Saturday, January 10
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
Those of us who have survived the last couple of Minnesota winters know that it can be a long, hard process - and we are coming from the perspective of warm shelter available nearly all the time! Imagine the world from the point of view of a Chickadee, who must eat, keep their body temperature at 108 degrees at least during the day, and somehow make it from one day to the next. And maybe even start thinking about spring and singing as early as January. How do they do that?
Join us for a look at animal adaptations for making it through winter and a hike at Sugarloaf to see who's actively moving about this year and how to tell who's who. Dress warmly as the Nature Center can be chilly. Hot beverages will be available before and after the hike. Free.
Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:
Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder, Minnesota? You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course with many guest speakers and unique experiences. Travel through the transition from winter into spring in the Northwoods on Lake Superior!
The course will run from 9 am to 4 pm every other Saturday (a three week gap over the Easter stretch) for 6 sessions beginning February 21 and ending May 19, 2015. Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.
If the course cost is a hardship please fill out the scholarship application.