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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 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

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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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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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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Volunteer Work Weekend – June

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - June 2 @ 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 @ 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!  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 @ 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 @ 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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