Upcoming Events

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.



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.



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.



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





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.



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.

Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

Sunday September 3, 2017 12:00pm-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

We like to mark the end the summer with the annual Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center grounds. 

As always, there will be lots of locally homemade pies to choose from. There is a suggested donation of $5 per slice of pie, ice cream and beverage. This day also features the annual Chik-Wauk “sidewalk” sale which offers steep discounts on many gift shop items. It will be a fun way to wrap up the summer and say “so long till next year,” to our friends and neighbors.

Guest author, Timothy McDonnell will be signing his new book "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion."

All proceeds help with the daily operational costs of the Museum and Nature Center.

 

GTHS Monthly Membership Meeting

Monday September 11, 2017 01:30pm-03:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center

September GTHS Membership Meeting - Seagull Lake Community Center (Hall #3)

Members of Gunflint Trail Historical Society board of trustees and committees will present on the current state of GTHS affairs and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.

GTHS members and the general public alike are invited to attend. Refreshments served afterwards.



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