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Birding By Ear

Most birds are not known for sitting still. By learning to recognize their songs, calls and the habitats they live in, you can have a satisfying birding experience every time you step outdoors, with or without your binoculars! In this one-day workshop we’ll travel to various habitats and birding hotspots…
Fri, May 29th, 2020
6am-2pm
Instructor: Ann Russ
1 Day
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Birding by Ear: Mid-Migration

Most birds are not known for sitting still. By learning to recognize their songs and calls and the habitats they live in, you can have a satisfying birding experience every time you step outdoors, with or without your binoculars! In this morning workshop we’ll travel to various habitats in Cook…
Sat, May 16th, 2020
6am-2pm
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 themselves in the rich history of this special area using one of Minnesota's premier wilderness resorts as a home base…
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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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…
Fri, May 29th, 2020
7am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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
2½ Days
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What’s This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of Minnesota's North Shore

The cobbled beaches and rocky cliffs of the North Shore can inspire some serious geological curiosity: 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 geology of the northern part…
Fri, May 29th, 2020  –  Sun, May 31st, 2020
Day 1:5-8pm, Day 2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-2pm
Instructor: Jim Miller
2.25 Days
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Winter Wildlife Tracking in the Field

The snow-covered winter landscape can feel desolate and inhospitable. But snow also transforms the north woods into a canvas on which animals trace their stories. Learning to identify and interpret wildlife tracks and sign transforms the blank white tapestry of the snow-covered woods into a vibrant collage of animal activity.…
Fri, Jan 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 26th, 2020
Day 1: 5-7pm; Day 2: 9am-4pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Jonathan Poppele