August 2017

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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 1, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
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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U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 1, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. 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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12:30pm Interpreti...
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Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 5, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with our naturalist to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 8, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
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 U.S. Fores...
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U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 8, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. 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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12:30pm Interpreti...
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Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 12, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

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01:30pm GTHS Month...
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GTHS Monthly Membership Meeting

Monday August 14, 2017 01:30pm-03:00pm
A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (Hall #1)

August Membership Meeting

GTHS meeting will be held at A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (GTVFD Hall #3)

All GTHS meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business, a guest speaker presents Gunflint Trail tales and history.

Treats and conversation follow (thank you ladies!)
 

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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 15, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
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 U.S. Fores...
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U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 15, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. 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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National Honey Bee Day - Special Presentations

Saturday August 19, 2017 11:00am-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day, is an idea put together by beekeepers in the USA, who petitioned the USDA in 2009 for an official day to honor honey bees and beekeeping. A few years down the line, people across the globe are holding a date of observation every year.

12:30pm  - Short guided nature hike focused on pollinators

1:00 pm - Mark Ditmanson will present on the great diversity and importance of the wild bee populations in Cook County and beyond. The presentation will also cover the practice of beekeeping in the boreal forest.

Approx 2pm Master Gardeners Maxene Linehan and Janet Ditmanson will present on the rationale for providing pollinator plants and habitat in gardens, and also tips and suggestions for planning, choosing plants and other features, and maintenance.

Activities:
Bumblebee ID
Building for native bees
Making seed paper
Wax crafts
Children's bee and flower crafts

All activities and presentations will take place at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.

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Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 19, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26

National Bee Day!


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 22, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
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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U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 22, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. 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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Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 26, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

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02:00pm Geology of...
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Geology of Our Area - Sunday Afternoon Presentation

Sunday August 27, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Geology of Our Area

Sunday afternoon presentation

Don Wendel, local geologist will be presenting on the study of the Saganaga Batholith on which Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center now stands.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.
Presentations are held inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Donations are appreciated.

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