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October 2016

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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$175 - $295

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

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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Free

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

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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$35

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 past…

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January 2017

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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$1875

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

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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$260 - $318

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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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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$35

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

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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$5 - $15

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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April 2017

Dinner at the Lake – April 8, 2017

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Dinner at the Lake with Amy Freeman, "A Year in the Wilderness" On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman teamed up with the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and embarked on a year-long adventure in the BWCAW. That's 366 days of exploring and documenting the Wilderness with the purpose of keeping America's most visited wilderness area in people's consciousnesses throughout the entire year. They used their adventure as a platform to educate about the threat posed by Twin Metals and other…

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May 2017

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Spring 2017

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - May 7 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$220 - $402

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 mind, body & spirit activities, enjoy a complimentary massage, schedule a private reading or reiki session, or just relax and take in nature. You’ll find ACNW is…

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Spring in the Mississippi River Valley: Birds and Wildflowers

May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1675

Spring in the Mississippi River Valley: Birds and Wildflowers May 7-13, 2017 (Road Scholar® #22824RJ)  The Mississippi River Valley in Minnesota is the largest of North America’s major flyways. Join naturalists to witness warbler migrations, blooming wildflowers and bald eagles! Spring in Minnesota’s Mississippi River Valley spells a time of dramatic changes. Flocks of warblers serenade from the treetops as they migrate north. Blooming wildflowers brighten the riverbanks with vibrant yellows and reds. And while waterfowl take to the river,…

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Volunteer Work Day

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Day Enjoy a summer day and nice lunch 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. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) Includes lunch. Service projects you'll be helping on may include weeding, invasive species removal, painting, beautification of Center grounds, fixing fences, general organizing, etc.  Upon arrival, you'll be able to choose from…

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Volunteer Work Day

May 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Day Enjoy a summer day and nice lunch 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. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) Includes lunch. Service projects you'll be helping on may include weeding, invasive species removal, painting, beautification of Center grounds, fixing fences, general organizing, etc.  Upon arrival, you'll be able to choose from…

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June 2017

Volunteer Work Weekend – June 2017

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy a 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. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent)) 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.…

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Dinner at the Lake – June

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Dinner at the Lake with Michelle Carstensen, MN DNR "Minnesota's Moose" After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, Michelle Carstensen, DNR Wildlife Health Program supervisor, will share insights into the lives of one of Minnesota's most beloved and charismatic mega fauna - the moose - and updates on the status of this iconic animal. Please join us!  Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner Dinner at the Lake meal and presentation:  Adults: $35; Children ages 5-12 yrs: $17 RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED…

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A Hiking Discovery of Lake Superior’s Upper Peninsula – June 2017

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$2149

A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior's Upper Peninsula June 18- 25, 2017  (Road Scholar® #21937RJ) Features hikes along Lake Superior’s Upper Peninsula. Led by noted experts, enjoy a unique experience through daily walks and field trips along Lake Superior’s shores on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Learn about natural history, geology, plant and animal life, human impacts including logging, mining, and commercial fishing, current challenges, and cultural connections. Absorb a wealth of knowledge amid beautiful settings as we walk along the shorelines of…

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Rocks, Ropes & Rafts summer camp

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - June 30 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$545 - $595

For kids entering Grades 6-8 Camper: $545 before April 1 (Early Bird discount); $595 after April 1 Are you ready for a full week of adventure and adrenaline? Experience all the thrills of white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing and more! During this week you will get to experience the high ropes course, team challenge course, climbing wall and canoeing at our campus. For extra thrills, we will take field trips to parks and rivers near the Center as well as to great…

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July 2017

Volunteer Work Weekend – July 2017

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - July 9 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy a 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. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) 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.…

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Outdoor Explorations summer camp 2017

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - July 14 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$445 - $495

For kids entering Grades 5-7 Camper: $445 before April 1 (Early Bird discount); $495 after April 1 There are so many ways to explore the great outdoors! During this camp we will hike in the woods; canoe, fish and swim in beautiful Grindstone Lake; practice shooting a bow and arrow; climb high on ACNW's rock wall and high ropes course; learn how to build a fire; construct a survival fort; use a compass for orienteering, and more.  It will be a week…

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A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior’s North Shore – July 2017

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1789

A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior's North Shore July 23 - 29, 2017  (Road Scholar® #21937RJ) 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…

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Ways of Wildlife camp 2017

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - August 4 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$525

For kids entering Grades 5-7 Camper: $475 before April 1 (Early Bird discount); $525 after April 1 Spend the week learning about caring for captive animals and exploring the lives of animals in the wild.  You will have the chance to get up close and personal with the animals at the Audubon Center as well as take a number of animal-focused field trips. In addition to our time with animals, we’ll also traverse the high ropes course, try our hand at catching…

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August 2017

MN’s Boundary Waters: The Spirit of the Canoe Country

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1999

Minnesota's Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country (Road Scholar® #21938RJ) - August 20-27, 2017 Learn the stories of Sigurd Olson and Ernest Oberholzter, icons of US conservation efforts. Explore their legacies as you canoe, hike and boat in Minnesota's famed boundary waters. Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) and Ernest Oberholtzer (1884-1977) were two of America's most influential conservationists, beloved nature writers and North Country icons. Join renowned author, musician and wilderness guide Douglas Wood as we examine their…

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September 2017

Migration Mysteries – Sept. 3-8, 2017

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - September 8 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$759 - $959

Migration Mysteries: Birds, Wolves & North Country Settlers (Road Scholar® #5745RJ) Experience life in the magnificent North Woods as we examine seasonal bird populations; the region's top predator, the gray wolf; and trace human stories and experiences from the Ojibwe Indians, through the French-Canadian Voyageurs and big-pine Lumberjacks. Double Occupancy: $759 Single Occupancy: $959 Activity Notes Walking the equivalent of a couple blocks. This fall program includes a visit to Duluth`s famous Hawk Ridge- one of the premier migratory raptor locations.…

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Volunteer Work Weekend – September 2017

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - September 10 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy an early fall 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. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) 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,…

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