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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 highlights of the spring season with an emphasis on understanding the movement of the stars and celestial cycles. Through knowledge we can nurture a closer connection to the night sky and better appreciate our place in the…
Wed, Mar 17th, 2021  –  Wed, Mar 31st, 2021
7pm - 8pm, 3 Wednesday evenings, March 17th, 24th, and 31st
Instructor: Bob King
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Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Join us on the North Shore and Superior National Forest as summer wanes and the seasonal mushrooms fruit in all their majesty. In this course students will be introduced to the basics of mushroom foraging and immersed in the bewildering world of general fungal knowledge. Want to learn to identify…
Sat, Aug 14th, 2021
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 it's a far more complex subject than simply naming toadstools-- these are some of the living organisms we know the least about, a whole ecosystem of mystery. For those students who would like a deeper understanding of…
Sun, Aug 15th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Exploring your Local Tree Canopy Online Course

Find creativity, calm and inspiration exploring the trees you walk by every day. Trees are amazing connectors, and they have a lot to teach us. Explore how our intimate relationship with trees starts with our breath and connects us to the past, present and future in surprising ways. Build a…
Tue, May 4th, 2021  –  Tue, May 25th, 2021
7pm - 8pm CT on 4 Tuesdays, May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Instructor: Sarah Nassif
1 Day
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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 other migrants, there is the potential to see an unusual number of species in a short amount of time. Join Michael Karns, avid outdoorsman and life-long birder (and fountain of knowledge on many topics) for…
Sat, May 22nd, 2021
7am - 3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns