Education and Outreach

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


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.

October Geology Walks
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
October 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

A North Shore Evening in Minneapolis – November 5
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


You are invited to an evening of fun, friends and a virtual tour of North Shore waterfalls at Sugarloaf’s annual North Shore Evening in Minneapolis.

This is Sugarloaf’s largest annual fundraising event  The money raised will support our mission to conserve Sugarloaf Cove, connect people with nature, and inspire environmental stewardship of the North Shore.

Where: This year’s venue is Pillsbury A-Mill Artist Lofts on historic Main Street in Minneapolis. 

Speakers: Take a virtual hike with intrepid waterfall explorers Eve & Gary Wallinga. The revised and expanded version of their best-selling classic, Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore: A Guide for Sightseers, Hikers, and Romantics has hit the shelves. Eve and Gary will take us on a virtual tour of some of the more memorable trails they encountered during their waterfall adventures.

Dinner includes: Lasagne, salad, bread, butter, desserts, wine and beer.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at our silent auction. Our silent auction is one-of-a-kind with unique North Shore items and experiences.


$50 per member; $55 per non member via Paypal.  Be sure to select your quantity when you check out via PayPal.

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Please note: you do not need to have a Paypal account to pay.  When you are taken to the “checkout” page, beneath the paypal log in section there is an option to “pay with an online bank account, debit or credit card.”

Or call 218-525-0001

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