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Currently Scheduled Northern Ecology Courses

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Fall Migrants on the Gunflint: Birding up the Trail

Fall birding deep in the boreal forest on the edge of the Boundary Waters offers a tremendous time to spot neo-tropical migrants during the peak of migration. Held at historic Gunflint Lodge, this unique offering will immerse students in the pristine wilderness of the Gunflint Trail with esteemed Minnesota birder…
Tue, Sep 5th, 2017  –  Thu, Sep 7th, 2017
Instructor: Bob Janssen
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 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jim Miller
2½ Days
Teaser image for What's This Rock Too? Unraveling the Geologic Story of MN's Central North Shore

What's This Rock Too? Unraveling the Geologic Story of MN's Central North Shore

Lace up some sturdy footwear and head into the field to be immersed in the fascinating geology of the North Shore with UMD geology professor Jim Miller. Using only your powers of observation, we will “read” the rocks ​along the Lake Superior ​shoreline ​to unravel ​its billion year-old​ geological story…
Fri, Aug 18th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 20th, 2017
Instructor: Jim Miller