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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 11th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2019
Day 1: 7-9pm; Day 2: 8am-9pm; Day 3: 8am-1pm
Instructor: Jim Miller
1 Day
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Mushroom Identification

Late summer brings on a plethora of mushrooms, and the North Shore and Superior National Forest are great place to see myriad species. From the fairytale Amanita to the mysterious Lobster mushroom to the unusual Ramaria species, there’s no shortage of beauties to find and identify. Michael Karns, a certified…
Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
.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 3rd, 2019
4pm-6pm; 9pm-11:30pm
Instructor: Bob King
½ Day
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Stargazing with a Telescope: How to Buy a Good Telescope for a Decent Price

Learn how telescopes work, the different kinds available and how to choose one to fit your budget. We'll begin with a classroom session on campus, take a dinner break and then—weather permitting—we'll set up two telescopes for close-up looks of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn along with a nice sampling…
Sat, Oct 12th, 2019
3pm-5pm; 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Bob King