the North Shore and Superior National Forest as summer wanes and the seasonal mushrooms…
Sat, Aug 13th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sun, Aug 14th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sat, Aug 20th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Mushroom & Fungi: A Closer Look

If you've scratched the surface of mushroom identification, you probably have realized that…
Sun, Aug 21st, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Spring Birding on the North Shore

Spring offers excellent birding opportunities on the North Shore: with the arrival of warblers and…
Sat, Jun 4th, 2022
7am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sun, Jun 5th, 2022
7am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

Phenology is the recording of the natural calendar—the arrival times of various migrating…
Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022  –  Sat, Jun 4th, 2022
Day 1: 9am-6pm; Day 2: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Jim Gilbert
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What's This Rock 3? Southern North Shore’s Geological Story

How many times have you walked along a cobbled beach or a rocky ledge along the North Shore and…
Fri, Sep 30th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 2nd, 2022
Day 1: 4-7pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-2pm
Instructor: Jim Miller
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What's this Rock Too? Central North Shore's Geologic Story

How many times have you walked along a cobbled beach or a rocky ledge along the North Shore and…
Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022  –  Sun, Jun 5th, 2022
Day 1: 4-6:30pm; Day 2: 8:30am-5:00pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Jim Miller