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April 2016
$215 - $375

Food & Farms Weekend – 2016

April 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - April 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Food & Farms Weekend at ACNW - Grow it, Raise it, Preserve it, Prepare it Get back to the basics and learn new skills with this all-inclusive weekend focused on the most elemental of our needs and pleasures: Food. Come to learn, to taste and to enjoy! Over the weekend, choose from a variety of expert led on-site workshops on gardening, cooking and food preservation, off-site field trips to local farms and meet farmers who are growing produce and raising animals…

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Dinner at the Lake – April 23, 2016 – CANCELLED

April 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Our apologies but this Dinner at the Lake has been cancelled due to low enrollment - please consider making reservations for our June 11th Dinner at the Lake with Chel Anderson........ Dinner at the Lake with DNR plant ecologist Hannah Texler Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, enjoy a presentation by Hannah Texler, Plant Ecology Supervisor, Minnesota Biological Survey, at the Minnesota DNR. Since 1987, the Department of Natural Resources has been surveying…

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$220 - $402

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – spring 2016

April 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - May 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Women's Wellness & Adventure Weekend Located on the shores of Grindstone Lake, the Audubon Center’s 535 acres of beautifully varied landscapes provide the perfect setting for this complete holistic adventure. Our Women's Wellness & Adventure Weekend is offered every spring and fall. This spring, celebrate the changing season with this weekend of adventure, relaxation and renewal! Gather up your girlfriends for a great weekend together or take the opportunity to get away by yourself and meet new people. Choose from a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual…

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June 2016
$1949

A Walking Discovery along Lake Superior’s South Shore – June 2016

June 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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A Walking Discovery along Lake Superior's South Shore (Road Scholar® #21937) - June 5-12, 2016 Features hikes along Lake Superior’s south shore along the Wisconsin and Michigan shorelines. Take in the beauty of Wisconsin's and Michigan's coasts this week, exploring state parks, national monuments, sacred American Indian sites, and much more. Led by noted experts Mike Link and Kate Crowley, enjoy a unique experience through daily walks and field trips along Lake Superior's south shore. Learn about natural history, geology, plant…

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$35

Dinner at the Lake – June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Dinner at the Lake with Chel Anderson, author of North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast  Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, enjoy a presentation by MN DNR botanist Chel Anderson, author of North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast. Chel has lived and worked on the North Shore of Lake Superior since 1974. She has worked in various positions in the Superior National Forest, as a consulting ecologist and botanist…

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$1789

A Walking Discovery along Lake Superior’s North Shore – June 2016

June 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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A Walking Discovery along Lake Superior's North Shore (Road Scholar® #21937RJ) - June 19-25, 2016 Features hikes along Lake Superior’s north shore along the Minnesota shoreline. Take in the beauty of Minnesota’s coast this week, exploring state parks, national monuments, sacred American Indian sites, and much more. Led by noted experts, enjoy a unique experience through daily walks and field trips along Lake Superior’s shores. Learn about natural history, geology, plant and animal life, human impacts including logging, mining, and commercial fishing,…

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$495

Rocks, Ropes & Rafts summer camp

June 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - June 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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This camp is filled; we are however taking names on a wait list Rocks, Ropes & Rafts Camp - June 19-24, 2016 Grades 7-8 (Ages 12-14) Camper: $495 before May 20 (Early Bird discount); $550 after May 20 Click here to download our 2016 Summer Camp Brochure If adventure and challenge are what you seek - this is your week!  Experience white water rafting and canoeing on the Wild and Scenic Kettle River, outdoor rock climbing at Robinson Park and Ely's Peak,…

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July 2016
$395

Ways of Wildlife 1 summer camp

July 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - July 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Ways of Wildlife 1 summer camp - July 10-15, 2016 Grades 5-7 (Ages 10-12) Camper: $395 before May 20, 2016 (Early Bird discount); $440 after May 20 Click here to download our 2016 Summer Camp Brochure Spend the week learning about caring for captive animals and learning about the lives of animals in the wild.  We’ll care for the non-releasable wildlife at the Audubon Center, go on field trips to see wolves, bears, and fish, identify animal tracks, and learn animal identification…

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$395

Ways of Wildlife 2 summer camp

July 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - July 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Ways of Wildlife 2 summer camp - July 10-15, 2016 Grades 7-9 (Ages 12-14) Camper: $395 before May 20, 2016 (Early Bird discount); $440 after May 20 Click here to download our 2016 Summer Camp Brochure Spend the week learning about caring for captive animals and learning about the lives of animals in the wild.  We’ll care for the non-releasable wildlife at the Audubon Center, go on field trips to see wolves, bears, and fish, identify animal tracks, and learn animal identification skills.  In…

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$395

Outdoor Explorations summer camp

July 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - July 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Outdoor Explorations summer camp - July 24-29, 2016 - FULL Grades 5-7 (Ages 10-12) Camper: $395 before May 20, 2016 (Early Bird discount); $440 after May 20 This camp is now full - please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist Click here to download our 2016 Summer Camp Brochure A week of challenge and learning new skills. Learn how to build a fire without matches, construct a survival fort, use a compass in orienteering, shoot a…

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Volunteer Work Weekend

July 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - July 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy an incredibly affordable summer weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods - in exchange for some volunteer help on a variety of service projects on the Center's grounds and buildings. Just $25/person - ages 12 years and up only please... includes two nights lodging in our Crosby Lodge and all meals. Service projects you'll be helping on may include weeding, invasive species removal, painting, beautification of Center grounds, fixing fences, general organizing, etc.  Upon…

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September 2016
$20 - $30

Renewable Trail Run/Walk 2016

September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Renewable Trail Run/Walk - 5K and 10K As part of our annual Open House, we invite you to participate in our Renewable Trail Run - walkers welcome. 5K run/walk and 10K run starts at 9:00 a.m.. Awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go towards the development and improvement of our energy education. The 5K Run or Walk is entirely on the trails here at the Center. The 10 K Run starts out on our trails then proceeds around Grindstone…

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FREE

‘Autumn at the Audubon’ Open House

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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'Autumn at the Audubon' Open House Join us for our annual Open House, Autumn at the Audubon, and enjoy a free, fun day filled with activities and programs for all ages! Free, activity-filled day of family fun!  Enjoy the beautiful changing colors of fall and learn about the Audubon Center of the North Woods! Start the day by participating in our Annual Renewable Trail Run/Walk and spend the day enjoying wildlife programs, apple cider pressing, archery, climbing wall, zip line,…

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$395 - $495

Women’s Superior Hiking Trail Lodge-Based Weekend – 2016

September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Women's Superior Hiking Trail Lodge-Based Weekend September 30 - October 2, 2016 During this lodge-based weekend, experience one of the country’s most popular trails amongst a community of strong women in one breathtaking weekend! The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) winds along the ridgeline above Lake Superior from Duluth to the Canadian border. Enjoy views of boreal forests, the Sawtooth Mountains, babbling brooks, rushing waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and brilliant vistas of Lake Superior. Fall brings out the best in the SHT—low…

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October 2016

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Fall 2016

October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - October 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Located on the shores of Grindstone Lake, the Audubon Center of the North Woods’ 535 acres of beautifully varied landscapes provide the perfect setting for this complete holistic adventure. Spend this weekend with your friends or take the opportunity to get away by yourself, meet new people, and learn new skills. Choose from a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual activities, enjoy a complimentary massage or reiki session, or just relax and take in nature. You’ll find ACNW is the perfect…

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$35

Dinner at the Lake – October 15

October 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Dinner at the Lake with Voyageurs National Park Superintendent William Carlson - October 15, 2016 Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner Voyageurs National Park turned 41 years old this year. Along with its 41st birthday, 411 national park units are also celebrating their 100th Anniversary – the National Park Service Centennial. After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, enjoy a presentation by Acting Superintendent William Carlson as he shares one of America’s best kept secrets - the…

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$175 - $295

Montessori & Nature Conference

October 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Montessori & Nature Conference Montessori teachers need a place to share ideas, build networks, and collaborate. We will focus on accomplishing those goals while also addressing the role Montessori education plays in today's society and how science, environmental education, and Montessori all fit together. The majority of the sessions during the weekend will be "Open Space". The concept of Open Space allows for attendees to identify together the session topics they'd like to have, determine those that have the most…

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Girl Scout Badge Day

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Girl Scout Badge Day Girl Scouts can earn up to two badges a day for Brownies and they can choose from:  Outdoor Adventurer, Bugs, Hiker, and Fair Play. Two badge/full day option for $40/girl and $15/adult, and the half day (1 badge) at $20/girl and $10/adult. Participants must register through the Girl Scouts to attend this Badge Day.

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November 2016
Free

Smithsonian Water/Ways

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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We are proud to announce that ACNW will host the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” traveling exhibit Water/Ways from November 19th, 2016 to January 1st, 2017. Sandstone is one of 6 small towns and Minnesota is one of 5 initial states chosen by the Smithsonian to participate in this new touring exhibit. This exhibit will begin in the New London/Spicer region in June, the first of just six greater MN communities selected through a competitive process last year. Major state…

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December 2016
$35

New Year’s Eve at the Lake

December 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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FULL - please call to be added to waitlist - 320-245-2648 New Year's Eve at the Lake - December 31, 2016 Ring in the New Year with a celebration of water! This New Year's Eve, join us for this special evening's activities including a marvelous dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, viewing the Smithsonian Institution's WaterWays exhibit in our Crosby Lodge, and being part of "Water Connects Us All" -a special presentation and water conversation led by Julie Westerlund. Come and learn about Minnesota's water…

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January 2017
$1875

January Interim 2017 – Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores

January 3 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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January Interim 2017 - Wolves and Northwoods Carnivores: Predatory Ecology January 3-22, 2017 The 2017 class is full - you may still send in a registration form to be added to the waitlist, and/or you can register for 2018 course to guarantee your spot for next year Click here for 2018 registration form to reserve your spot for 2018 Course Fee: $1875 Scholarships available Check with your school on Financial Aid Eligibility and pre-approving class absences if there are potential date…

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Becoming an Outdoor Woman – 2017

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - January 29 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Discover the Outdoors, Discover Yourself In conjunction with the Minnesota DNR. Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop (BOW) is the best place for women new to the outdoors to begin their journey. Workshops run Friday night through Sunday afternoon. These weekends are filled with a variety of outdoor skill classes, evening programs, campfires and fun! Workshops are designed for women ages 14 (with guardian) and older. A perfect fit for all skill levels Whether you're trying an…

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February 2017
$260 - $318

Winter Family Weekend – 2017

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - February 20 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Winter Family Weekend 2017 February 17-20, 2017 - President's Day Weekend Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family camp! Treat your family to 3 nights/4 days of discovery, learning and fun! This exciting family program offers age-specific as well as all-family program options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for snow activities, skiing/snowshoeing, nature learning or total relaxation, we have something for everyone in your family. Activities that your family can participate in during your stay at…

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$35

Dinner at the Lake – Feb. 25, 2017

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Dinner at the Lake with Doug Jensen, MN Sea Grant Program How Can We Prevent Harmful Aquatic Invasive Species Spread into My Home County? Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator with Minnesota Sea Grant, will talk about aquatic invasive species in both the Great and inland lakes. With nearly 12,000 lakes and a coast on the world's largest body of fresh water, MN possesses a…

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March 2017
$5 - $15

Maple Syrup Day 2017

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Annual Maple Syrup Day - programs and pancake brunch 10:00 AM - 2 PM - Brunch 10:00 AM – 3 PM - Programs As winter gives way to spring, the sap starts flowing in the maple trees. That's maple syrup time at the Audubon Center! Come join us for our annual Maple Syrup Day - a pancake brunch and hands-on maple syruping program. You will learn which trees in the woods are maple trees, and the history and process of making maple…

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