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North Lakeland Discovery Center

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215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States
715.543.2085 http://www.discoverycenter.net

December 2019

Christmas Bird Counts

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States

Join the Discovery Center Bird Club in this enjoyable citizen science activity focused on monitoring the abundance of our winter resident birds. This is a...

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Winter Family Play Day and Chili Cook Off

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States

This annual event is free, you just need to sign up your entry. Taste and vote for your favorite between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm....

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Candlelit Snowshoe

December 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States
$7

Enjoy an evening snowshoe hike on the Discovery Center's two mile snowshoe trails with beautifully lit luminaries paving the way. Bring your own snowshoes or...

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January 2020

Nibbles ‘n Knowledge: Carnivores of the Apostle Islands

January 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States
$20

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin is a great laboratory for understanding the wildlife ecology. Hear about an on-going, collaborative project studying the...

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February 2020

Felted Cardinals Workshop

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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

Winter Interpretive Ski

March 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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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Owl Prowl and Night Hike at MECCA Trail

March 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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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April 2020

Porcupine Quill Earring Workshop

April 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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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Midwest Crane Count Training and Count

April 10, 2020 @ 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,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 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,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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

Acoustic Bat Monitor Training

May 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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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June 2020

16th Annual Northwoods Birding Festival

June 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States
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The North Lakeland Discovery Center invites you to experience the best of birding in Wisconsin's Northwoods during peak spring migration. Warbler walks, field trips, workshops...

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16th Annual Northwoods Birding Festival

June 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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discoverycenter.net
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States
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The North Lakeland Discovery Center invites you to experience the best of birding in Wisconsin's Northwoods during peak spring migration. Warbler walks, field trips, workshops...

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Discovery Center Gala Dinner

June 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United States
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Kick off the summer season in style at the Discovery Center where you’ll enjoy socializing during appetizers and cocktails on the patio by the lake,...

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July 2020

Family Play Day

July 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 215 County Hwy W
Manitowish Waters,WI54545United 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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