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July 2017

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

July 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 4, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 27, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - September 8, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - September 10, 2017 @ 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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A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior’s South Shore – September 2017

September 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$2149

A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior's South Shore September 24 - October 1, 2017 (Road Scholar® #21937)  Lace up your hiking boots for an on-foot exploration of the shores of Lake Superior! From geology to Ojibwe native culture, learn about the human and natural history of the region. 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…

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October 2017

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Fall 2017

October 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$200 – $425

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 reiki session or intuitive ready, or just relax and take in nature. You’ll find…

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Bids for Kids: K12 Scholarship Fundraiser – dinner & auction

October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Bids for Kids: K-12 Scholarship Fundraiser Please join us for this fun evening to help fund scholarships for our K-12 environmental learners! Appetizers, Beer & Wine Banquet Dinner Live Music by Nathan Frazer Live Auction Silent Auction $35/person. Preview starts at 5 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm, auction follows   Pre-registration is required. This is a prepaid event. Please note that there are no refunds issued for cancellations after October 9, 2017 (within 4 days of event). To reserve your spot: Click here…

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Girl Scout Badge Day

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Girl Scout Badge Day Brownie and Junior Scouts can choose from half-day or full-day options and earn up to two badges. Brownie Badge options: Hiker, Outdoor Adventurer, Fair Play, and Bugs. Junior Badge options: Geocacher and Animal Habitats Half-day option - 9:00 to noon and one badge earned Full-day option - 9:00 to 3:00 and two badges earned. Lunch is included. Contact your local Girl Scout council for full details and registration: Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines…

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November 2017

Homeschool Week – Fall 2017

November 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Fall Homeschool Program at ACNW ACNW offers two Homeschool Weeks (November and January) to extend our quality K12 programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 students and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards. Join for us for a two- or three-day environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education.  During these weeks your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Through class options focused…

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Scout Climbing Wall Day

November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$15

This event is open to boy scouts and girl scouts, grades 2-8. Join us for an open climbing time just for scouts! After putting on safety gear, scouts will take turns reaching for the top of our 33' climbing wall and cheering on old and new friends. Pre-registration required.  All participants must have a liability form signed by a parent or guardian in order to climb. Noon - 4 pm $15/participant Call us at 888-404-7743 to register

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December 2017

Holiday Dinner at the Lake

December 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

"Springtime in Paris" with Mike Link and Kate Crowley What happens when two naturalists decide to rent an apartment in Paris and spend a month walking the streets and neighborhoods (400 miles of walking)? Discover parks and pleasures that make this one of the most unique of all cities and find out how two rural and wilderness wanderers could have such a great time in the middle of a city. From Vincennes to Bois de Boulogne, Kate and Mike observed art…

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January 2018

January Interim 2018 – Wolves and Northwoods Carnivores: Predatory Ecology

January 2 @ 4:00 pm - January 21 @ 6:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
$1995

This 2018 program is now full, with a waitlist - please contact us to register for our 2019 program (Jan. 2-20, 2019) J-Term 2018, January 2-21, 2018 Course Fee: $1995 Scholarships available Check with your school on Financial Aid Eligibility andpre-approving class absences if there are potential date conflicts Click here to download PDF of course flyer Click here to download the Participant Information The grey wolf has long excited the human imagination. Minnesota, with approximately 2200 wolves, is home…

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Homeschool Week – Winter 2018

January 22 @ 9:00 am - January 24 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Winter Homeschool Program at ACNW ACNW offers two Homeschool Weeks (November and January) to extend our quality K12 programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 students and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards. Join for us for a two- or three-day environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education.  During these weeks your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Through class options focused…

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February 2018

Scout Climbing Wall Day

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$15

This event is open to boy scouts and girl scouts, grades 2-8. Join us for an open climbing time just for scouts! After putting on safety gear, scouts will take turns reaching for the top of our 33' climbing wall and cheering on old and new friends. Pre-registration required.  All participants must have a liability form signed by a parent or guardian in order to climb. Noon - 4 pm $15/participant Call us at 888-404-7743 to register

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Dinner at the Lake – February 10

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Please join us for a wonderful banquet dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, followed by an interesting presentation by Eric Faust of the Duluth Coffee Company. Eric Faust, Duluth Coffee Company owner and roaster, has worked as a barista, trainer, green bean buyer, consultant and United States Barista Championship Judge. Traveling around the world from Italy to Atlanta to Portland, he has visited cafes and roasteries at the cutting edge of coffee. Training at the Counter Culture Headquarters in…

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Winter Family Weekend 2018

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - February 19 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$165 – $318

February 16-19, 2018 - President's Day Weekend Wonder, adventure and discovery for all! Embrace winter over the long President's Day Weekend. Treat your family to 3 nights/4 days of discovery, learning and fun. This exciting family program offers age-specific and all-family program options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for snow activities, skiing/snowshoeing, nature learning or quality family time, we have something for the whole family. Just some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay at the Center…

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March 2018

Maple Syrup Day 2018

March 17 @ 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 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. Enjoy a lovely pancake brunch and learn about the history and process of making maple syrup. Actively participate in all the phases of syrup-making including identifying and tapping maple trees, collecting sap, observing…

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April 2018

Dinner at the Lake – April 14

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Please join us for a wonderful banquet dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, followed by an interesting presentation by Lisa Pugh about her 2016 Source to Sea Expedition - a 4000 mile journey down North America's longest river system with team member Alyce Kuenzli. 2 Women. 4,000 Miles. A Source-to-Sea Expedition exploring the Source of Confidence on the 4th Longest River System in the World. During the summer and fall of 2016 Lisa Pugh and Alyce Kuenzli became the only all female expedition…

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May 2018

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Spring 2018

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$200 – $425

Located on the shores of Grindstone Lake, the Audubon Center of the North Woods’ 640 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 reiki session or intuitive ready, or just relax and take in nature. You’ll find…

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Road Scholar “Spring in the Mississippi River Valley”

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1759

Spring in the Mississippi River Valley: Birds and Wildflowers May 13-19, 2018 (Road Scholar® #22824RJ)  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, bald eagles soar majestically overhead. Explore a portion of the upper Mississippi River and discover gorgeous city and state parks and fascinating National Parks and…

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June 2018

Volunteer Work Weekend – June 2018 (full)

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - June 3 @ 6:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

Volunteer Work Weekend - this event is now full please check out our other Volunteer Work Days & Weekends - July 14 and September 14-16 Enjoy an early 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 one or two nights lodging and all meals. Service…

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Black Hills and Badlands Tour with Mike & Kate

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - June 9 @ 10:00 am
$2150

Join Mike Link, former Director of ACNW, and his wife, Kate Crowley - both naturalists extraordinaire - on this ‘off-the-beaten path’ adventure to the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota. Designed for the adventurous traveler who wants to walk the landscape, take time to observe and understand the dramatic wildlife and learn the amazing geologic story of this land of contrasts. This tour will focus on the wildlife, geology, and other landforms of these two beautiful and unique locations. We will…

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Legacy Society Luncheon

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

This is a special day where we can recognize individuals who have been extremely thoughtful and generous by including or considering ACNW in their estate plans. A Legacy Society membership helps ensure the continuation of our environmental education programs for children and others far into the future. The event will include lunch in our Schwyzer Lodge, a campus tour, meeting members of our board, and a presentation by a teacher whose students have been impacted by our work. Afterward, there…

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Dinner at the Lake – June 16

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Please join us for a wonderful banquet dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, followed by an interesting presentation by Deb Morrison from Sapsucker Farms. Deb will talk about how Sapsucker Farms came to be and how it has transformed over the last 18 years. She and her husband, Jim, moved from the Twin Cities to their 172 acre farm by Mora, MN in 2000. Their first crop was maple syrup, so they named their farm Sapsucker Farms, and they’ve…

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