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North Lakeland Discovery Center

877-543-2085|http://discoverycenter.net/

February 2020

Van Vliet Old Growth Snowshoe

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
van vliet, East Van Vliet Rd
Presque Isle, WI United States
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Free

Join a naturalist and learn about this unique habitat and some interesting winter animal adaptations during this fun snowshoe. Transportation from the Discovery Center provided...

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Knowledge at Noon: Snowy Owls

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menomonie St.
MInocqua, WI 54548 United States

Snowy owls are captivating birds that are occasional visitors to the Northwoods. Engage in a fun discussion on the adaptations and traits that make this...

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Nibbles ‘n Knowledge: Secret Love Lives of Animals, Part 6

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 28 Red Feather Road
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$20

In this hilarious and educational program you will learn about the secret love lives our Wisconsin wildlife participate in. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers from...

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Felted Cardinals Workshop

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$45

Make a beautiful red felted Cardinal to celebrate Valentine's Day. This class will cover basic needle felting techniques as well as some advanced methods. Please...

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Snowshoe Hike with History

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$18

Take a fascinating hike through history in the Toy Lake Swamp State Natural Area. Explore the lives of the people that lived in this area...

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Photography with Jeff Richter

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$30

Learn the basics of photography. Jeff is an award-winning nature photographer. He will share his technical and artistic insights. Wildlife and landscape photography will be...

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March 2020

Knowledge at Noon: Maple Syruping 101

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boulder Junction Public Library, 5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512 United States

Walk through the process of making your own wonderful syrup - from identifying the perfect tree to boiling it down just right. Donations appreciated.

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Winter Interpretive Ski

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$16

Engaging and informative ski on the Discovery Center ski trails. Look for animal tracks and discuss physical and behavioral adaptations that enable wildlife to survive...

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Nibbles ‘n Knowledge: Discover Sylvania

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 28 Red Feather Road
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$20

Sylvania Wilderness is a mini version of the BWCA or Quetico right in our backyard. Old-growth forest, exquisite scenery, crystal clear lakes, abundant wildlife and...

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Owl Prowl and Night Hike at MECCA Trail

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
Free

Enjoy a night hike searching for stealthy and elusive owls. Begin the evening by learning about owl adaptations and then travel to Mercer's MECCA trail...

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Eco-Trivia

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 28 Red Feather Road
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$10

Test your knowledge on woods, waters, history, and general Northwoods knowledge. Participants will work in collaborative teams. Bring a team of up to six, or...

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April 2020

Knowledge at Noon: Bog Ecology and Bog People

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret St
Mercer, WI United States

Bogs are unique landscapes and we are lucky to have so many in the Northwoods. Dual presentation from both the natural and historical aspects of...

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Porcupine Quill Earring Workshop

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$25

Learn a bit about our local "prickly pig" and get a little creative. This fun class will teach you how to assemble porcupine quills, beads,...

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Nibbles ‘n Knowledge: Magical Mammals

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 28 Red Feather Road
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$20

It was recently discovered that flying squirrels of North America are bio fluorescent. Under UV light, flying squirrels fluoresce bright pink, just like the owls...

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Midwest Crane Count Training and Count

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 5:30 am

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States

Count cranes across Vilas County. Plan to attend a brief training on the day prior to the count to review protocol and determine logistics. Either...

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Midwest Crane Count Training and Count

April 11 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 am
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 5:30 am

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States

Count cranes across Vilas County. Plan to attend a brief training on the day prior to the count to review protocol and determine logistics. Either...

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Felted Spring Landscape Workshop

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$45

Celebrate Spring by creating some Northwoods-inspired landscapes in wool felt. Create three-dimensional felted flowers to add depth to your landscapes. This class will cover basic...

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May 2020

Knowledge at Noon: The Wonderful World of Wild Rice

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Frank B Koller Memorial Library, 2 US 51
Manitowish Waters, WI United States

Known as "the food that grows on water," wild rice is a culturally significant plant in Wisconsin. Learn about wild rice's interesting life history and...

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Acoustic Bat Monitor Training

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States

Bats in Wisconsin are under threat of White Nose Syndrome. Following a program on Wisconsin bats, learn how to become part of an Acoustic Bat...

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Acoustic Bat Monitor Refresher

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States

This program is for those already trained on the Acoustic Bat Monitoring equipment, but want a refresher on how to use the equipment before the...

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Helping Hands Day

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States

Volunteers and community groups are invited to join Discovery Center staff in cleaning up the grounds, prepping gardens and trails, and doing a bit of...

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Nibbles ‘n Knowledge: We Tan the World: Hemlock Bark Leather Tanning, A Forgotten History

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$20

Hemlock tanneries were in operation throughout Wisconsin from the mid-1800s to the early 1920s. Most tanneries used hemlock bark for tanning the leather, so hemlock...

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July 2020

Family Play Day

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy healthy outdoor activities and play for the whole family, including nature art, giant bubble making, lawn games, geocaching, war canoe rides, water balloon games,...

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September 2020

Musky Lure and Tackle Swap

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
Free

Like to fish muskies? Have a bunch of old lures hanging around that you never throw? Sell them and help support the Discovery Center at...

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Sasquatch Sip & Stroll

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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$30

Join us as we highlight local brews and wines on a hike through the forest. Explore our Interpretive Trail while partaking in beer and wine...

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