August 2018

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11:00am Kids' Day...
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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 7, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day
Every Tuesday from June 19 – August 14
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies

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02:00pm USDA Fores...
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USDA Forest Service Nature Program

Tuesday August 7, 2018 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S.D.A. Forest Service Presentation

Every Tuesday from June 19 until August 21

U.S.D.A. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center

All programs are free and family friendly



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01:30pm August Gun...
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August Gunflint Trail Historical Society Membership Meeting

Monday August 13, 2018 01:30pm-03:00pm
Seagull Lake Community Center (Hall #3)

August GTHS membership meeting held at the Seagull Lake Community Center (GTVFD Hall #3)

All GTHS meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business.

Guest Speaker John Hutchinson, Gary & Mary Connell “Tommy Banks – The Gangster of the Gunflint”

Treats and conversation follow (thank you to the ladies that provide the homebaked goodies each month)

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11:00am Kids' Day...
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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day
Every Tuesday from June 19 – August 14
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies

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02:00pm USDA Fores...
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USDA Forest Service Nature Program

Tuesday August 14, 2018 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S.D.A. Forest Service Presentation

Every Tuesday from June 19 until August 21

U.S.D.A. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center

All programs are free and family friendly



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04:00pm Dark Sky C...
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Dark Sky Caravan

Thursday August 16, 2018 04:00pm-11:00pm
Seagull Lake Community Center

We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. Our journey will begin in Duluth on Aug 11th at the UMD planetarium, and will end on August 18th in the footprint of the darkest night sky in the US east of the Mississippi. Each day we will travel to a new destination with our portable planetarium and telescopes, where we will offer free programming for all.

Inside the UMD GeoDome planetarium, you can take an interactive guided tours of the known universe. From the earth to the edge of the observable universe and all points in between.

Outside, we will have telescopes set-up and experts on hand for viewing the sun, stars, planets and moon. Our journey will begin with the new moon and end on the first quarter moon, giving visitors a chance to view the moon before and after sunset (weather permitting). This week is also the peak viewing time for the annual Perseid Meteor shower, where we can anticipate 50-70 meteors per hour.

Planetarium shows will be offered on the half hour. In the event of cloudy skies, programming will be limited to the planetarium.

Registration begins at 4:00 pm.

Wear long pants/sleeves. It may be summer, but the temperature can cool down in the evenings, and you're not moving around very much while observing.Wear bug spray. It's a good idea to protect yourself from mosquitoes and you'll enjoy the time more if you're not having to swat away bugs. But please do not spray bug spray near the telescopes. Apply it beforehand or briefly walk away from the telescopes to spray.

You can learn more about this event by going to https://z.umn.edu/darkskycaravan 

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04:00pm Dark Sky C...
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Dark Sky Caravan

Friday August 17, 2018 04:00pm-11:00pm
Seagull Lake Community Center

We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. Our journey will begin in Duluth on Aug 11th at the UMD planetarium, and will end on August 18th in the footprint of the darkest night sky in the US east of the Mississippi. Each day we will travel to a new destination with our portable planetarium and telescopes, where we will offer free programming for all.

Inside the UMD GeoDome planetarium, you can take an interactive guided tours of the known universe. From the earth to the edge of the observable universe and all points in between.

Outside, we will have telescopes set-up and experts on hand for viewing the sun, stars, planets and moon. Our journey will begin with the new moon and end on the first quarter moon, giving visitors a chance to view the moon before and after sunset (weather permitting). This week is also the peak viewing time for the annual Perseid Meteor shower, where we can anticipate 50-70 meteors per hour.

Planetarium shows will be offered on the half hour. In the event of cloudy skies, programming will be limited to the planetarium.

Registration begins at 4:00 pm.

Wear long pants/sleeves. It may be summer, but the temperature can cool down in the evenings, and you're not moving around very much while observing.Wear bug spray. It's a good idea to protect yourself from mosquitoes and you'll enjoy the time more if you're not having to swat away bugs. But please do not spray bug spray near the telescopes. Apply it beforehand or briefly walk away from the telescopes to spray.

You can learn more about this event by going to https://z.umn.edu/darkskycaravan 


 

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02:00pm Teresa Mar...
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Teresa Marrone - invasive and non-native plants

Sunday August 19, 2018 02:00pm-03:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday Afternoon Presentation

This week join author Teresa Marrone as she educates us on the invasive and non-native plants that are around our area on the Gunflint Trail.After a short PowerPoint presentation, Teresa will take us on a brief walk around Chik-Wauk grounds to spot and identify some of these plants.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

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02:00pm USDA Fores...
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USDA Forest Service Nature Program

Tuesday August 21, 2018 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S.D.A. Forest Service Presentation

Every Tuesday from June 19 until August 21

U.S.D.A. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center

All programs are free and family friendly



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07:00pm Gunflint T...
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Gunflint Trail History

Thursday August 23, 2018 07:00pm-08:00pm
Cook County Higher Education / North Shore Campus

Cook County Higher Education will host Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center for a special evening presentation. 

Barb Bottger, past president of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society will give a brief presentation on the history of the Gunflint Trail. How it was established, why it was created, and who used this 57 mile long trail.

Cheryl Hedstrom Dailey (no relation to the Hedstrom Lumber Company) will share stories and photos, about her experiences of growing up at the End of the Trail Lodge. Her family owned End of the Trail Lodge from 1946 – 1965.


This presentation will take place in Grand Marais at Cook County Higher Education/North Shore Campus.


 

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09:00am Intro to L...
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Intro to Lichens with Rory Anderson

Friday August 24, 2018 09:00am-12:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Join us in an “Introduction to Lichen” class August 24, 2018.
 
Instructor
Rory Anderson, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Naturalist
 
Class Schedule – Approximately 3 hours
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. classroom instruction – physiology and ecology of some of the most overlooked communities in nature
10:00 a.m. to noon – explore lichen species on the Chik-Wauk trails
 
 Please register by August 15.  
 
Space is limited.  Call Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center at 218-388-9915 or send an email to naturecenter@chikwauk.com.
 
Cost
$35.00 per person
($25.00 per person for Gunflint Trail Historical Society members or donors)
 
No age limit

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02:00pm Moose pres...
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Moose presented by Dr. Seth Moore

Sunday August 26, 2018 02:00pm-03:15pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Moose Presentation

Dr. Seth Moore, Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will be doing a special presentation Sunday, August 26 on moose of our area.

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses an historic fur trade site on scenic Grand Portage Bay.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues.



All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are always appreciated to help with the costs of the presenters as well as supplies.

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