Education and Outreach

Aug
24
Thu
Bird Banding Demos
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Aug
25
Fri
Migration at MN Point SNA – Aug 25
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Migration at MN Point SNA - Aug 25 @ Minnesota Point SNA | Duluth | Minnesota | United States

Minnesota Point Pine Forest SNA, located near Duluth, is the perfect place to witness early bird migration – especially shorebirds. Join naturalist Margie Menzies on an exploration of the only pine forest on Lake Superior sand dunes in Minnesota. Bring binoculars if you have them. If not, we will have some for you to borrow. Meet in the airport parking lot.

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

Aug
26
Sat
The Beauty and Birds of Hawk Ridge
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Beauty and Birds of Hawk Ridge @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States

One of nature’s remarkable spectacles can be witnessed each fall at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Migrating birds, originating from summer breeding areas as far north as the Arctic and with wintering destinations as far south as points in South America, concentrate in impressive numbers at the western tip of Lake Superior. Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory serves to protect these birds through it’s research, education, and stewardship programs. Join Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Executive Director, Janelle Long, to learn about the history, bird conservation work, and inspiring stories of The Beauty and Birds of Hawk Ridge

Aug
27
Sun
Sunday Geology Walks
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Geology Walks @ Sugarloaf Cove | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States

Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology! Step back in geologic time and learn about the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior. Learn to recognize common rocks found in the area and the story of their formation. What does a Lake Superior agate look like? What about Thompsonite? Did you know lava flows have layers- and Sugarloaf is one of the best places to see them all in one place. It’s all here under your feet- come explore with us!

$2 per person; $5 per family

Aug
31
Thu
Bird Banding Demos
Aug 31 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Community Invasives Shed Training – 8/31 (DATE CHANGE)
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Invasives Shed Training - 8/31 (DATE CHANGE) @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
  • Do you want to remove invasive species from your land but don’t know how?
  • Do you want to see plants like tansy and Canada thistle gone from your yard but don’t have the equipment?

The Community Forest Restoration Shed at Sugarloaf Cove houses tools, herbicide application equipment, and herbicides that are available for anyone to use. People wishing to use herbicides must participate in a two hour training on herbicides, safety, and invasive plants of the North Shore.

During the training participants will learn how herbicides work, how to apply herbicides correctly and safely and alternate control methods. Herbicides and herbicide application equipment will be available only during training times. A list of equipment that is available for use can be found here.

We are currently able to provide herbicide to treat species listed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as Noxious Weeds. To access this list click here.

Course fee: $10 per person / $8 for Sugarloaf members. Payment will be taken on the day of the training. (Cash, check or credit card accepted).

You must register to attend a class.

Wednesday, July 19 at 6 pm

Wednesday, August 31 at 6 pm

REGISTER USING THE FORM BELOW OR CALL 218-525-0001

Sep
2
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Lichens of the North Woods – 9/2
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lichens of the North Woods - 9/2 @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
Often overlooked and clearly under-appreciated, our lichens, mosses, and ferns are wonderfully diverse and surprisingly beautiful. Join Joe Walewski and Mikki Brevig on an exploration of the rocks of Sugarloaf Cove. Practice with tools and techniques that will catapult you from nerdy novice to locally respected authority (you’ll amaze friends and family). A stroll in the park or along the shore will never be the same again.
 
Joe Walewski and Mikki Brevig are both Wolf Ridge Naturalists. Joe is also the author of Lichens of the North Woods and Ferns and Allies of the North Woods.
Sep
9
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Sep
16
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 16 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Sep
23
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Sep
30
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Oct
7
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Oct 7 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Oct
14
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Oct
21
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

Oct
28
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
Oct 28 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Take a much closer look at songbirds! We will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove and adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Stop in to learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.

If it is rainy, banding will be cancelled.  Donations gladly accepted.

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