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April 2019

Dinner at the Lake – April

April 13, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - May 5, 2019 @ 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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Volunteer Work Weekend – June

May 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy an early summer weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods - in exchange for 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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June 2019

50th Anniversary Weekend

June 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 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!  For alumni and donors - June 14-16, we've planned a weekend that kicks off on Friday with check-in starting at 5:00 pm - and ends on Sunday morning.  (note: no dinner will be served on Friday evening). We have lodging packages and camping packages available (that include all meals, including Saturday’s dinner), as well as a la carte meals for purchase for campers.…

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50th Anniversary Open House

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
FREE

Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Join us for this day reunion, remembrance, reflection and recreation!  FREE for everyone - Saturday, June 15, is our 50th Anniversary ‘Open House’ day to commemorate our first half century. This free family-friendly event is filled with activities to participate in as well as the opportunity to get to know us, hike our trails and just soak in the beautiful nature that abounds at the Center. OPEN HOUSE DAY FOR EVERYONE - 10:00 am…

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50th Anniversary Dinner at the Lake

June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

50th Anniversary Dinner at the Lake - 50 Years at ACNW with Mike Link, former Director, and Bryan Wood, current Director After a wonderful banquet dinner, enjoy a journey through the history of ACNW, hear about current programs and take a look into the future. Presented by Mike Link, retired Founding Director of ACNW, and Bryan Wood, current Executive Director. Appetizers start at 5:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:00 p.m.; presentation follows dinner Dinner at the Lake meal and presentation:  Adults:…

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Outdoor Explorers 2019

June 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 12, 2019 @ 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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Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild

July 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$499 – $1049

Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild July 14-19, 20198  (Road Scholar® #23100RJ) Designed for grandparents with the grandchildren ages 12-15 years old. Hold on to your helmets! Deep in the heart of Minnesota’s Northwoods, you and your grandchild will experience some of the most exciting sports this side of the Mississippi River. White water rafting, archery, rock climbing and a ropes challenge course are just a taste of your outdoor fun as you venture through the lush greenery…

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Rocks, Ropes & Rafts 2019

July 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 26, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

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

August 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - August 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1899

Minnesota's Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country August 5-12, 2018 (Road Scholar® #21938RJ)  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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Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild

August 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$499 – $1049

Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild August 11-16, 2019  (Road Scholar® #23100RJ) Designed for grandparents with the grandchildren ages 12-15 years old. Hold on to your helmets! Deep in the heart of Minnesota’s Northwoods, you and your grandchild will experience some of the most exciting sports this side of the Mississippi River. White water rafting, archery, rock climbing and a ropes challenge course are just a taste of your outdoor fun as you venture through the lush greenery…

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Volunteer Work Weekend – August

August 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - August 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy a late summer weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods - in exchange for 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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September 2019

Dinner at the Lake, Sept. 21, 2019

September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Life in the Middle of Nowhere with Arctic Explorer Lonnie Dupre After a wonderful banquet dinner, Lonnie Dupre, Arctic Explorer and mountaineer, will give us an overview of his life doing expeditions and "Living Simply". We'll learn about the challenges of climbing Denali aka Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak solo and in winter, as well as expeditions around Greenland and to the North Pole. Join Lonnie as he shares life on the trail with special emphasis placed on setting…

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Women’s Adventure Spree – Experience the Superior Hiking Trail

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$845 – $995

Women's Adventure Spree - Experience the Superior Hiking Trail: Northern Sections September 28 - October 2, 2019 During this lodge-based adventure, experience one of the country’s most scenic trails! Registration is open to adult women only (21 yrs or older). Participant All-Inclusive Fee (includes transportation, guide, lodging and meals): $ 995 per person; single occupancy room Please note: A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot; balance will be due by August 1, 2019.  All fees are non-refundable (there are…

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October 2019

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Fall 2019

October 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 4:30 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 retreat weekend. Spend this time with your friends or take the opportunity to get away by yourself, meet new people, and learn new skills. During the weekend, you can choose from a wide variety of mind, body & spirit activities, book a massage or private reiki, chakra or intuitive session, and…

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November 2019

Bids for Kids 2019

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E
St. Anthony, MN 55421 United States
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$50

Bids for Kids 2019 K-12 Scholarship Fundraiser November 7, 2019 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN 6:00-8:30 pm Join us for this inspiring evening to support our K-12 environmental learners! Silent Auction and Social Hour - 6:00-7:00 pm, Program and Live Auction - 7:00 pm         With emcee Belinda Jensen from KARE-11 TV ♦ Heavy Appetizers  ♦ Drinks ♦ Live Music ♦ Silent & Live Auctions ♦ Raffle Drawing   To reserve your spot: Registration is…

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December 2019

Homeschool Camp Winter 2019

December 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - December 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States

  ACNW offers homeschool camps every fall and winter to extend our quality formal school programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 learners and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards. This year will be for ages ranging 5-12 (with age groups 5-9 year olds together and 10-12 year olds together). Join for us for a two-night, three-day environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education.  During these camps, your students will have…

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Holiday Dinner at the Lake – December 21, 2019

December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

with MN meterologist Sven Sundgaard Join us on the Winter Solstice for a great evening with drinks, appetizers and a scrumptious dinner, followed by a presentation from KARE 11 Meterologist Sven Sundgaard. Sven will discuss Minnesota's climate, what we are seeing today from the impacts of climate change, and what models show us of what to expect into the future. Sven will also highlight recent work he has done in Botswana, Africa, looking at how the planet's changing climate is affecting…

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January 2020

J-Term 2020: Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores – Predator Ecology

January 2 @ 4:00 pm - January 19 @ 10:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$2095

J-Term 2020: Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores - Predator Ecology January 2-19, 2020 Course Fee: $2095 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…

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Becoming an Outdoor Woman – MN DNR event

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - January 26 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) - 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…

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February 2020

Winter Family Weekend 2020

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - February 17 @ 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Our Calendar of Events has moved The Audubon Center of the North Woods is now Osprey Wilds!  Please check out this event at OspreyWilds.org - click here

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Dinner at the Lake – February 29, 2020

February 29 @ 6:00 pm

with Lake Superior Area Fisheries Supervisor Cory Goldsworthy Join us for a cozy evening with drinks, appetizers and a delicious dinner, followed by a presentation from Lake Superior Area Fisheries Supervisor Cory Goldsworthy. A bit about the organization and Cory: MN DNR’s Lake Superior Area Fisheries Program: The primary duties of Minnesota DNR’s Lake Superior Area Fisheries Office is to fulfill the State’s signatory obligation to A Joint Strategic Plan for the Management of Great Lakes Fisheries, an agreement facilitated…

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March 2020

Maple Syrup Day 2020

March 28 @ 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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May 2020

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Spring 2020

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - May 3 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Our Calendar of Events has moved The Audubon Center of the North Woods is now Osprey Wilds!  Please check out this event at OspreyWilds.org - click here

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