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Summer Naturalist Program: Explore the Shore

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 24, 2019

2019 Summer Naturalist Program

Summer Naturalist Program

June 18 – August 24, 2019 

Start a family tradition at a Forest Service Naturalist Program! Everyone is invited, you don’t need to be staying at a particular location to join the program.

These programs are provided free to all by the Superior National Forest and Visit Cook County.

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Tuesdays:

12:30 – 2 pm  | Tour Hedstrom Lumber Mill  |  Hedstrom’s Lumber Mill
Come see how 2 x 4s take shape. Call Hedstrom’s at 218-387-2995 for reservations (limit 12 people). Second tour on Friday’s

2 – 3:30 pm  |  Becoming a Boundary Waters Family  |  Chik-Wauk Nature Center
From cooking to history to bears, what you need to be a true BW family. Topics vary.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  The Stars Above  |  Lutsen Resort
Don’t worry if it is still light outside; we can find out about the night sky anyway. Learn about stars, constellations, planets, and even the local traces of an ancient meteor strike.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Minnesota Bears  |  Eagle Ridge
Our black bears are amazingly well adapted to life in northern Minnesota, and smart and adaptable enough to live with humans–but how can we live with bears?

Wednesdays:

10 – 11:30 am  |  Carnivorous Plants! Life in a Bog  |  Caribou Highlands
Explore a ‘bog in a box’, meet some mean eating plants, and learn about this unique ecosystem.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Minnesota WILD!  |  Grand Marais Recreation Area
Mammals, birds, rocks, plants, event stars–topics change weekly, but we always have a campfire, marshmallows provided.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Logging in the Days of Paul Bunyan  |  Lutsen Resort
At the turn of the century, Minnesota supplied the lumber that built the nation. Learn what life was like for the lumberjacks living off “stovelids and dishwater.”

Thursdays:

10 – 11:30 am  |  Explore the Shore  |  East Bay Suites
Why are our rocks so special? Learn some local geology and hunt for agates and other treasure on the beach at East Bay.

10:30 – Noon  |  Nature of Oberg Mountain  |  Oberg Mt. Trailhead
Come explore Oberg Mt. with us. There will be naturalist activities on trail or the trailhead.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Mostly Moose  |  Caribou Highlands
Gawky and awkward looking, moose make you laugh–but they are actually wonderfully adapted to life in the north. Learn about one of Minnesota’s favorite mammals.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  A Superior North Shore  |  Bluefin Bay
Lake Superior dominates the North Shore, but how well do we know our big lake?

Fridays: 

10 – 11:30 am  |  Tour Hedstrom Lumber Mill  |  Hedstrom’s Lumber Mill
Come see how 2 x 4s take shape. Call Hedstrom’s at 218-387-2995 for reservations (limit 12 people). A second tour is offered on Tuesdays.

10: 30 am – Noon  |  Make a Dreamcatcher  |  Eagle Ridge
Listen to legends and learn a bit about native cultures as you make your own dreamcatcher. Please accompany kids.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Howls in the Night: Wolves!  |  Cascade Lodge
Nothing means wilderness like the lonely cry of a wolf. Admired or hated, wolves stir people’s emotions. Learn about Minnesota’s most famous residents.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Fire! The Frenemy of the Forrest  |  Chateau LeVeaux
Forest fires are described as devastating and destructive in the news, but they are actually an important part of our forest’s ecology. Learn more about how fire, the forest, wildlife, and people all interact and depend on one another.

Saturdays:

10 – 11: 30 am  |  Wildflower Walk  |  Cascade Lodge
Hike the Wildflower Trail and discover what’s blooming this week! Uneven trail surface, wear sturdy shoes.

1:30 – 3:30 pm Ongoing  |  Nature of the Point  |  Artists’ Point Grand Marais
We’ll have a naturalist posted near the walkway to the lighthouse with activities to enhance your visit.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Minnesota Wild!  |  Sawbill Lake Campground Fire Ring
Mammals, birds, rocks, plants, event stars–topics change weekly, but we always have a campfire, marshmallows provided.

7:30 – 9 pm  |  Wildcats of the Woods  |  Bluefin Bay
Find out about the wild cousins of your house kitty who are prowling the Northwoods.

 

Venue

East Bay Suites
21 Wisconsin Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Phone:
800-414-2807
Website:
http://www.eastbaysuites.com/