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January 2019

J-Term 2019: Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores

January 2 @ 2:00 pm - January 20 @ 10:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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J-Term 2019: Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores January 2-20, 2019 Course Fee: $2075 Scholarships available Check with your school on Financial Aid Eligibility and pre-approving class absences if there are potential date conflicts Click here to download PDF of the Course Flyer Click here to download a Registration Form Click here to download Scholarship Form Click here to download Participant Information and required forms Click here to read feedback from past participants Click here to go to our J-Term Facebook page…

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman – MN DNR event

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - January 27 @ 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 2019

Scout Climbing Wall Day

February 9 @ 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

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

Omashkooz: Returning a Native After a wonderful banquet dinner, Mike Schrage, Wildlife Biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, will talk about the reintroduction of elk to Minnesota. Omashkooz is the Ojibwe word for elk. Mike will talk about the efforts of the Fond du Lac Band, the University of Minnesota and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to investigate the feasibility of restoring elk to parts of northeast Minnesota. He’ll talk about the history and ecology of elk…

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Winter Family Weekend 2019

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - February 18 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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February 15-18, 2019 - 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 your family may enjoy during your stay at the…

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March 2019

Outdoor Education & Raptor Lab Workshop

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This is a FREE workshop facilitated by Wolf Ridge made possible by a collaboration with The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, UMN Extension, and Eagle Bluff ELC. The grant from LCCMR allows for the development of the "Outdoor Investigator" module of "Raptor Lab" and the FREE teacher trainings being held around the state of Minnesota. Raptor Lab is an interactive online learning environment that models the process of scientific investigation in real-world settings through the active role-play of…

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Maple Syrup Day 2019

March 23 @ 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 2019

Dinner at the Lake – April

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

The Monarch Butterfly ~ Conservation of a Beloved Insect  with Katie-Lyn Bunney of the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab After a wonderful banquet dinner, Katie-Lyn Bunney , Program Coordinator - Monarchs in the Classroom at the U of MN Monarch Lab, will talk about the Monarch butterfly. Learn more about the complex biology and natural history of these beautiful butterflies, from identifying instars to following their migration patterns, and learn about current research, monitoring and conservation efforts. Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation…

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May 2019

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Spring 2019

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 5 @ 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’ (ACNW) 780 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 reading, or just relax and take in nature. You’ll…

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June 2019

50th Anniversary Weekend

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - June 16 @ 11:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Join us for this weekend of reunion, remembrance, reflection and recreation!  The weekend kicks off on Friday, June 14 - with check-in starting at 5:00 pm - and ends on Sunday morning.  (note: no dinner will be served on Friday evening) Here is the weekend's tentative schedule: Friday, June 14: Check-in at 5 pm Socializing and enjoying our campus Campfire (weather permitting) Saturday, June 15: Breakfast at 7:30 am Activities: High Ropes, Canoeing, Archery,…

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Outdoor Explorers 2019

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - June 28 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$468 – $530

Outdoor Explorers summer camp For kids entering Grades 5-7 Camper: $520 Unleash the explorer in you! Spend a summer week roaming our forests and learn how to build fires, shoot a bow, and make a survival shelter; then find your way home using only a compass. Challenge yourself on our rock wall and high ropes course, and then relax by swimming, fishing and canoeing on beautiful Grindstone Lake. It will be a week of new adventures and excitement in the great outdoors!…

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July 2019

Wild About Animals 2019

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - July 12 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$495 – $550

Wild About Animals summer camp For kids entering Grades 4-6 Camper: $550 Spend a wild week learning about caring for rehabilitated animals and exploring the lives of animals in the wild.  Get up close and personal with the animals at the Audubon Center and take animal-focused field trips to zoos, aquariums, and more! You can also traverse our high ropes course, try your hand at catching fish, and have time to cool off in Grindstone Lake during this animal-packed adventure.…

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Rocks, Ropes & Rafts 2019

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - July 26 @ 3:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$580 – $645

Rocks, Ropes & Rafts summer camp For kids entering Grades 6-8 Camper: $645 Are you ready for a full week of adventure and adrenaline? Experience all the thrills of white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, high ropes and more at our beautiful, 780-acre campus. For extra thrills, we will take field trips to parks and rivers near Sandstone as well as to great outdoor destinations in the North Woods. This overnight summer camp is guaranteed to appeal to the adventurer in…

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