August 2019

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03:00pm Portable B...
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Portable Boreal Observatory

Thursday August 1, 2019 03:00pm-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is very fortunate to be working with the University of Minnesota Duluth this summer. UMD will set up their Portable Boreal Observatory on Thursday's in the Nature Center.

It may not be nighttime but the UMD has a way to take visitors on a nature walk through space. Visitors will be able to view the night sky and travel the cosmos from inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Times will be

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
Each lasting about 20 minutes.



   

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11:00am Kids' Day...
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Kids' Day

Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center



Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

   
      

 

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02:00pm US Forest ...
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US Forest Service Presentations

Tuesday August 6, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated



         

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03:00pm Portable B...
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Portable Boreal Observatory

Thursday August 8, 2019 03:00pm-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is very fortunate to be working with the University of Minnesota Duluth this summer. UMD will set up their Portable Boreal Observatory on Thursday's in the Nature Center.

It may not be nighttime but the UMD has a way to take visitors on a nature walk through space. Visitors will be able to view the night sky and travel the cosmos from inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Times will be

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
Each lasting about 20 minutes.



  

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01:30pm Gunflint T...
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Gunflint Trail Historical Society - August Membership Meeting

Monday August 12, 2019 01:30pm-03:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center - 12059 Gunflint Trail

Held at Seagull Lake Community Center - 12059 Gunflint Trail

Meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society has four public membership meetings available to all GTHS members and the public. Membership meetings are held the second Monday of June, July, August, and September at either the Seagull Lake Community Center or the A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (you can find a list of meeting dates and places on the GTHS website).
 

Treats and conversation follow (thank you to the ladies that provide the home baked goodies each month). If you would like to bring some baked goodies or treats for our monthly meetings please contact Judy Edlund 218-388-4400.

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11:00am Kids' Day ...
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Kids' Day is Back

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center




Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

 

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02:00pm US Forest ...
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US Forest Service Presentations

Tuesday August 13, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated

 

  

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06:00pm Dark Sky C...
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Dark Sky Caravan

Friday August 16, 2019 - Saturday August 17, 2019 06:00pm-10:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center


We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe.

The journey will begin in Duluth at the UMD planetarium, and will end on August 17th in the footprint of the darkest night sky in the US east of the Mississippi. Each day we will travel to a new destination with our portable planetarium and telescopes, where we will offer free programming for all.

Inside the UMD GeoDome planetarium, you can take an interactive guided tours of the known universe. From the earth to the edge of the observable universe and all points in between.

Outside, we will have telescopes set-up and experts on hand for viewing the sun, stars, planets and moon. Our journey will begin with the new moon and end on the first quarter moon, giving visitors a chance to view the moon before and after sunset (weather permitting). This week is also the peak viewing time for the annual Perseid Meteor shower, where we can anticipate 50-70 meteors per hour.

Planetarium shows will be offered on the half hour. In the event of cloudy skies, programming will be limited to the planetarium.

Wear long pants/sleeves. It may be summer, but the temperature can cool down in the evenings, and you're not moving around very much while observing.Wear bug spray. It's a good idea to protect yourself from mosquitoes and you'll enjoy the time more if you're not having to swat away bugs. But please do not spray bug spray near the telescopes. Apply it beforehand or briefly walk away from the telescopes to spray.

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06:00pm Dark Sky C...
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Dark Sky Caravan

Friday August 16, 2019 - Saturday August 17, 2019 06:00pm-10:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center


We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe.

The journey will begin in Duluth at the UMD planetarium, and will end on August 17th in the footprint of the darkest night sky in the US east of the Mississippi. Each day we will travel to a new destination with our portable planetarium and telescopes, where we will offer free programming for all.

Inside the UMD GeoDome planetarium, you can take an interactive guided tours of the known universe. From the earth to the edge of the observable universe and all points in between.

Outside, we will have telescopes set-up and experts on hand for viewing the sun, stars, planets and moon. Our journey will begin with the new moon and end on the first quarter moon, giving visitors a chance to view the moon before and after sunset (weather permitting). This week is also the peak viewing time for the annual Perseid Meteor shower, where we can anticipate 50-70 meteors per hour.

Planetarium shows will be offered on the half hour. In the event of cloudy skies, programming will be limited to the planetarium.

Wear long pants/sleeves. It may be summer, but the temperature can cool down in the evenings, and you're not moving around very much while observing.Wear bug spray. It's a good idea to protect yourself from mosquitoes and you'll enjoy the time more if you're not having to swat away bugs. But please do not spray bug spray near the telescopes. Apply it beforehand or briefly walk away from the telescopes to spray.

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02:00pm Fish Resea...
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Fish Research with Dr. Seth Moore

Sunday August 18, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday afternoon presentation with Dr. Seth Moore on lake trout research.

Director of Biology/Fish and Wildlife Biologist Seth works for the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa: where his duties include management of fisheries and wildlife for sustainable harvest and administration of grants. He also conducts studies on species of interest and serves as tribal natural resources representative to Federal and State governments

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.

Donations are appreciated.

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11:00am Kids' Day ...
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Kids' Day is back!

Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center


Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

 

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02:00pm U.S. Fores...
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U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Tuesday August 20, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated



 


        


 

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03:00pm Portable B...
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Portable Boreal Observatory

Thursday August 22, 2019 03:00pm-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is very fortunate to be working with the University of Minnesota Duluth this summer. UMD will set up their Portable Boreal Observatory on Thursday's in the Nature Center.

It may not be nighttime but the UMD has a way to take visitors on a nature walk through space. Visitors will be able to view the night sky and travel the cosmos from inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Times will be

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
Each lasting about 20 minutes.



Contact Chik-Wauk Museum for information at 218-388-9915.

   

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