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February 2018

Scout Climbing Wall Day

February 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - February 19, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - May 6, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - June 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Rocks, Ropes & Rafts summer camp 2018

June 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$645

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, 640-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 you! TO REGISTER: This event is…

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July 2018

Ways of Wildlife summer camp 2018

July 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - July 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$550

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. To register: Click here to…

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Volunteer Work Day – July 2018

July 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

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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Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild

July 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - July 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$499 – $1179

Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild July 15-20, 2018  (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 zip-lining are just a taste of your outdoor fun as you venture through the lush greenery on your next…

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Outdoor Explorations summer camp 2018

July 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - July 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$520

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! TO REGISTER: Click here…

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August 2018

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

August 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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 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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MN’s Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country

August 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - September 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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 August 26 - September 2, 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…

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September 2018

Free Maple Syrup Tubing Clinic

September 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Jim Adamski, from CDL Roth Sugar Bush with 30+ years experience as a sugarmaker, will present this free clinic/demo. Great for novice and experienced sugarmakers alike! Free and open to the public. Topics include: site layout, installing mainlines and lateral lines, and all other facets of the tubing installation process. This clinic is conducted in the woods, so please dress accordingly. This free clinic then leads into our Volunteer Work Weekend – so if you’d like to stay around for the…

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Volunteer Work Weekend – Sept. 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

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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Women’s Adventure Spree – Experience the Superior Hiking Trail

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - October 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$995

Women's Adventure Spree - Experience the Superior Hiking Trail September 29 - October 3, 2018 During this lodge-based adventure, experience one of the country’s most scenic trails! This week will be an active exploration of many gorgeous and challenging stretches of the 240-mile trail. Expect rugged hiking rewarded with great views and a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Each day will end with the cozy comforts of a lodge for conversation and libations. As a women’s-only program, this offers great scenery, accommodations…

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October 2018

Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend – Fall 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$207 – $525

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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Bids for Kids – K12 Scholarship Fundraiser – October 2018

October 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$50

Bids for Kids 2018 K-12 Scholarship Fundraiser October 13, 2018 Join us for this fun event to help fund scholarships for our K-12 environmental learners! Silent Auction and Social Hour start at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 5:30 pm, auction follows ♦ Appetizers, Beer & Wine ♦ Banquet Dinner ♦ Guest Speaker Doug Wood "Children & Nature" ♦ Live Music ♦ Live Auction   ♦ Silent Auction ♦ Raffle Drawing Cost is $50/person.  Pre-registration is required. This is a prepaid event. Please note that…

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December 2018

Holiday Dinner at the Lake

December 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Please join us for this year-end celebration! A wonderful banquet dinner followed by a beautiful presentation by award-winning nature photographer Craig Blacklock on a photography tour of the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers. Craig will show segments of the video that accompanies his new book, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, and talk about the creation of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway 50 years ago. He will have copies of his books for sale, and will…

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January 2019

Homeschool Camp – Winter 2019

January 14 @ 10:30 am - January 16 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$48 – $118

Winter Homeschool Camp at ACNW - January 14-16, 2019 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. Join for us for a one- or two-night environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education.  During these camps, your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor…

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