Educational Fun Found at the end of the Gunflint Trail
Not that you needed yet another reason to come stay at Voyageur or visit us at the end of the Gunflint Trail, but here are a few if you still need coaxing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center announces 2011 Summer Season Naturalist Schedule
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will host a series of naturalist presentations during 2011 summer season. U.S. Forest Service Ranger Presentations, which are part of the Becoming a Boundary Waters Family program, will be held every Thursday at 3 p.m. from June 23 through August 25. Nature Walks and Talks will be held every Sunday at 2 p.m. from June 26 through August 28. Topics of the presentations and walks include wildfire ecology, trees of the boreal biome, wildflowers, birds and human history. All presentations and walks begin by gathering on Chik-Wauk’s front porch.
All presentations are free of charge and there is no need to register. There is a small admission fee for those wishing to go through the museum before or after the presentations. More information about the presentations and walks are available by calling Chik-Wauk at 218-388-9915 or at www.chikwauk.com
Please see attached schedule for more details.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center opened on July 4, 2010. The museum features interpretative and interactive exhibits which focus on the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail. Six nature trails, including two ADA accessible paths, crisscross the Nature Center’s 50 acre grounds. The museum is open daily, from 10-5, through October 16, 2011. Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is located 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Highway 12). The museum is housed in the former Chik-Wauk Lodge which was constructed in 1934. More information is available at www.chikwauk.com.
Nature Walks and Talks
Sundays 2:00 p.m.
June 26- August 28
Take a Sunday drive up the Gunflint Trail and stretch your legs on Chik-Wauk’s network of nature trails. Naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts are your tour guides.
June 26: Wildflowers Wander with Betty Hemstad, author of Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters
July 3: Fire and Water Set The Stage with Master Naturalist Virginia Danfelt
July 10: Trees and Shrubs of the Boreal Biome with Master Naturalist Virginia Danfelt
July 17: Talking Trees with retired schoolteacher and Gunflint Trail resident Kate Kelnberger
July 24: Flipped Perspectives: Take a Walk with An Otter’s Point of View with retired wilderness ranger and amateur naturalist Ellen Hawkins
July 31: Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Gunflint Trail with naturalist and Gunflint Trail resident John Silliman
August 7: Wildfire Ecology with naturalist and Gunflint Trail resident John Silliman
August 14: The Common Loon with loon enthusiast and Gunflint Trail resident Phyllis Sherman
August 21: Wilderness Ramble with teacher and naturalist Kati Kristenson
August 28: Plant and Animal Adaptations for Survival with naturalist Kent Jones
Becoming A Boundary Waters Family
U.S. Forest Service Ranger Presentations
Thursdays 3:00 p.m.
June 23-August 25
Join guest experts from the U.S. Forest Service (including biologists, archeologists, ecologists and storytellers) as they offer presentations about the north woods and BWCAW.
June 23: Naturalist Program
June 30: Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas
July 7: Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas
July 14: Significant Relationships: Forest and Fire
July 21: Aquatic Invasives
July 28: Naturalist Program
August 4: Heritage Resource Management and Human History of the BWCAW
August 11: Amazing Orchids of Northern MN
August 18: Geology All Around Us
August 25: Significant Relationships: Forest and Fire