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Birding by Ear: Searching for Fall Migrants

Many birds have left the area for their wintering grounds, but while the number of bird species may have dwindled, the possibility of spotting rarities increases during the late fall migration. On this birding scavenger hunt, we will search the Lake Superior shoreline and adjacent land areas for waterfowl and…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018
Instructor: Ann Russ
2½ Days
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Geology Up the Trail: Exploring the Ancient History of the Gunflint Trail

Head up the trail and experience the unique and ancient geology of the Gunflint area. We are pleased to partner with Gunflint Lodge to offer students an opportunity to immerse in the rich history of this special area using one of Minnesota's premier wilderness resorts as a home base for…
Fri, Oct 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 14th, 2018
Instructor: Jim Miller
.5 days
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Stargazing for Beginners

Find your way around the night sky by learning the bright seasonal constellations, current planets and satellites. Understand how planets and Moon move, the reason some constellations are visible in one season and not another and where Earth fits into the big picture. We'll begin with a classroom session on…
Sat, Aug 18th, 2018
Instructor: Bob King
2 days
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Web Watching: Get to Know the Local Spiders

Walk outside on a dewy summer morning and the delicate beauty of spider webs can stop you in the your tracks. It’s easy to see the beauty in the web, but it can be challenging to see the beauty in the maker: spiders have bad rap, but naturalist Larry Weber…
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Fri, Aug 24th, 2018
Instructor: Larry Weber
2½ Days
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What's This Rock Too? Unraveling the Geologic Story of MN's Central North Shore

How many times have you walked along a cobbled beach or a rocky ledge along the North Shore and wondered - What’s this rock? Where did it come from? Why is it here? Well, lace up some sturdy footwear and head into the field to be immersed in the fascinating…
Fri, Aug 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Aug 19th, 2018
Instructor: Jim Miller