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Migration Mysteries – Sept. 3-8, 2017
September 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - September 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm$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
Double Occupancy: $759
Single Occupancy: $959
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.
- Witness the wonders of migratory events that stretch back through the mists of time: loons, eagles, and ospreys in June and hawks in August/September. Learn about life cycles, habitats, and special adaptations.
- At the Wildlife Science Center, observe a captive pack of wolves and their special adaptations and behaviors including communication styles. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of this legendary, beautiful predator whose howl sends shivers up the spine.
- Take field trips to museums and the Northwest Fur Post as we explore north country history through the eyes of the Ojibwe and subsequent exploration and exploits of French-Canadian voyageurs — colorful adventurers who journeyed by canoe to trade with Indians for furs — and the environmental and societal impacts of big-pine logging days of the 1800s.
Led by Mike Link. Mike Link has dedicated his career to environmental education, and served as the founding director of the Audubon Center of the North Woods for 38 years. During that time, he not only developed a successful residential environmental learning center, but aided in the success of many other environmental education endeavors — including starting over 15 Charter Schools that emphasized environmental education. He was an integral part of the teams that created degree programs in outdoor and environmental education at both Northland College and Hamline University. He continues to teach numerous courses for Hamline’s Master’s Degree in natural science. Mike has also been involved in many organizations, and helped to create the Minnesota Naturalist Association (MNA) in the early 1970’s. He is the author of over 1,000 newspaper and magazine articles, in addition to publishing more than a dozen books.