Minnesota Master Naturalist

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NWGL - Week of Welcoming Winter! @ Long Lake CC

Long Lake Conservation Center, 28952 438th Ln Palisade, MN 56469 website

28952 438th Ln
Palisade, MN 56469

As Minnesotans, about sixty percent of our lives is spent in the cold dark days of winter, and we yearn for the spring and warm months to explore and get our nature fix. Yet, winter is full of opportunities to explore and learn new things in nature. As many of us stay in throughout the cold months we miss out on all of these wonderful occurrences in nature and learning opportunities we have never taken advantage of before. The transition into the winter season is full of life and learning. In a unique, week-long North Woods, Great Lakes course, we will explore the wonders of nature in winter by birding, tracking animals and wildlife, learning how the first Minnesotans survived the winter, practicing our own winter resourcefulness, trekking through the forest, identifying trees by their twigs and bark and discovering new things about nature only observed in the winter.

The week of wonderful winter learning happens at Long Lake Conservation Center, a Residential Environmental Learning Center in Palisade, MN. Only 2.5 hours away from the metro, less than 2 hours away from St. Cloud, and 1 hour away from Duluth; Long Lake is an easy trip to the Northwoods. The course will begin on Monday and is followed by a 40 hour week of winter learning and exploration. The 40 hours includes multiple field trips, guest speakers, and classes in Long Lake’s modern facilities or out on 760 beautiful acres. Local residents will be able to attend daily from 8 am to about 5:30 pm every day of the week. Additionally, those who travel to the Northwoods for a week-long getaway will be able to stay at Long Lake in modern lodges (and can arrive Sunday at no additional cost). Cost does vary depending on what the participant prefers. Contact Long Lake and with facility questions: 218-768-4653.

Your choices:
• Basic 40 hour course (no lodging or meals): $295
• 40 hours course with homemade, hot lunches only. Monday-Friday: $395
• 40 hours course with lodging and breakfast, lunch, and dinner: $615

All course costs include manuals and supplies.

All participants will contribute to a small group capstone service project to be described in class.

The course cost is $295 and includes course manuals and supplies.

If the course cost is a hardship, please fill out the scholarship application. After the scholarship is fully processed, you will receive a code to be entered in the on-line registration process. Please wait until you receive that code to complete registration.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Beth Haasken

Katie Murphy

Marla Richter

Sponsor Information

Long Lake Conservation Center

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