adult naturalistsKids shouldn’t get to have all the fun! Try our program series as we bring adult-level instruction and a child-like sense of wonder together. Deepen your understanding of the natural world with crafts and outdoor experiences led by Museum Naturalists and local experts. Tell us what YOU want to do next!

 

2017 Fall Programs

Thursday, September 7

Intro to the Fall Macrofungi that Occur in Wisconsin

(Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Jay Justice (A Free-Lance, Free Range Field Mycologist, who has been studying mushrooms/fungi for over 35 years) to discover the rainbow of Macrofungi that inhabit our forests. We’ll start at the Cable Natural History Museum at 10:00 a.m. with a 45 minute slideshow. If the weather is nice, we’ll end with a short walk in the woods to experience mushrooms first-hand, ending by 11:30 a.m. Registration is required online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by September 6. Cost is $5 members/$10 non-members.

 

Tuesday, September 12

Geology of the Northwoods

(Adult Naturalist Program)

Join retired geologist Fred Haueter on a driving tour that highlights Northwest Wisconsin geology! Begin on Hwy 27 south of Barnes and end at Amnicon Falls State Park. Participants will explore evidence of glacial geology (striations, hummocky terrain, outwash plain, kettle lakes, sand dune, Glacial Lake Duluth spillway) and bedrock geology (basalt lava flows, volcanic conglomerates, Weyerhauser copper mine, Douglas Fault and Bayfield sandstone). Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 9:30 a.m. for a short overview presentation, then carpool to the sites and return by 3:00 p.m. Dress for the weather. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and water. Registration required online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by September 7.

$25 member/$30 non-member.

 

Saturday, September 16

Developing Your Eye with Botanical Illustration

(Adult Naturalist Program)

Lois Nestel, the Museum’s founding director and naturalist, was a talented artist, and her botanical illustrations are a valued part of our collections. In honor of her and the Museum’s 50th Birthday, we’re offering a chance to follow in her footsteps. Local artist Janet Moore will use the Museum’s wonderful flower gardens to teach the techniques and talk about the many benefits of drawing plants. Through guided exercises and individual instruction, students of all abilities will learn and practice observing and drawing accurately with pencil and painting in watercolors to bring plants to life. Meet from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Participants may bring a sack lunch, or lunch may be ordered from the Brick House Café. Registration required online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by September 8. $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Wednesday, September 27

Hawk Ridge Field Trip (Adult Naturalist Program)

One of nature’s remarkable spectacles can be witnessed each fall in Duluth, MN. Migrating raptors, originating from summer breeding areas as far north as the Arctic and with wintering destinations as far south as points in South America, concentrate in impressive numbers at the western tip of Lake Superior. Join us as we travel to the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory to watch one of the greatest migrations of birds of prey in North America. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 10:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. Space is limited.

Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by September 22. $12 member/$17 non-member.

 

Wednesday, October 4

Krista’s Oval Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this pretty 6″X11″X14″ oval-shaped market basket. It is made with a notched handle and is accented with 3 rows of seagrass. Colored reed will also be available for you to use as an accent. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Registration required online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by September 27. $43 member/$48 non-member.

 

Friday, October 6

Fall Colors Hike to Juniper Rock Overlook (Adult Naturalist Program)

Enjoy the fall colors while hiking on one of the Northwoods’ most beautiful trails. Meet Naturalist Haley Appleman at the Cable Natural History Museum at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the Juniper Rock Overlook, a 2-mile round-trip hike with a sixty-foot cliff overlooking the Chequamegon National Forest. Expect uneven trails, dress for the weather, and bring snacks and water. Return by noon. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by October 4. Donations welcome.

 

Friday, October 20

Wine Basket Class (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this simple market basket that will hold 2 bottles of wine, or vinegars, or flavored oils. It has a woven divider and you will have a variety of colored reed to choose from to add as accent rows. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by October 13. $43 member/$48 non-member.

 

Thursday, October 19

CNHM Dinner Lecture: Impenetrable Ice, Large Lakes, and Changing Coastlines: Evolution of the Lake Superior Region—Part 1  (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Dr. Dave Ullman, assistant professor of geoscience at Northland College, to explore the most recent data explaining the timing of glacial ice surrounding Lake Superior and the implications for past shorelines. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rookery Pub. You may also join us for dinner and conversation after the presentation. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by October 4. $5 member/$10 non-member.

 

Friday, October 20

Wine Basket Class (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this simple market basket that will hold 2 bottles of wine, or vinegars, or flavored oils. It has a woven divider and you will have a variety of colored reed to choose from to add as accent rows. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by October 13. $43 member/$48 non-member.

 

Wednesday, November 8

Crex Meadows Birding Adventure (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Museum Naturalist Haley Appleman for an afternoon at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg, WI. We’ll spend a few hours in the afternoon exploring the marshes and brush prairies, looking for species such as trumpeter swans and rough-legged hawks. Toward dusk we’ll be able to see hundreds, if not thousands, of sandhill cranes as they move into the refuge from surrounding areas to roost for the night. Stop for dinner in Siren at Adventures Restaurant & Pub on the way home. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 12:30 p.m. and return by 9:00 p.m. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by November 6.  $32 member/$37 non-member.

 

Wednesday, November 15

Williamsburg Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this traditional market basket. It uses a Williamsburg handle, which will assist you shaping your basket from a square bottom to a circular rim. You will be able to practice a simple stop/start weaving pattern throughout this basket. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by November 8. $43 member/$48 non-member.

 

Thursday, November 16

Dinner Lecture: Sediments and Soils of the Apostle Islands—Part 2 (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Dr. Tom Fitz, Professor of Geoscience, Northland College, to learn about the sediments left at the end of glacial deposition, the soils that have developed on those glacial-age sediments, and modern beach sediments. Dr. Fitz’s interest in soils has grown because soils connect the physical Earth to terrestrial life. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rookery Pub. You may also join us for dinner and conversation after the presentation. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by November 15. $5 member/$10 non-member.

 

Friday, November 17

Williamsburg Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this traditional market basket. It uses a Williamsburg handle, which will assist you shaping your basket from a square bottom to a circular rim. You will be able to practice a simple stop/start weaving pattern throughout this basket. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by November 8. $43 member/$48 non-member.

 

Thursday, December 14

Christmas Tree Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this fun basket. You will love this medium-sized circular wooden-based basket. It will be made with a simple start/stop, over/under weave, using natural and colored reed. It will be embellished by weaving 3 simple, green Christmas trees to the front of your basket. It is adorable!

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by December 7. $43 member/$48 non-member.

 

Thursday, December 14

CNHM Dinner Lecture: The Fluency of Our Inland Sea; Exploring Physics in Large Lakes (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Jay Austin as he describes how Lake Superior, one of the largest lakes in the world, has been shown to be sensitive to climate change. What have we observed in this lake over the last several decades? What are the consequences? Austin is a Professor and Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UMD and holds a joint appointment at the Large Lakes Observatory. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rookery Pub. You may also join us for dinner and conversation after the presentation. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890 by December 13. $5 member/$10 non-member.

The Museum asks that everyone who wants to participate in a Museum sponsored event sign a Participation Agreement and a Waiver Agreement.

Read our Participation Agreement and our Waiver Agreement here, and sign the waivers online when you register for a program.