Education and Outreach

May
27
Sat
Bird Banding Demos
May 27 @ 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. Weather permitting.

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

May
28
Sun
Bird Banding Demos
May 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. Weather permitting.

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

Jun
18
Sun
Fern Finding at Lutsen SNA – June 18
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fern Finding at Lutsen SNA - June 18 @ Mountain Top Inn, Lutsent Ski Hill Rd

It’s a nice hike into the Lutsen Scientific and Natural Area as well as a great place to explore. How can you tell one fern from another while hiking on the North Shore? This is an amazing place to figure this out as well as see a variety of early summer wildflowers, and hear the unique mix of birds that inhabit this beautiful ridge maple forest. It takes about half an hour to hike into the SNA, but it’s well worth the trip! Meet in the Parking lot at the Mountaintop Inn on the Lutsen Ski Hill Road at 10:00 am. Plan to wear hiking boots or good walking shoes, and bring water, snacks and a pair of binoculars if you have them. You should also be prepared for tick season with long pants and long socks that you can wear over your pant legs. Adventures await!

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).

Jun
25
Sun
Life on the Edge at Sugarloaf Cove – June 25
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Life on the Edge at Sugarloaf Cove - June 25 @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States

Living on the Shores of Lake Superior is not an easy task, but the plants and animals that live there are experts in making do. Did you know that some of the plants on Lake Superior’s shore are native to places hundreds of miles away? How do those huge (and not so huge!) cedars that may be hundreds of years old, get the nutrients they need rooted in the rocks? Amazing adaptations! Join us to explore the rocky world of North Shore shoreline and it’s incredible and unique inhabitants. We’ll see where they come from and what they do survive life on the rocks! Meet at the Sugarloaf Visitor’s Center with sturdy shoes for rock exploration.

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
5
Sat
Lost Forest Workshops
Aug 5 all-day

2015 Lost Forest Class

We know how deeply you care about your land. That’s why we’ve developed the Lost Forest program in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Master Woodland Owner program and tailored it especially for owners of property within 3 miles of Lake Superior along the North Shore. We call this our Lost Forest program.

This comprehensive education program teaches you the ins and outs of caring for your woods, tree planting to fit your schedule and budget, estate planning, and more. It takes years to grow a healthy forest. We can teach you how to cultivate, care for, and plan for the future of your woodland when you register for our Lost Forest program.

This program includes four woodland field tours (extremely popular with past Lost Foresters) and online modules. The field tours will be held on August 5 and 26 and on a September date to be determined. The online modules will start in September. The last field tour will be in April of 2018.

The class is open to anyone; however, the cost of the program for persons with woodland property along the North Shore of Lake Superior has been reduced to $100 per family through a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Registration is limited to 15 families.

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Note: After you apply and are accepted, we will send you payment and additional information.

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