July 2018

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11:00am Gunflint T...
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Gunflint Trail Historic Society - Open House

Sunday July 1, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Open House

Join the Gunflint Trail Historical Society showcase the newest building to the Chik-Wauk property

The Historic Watercraft Exhibit Building

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

Tuesday July 3, 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 July 3, 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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02:00pm Sunday Aft...
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Sunday Afternoon Nature Presentation - Pat Thomas

Sunday July 8, 2018 02:00pm-03:15pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Pat Thomas - Pollinators and other beneficial insects in your yard

Pat will educate us on how to attract and help provide for the bees and other beneficial insects that are located right in our own backyard.

Pat has been teaching classes on insect gardening for over 25 years. Her yard is home to many insects and other wildlife and is certified by several national organizations as outdoor habitat.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public

They will meet inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Donations are always appreciated to help with the costs of supplies and event speakers

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01:30pm July Gunfl...
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July Gunflint Trail Historical Society Membership Meeting

Monday July 9, 2018 01:30pm-03:30pm
A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (Hall #1)

July GTHS membership meeting held at the A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (GTVFD Hall #1)

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

Remembrances: Gunflint Trail Resident Remembrances

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 July 10, 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 July 10, 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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Kids' Day

Tuesday July 17, 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 Program

Tuesday July 17, 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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11:00am Invasive W...
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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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02:00pm Sunday Aft...
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Sunday Afternoon Presentation - John A. Paulson by David Battistel

Sunday July 22, 2018 02:00pm-03:15pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

John A. Paulson: The Man behind the Mystery as told by David Battistel

The story of the Paulson Mine, located in the western part of Cook County, Minnesota, has captivated people for many years. Touted as one of the great mining projects of the era, its failure in the early 1890s had a devastating impact on local economies spanning both sides of the border. The man behind this venture, John Paulson, was until recently an almost mythological figure. His life story however, from Norwegian immigrant, to Civil War veteran, to entrepreneur and finally to widowed farmer, is one of triumph and tragedy that exemplifies the North American experience in the 19th Century.

Dave Battistel is a history teacher and instructional leader at St. Patrick High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Since 1994 he has been actively researching and writing about the history of the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway, as well as its associated ventures (silver and iron mining and logging). He is currently writing a book on the Gunflint & Lake Superior Railroad.

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

Donations are always appreciated to help with the costs of supplies and event speakers

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11:00am Invasive W...
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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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11:00am Invasive W...
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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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

Tuesday July 24, 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 July 24, 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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11:00am Invasive W...
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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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11:00am Invasive W...
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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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Invasive Week Special Programs

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Invasive Week July 21 - July 28

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02:00pm Sunday Aft...
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Sunday Afternoon Nature Presentations - Doug Hall on Dragonflies

Sunday July 29, 2018 02:00pm-03:15pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Doug Hall - Dragonflies

Join us on Sunday, July 29 with Doug Hall for his presentation  on dragonflies. Doug will start in the Nature Center with a  PowerPoint presentation about the local dragonflies. Weather dependent the next part of the presentation would be to take the group out on the Chik-Wauk grounds to try catching and releasing some dragonflies around the museum area.

Doug has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Minnesota.  He has spent most of his professional career with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, primarily supervising water quality related programs. 

Since his retirement, 10 years ago, he has been volunteering at Warner Nature Center, a branch of the Science Museum of Minnesota.  Doug's volunteer activity is working with elementary students teaching them about various aspects of the natural world.
Doug is a member of the Minnesota Dragonfly Society which is a citizen science organization dedicated to increasing knowledge about dragonflies in Minnesota.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public

They will meet inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Donations are always appreciated to help with the costs of supplies and event speakers

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Kids' Day

Tuesday July 31, 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 Program

Tuesday July 31, 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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