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!

2016 Fall Programs

Saturday, September 3

Bayfield County Mushroom Foray (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join local and regional mushroom experts to hone your ID skills and learn all about the amazing world of fungi. The Saturday forays begin at 9:00 a.m. and are open to the public. The entire event (for members of the Wisconsin and Minnesota Mycological Societies) is September 1-3. Contact emily@cablemuseum.org or at the Cable Natural History Museum 715-798-3890 for more information and where to meet.

 

Wednesday, September 14

Sounds of the Elk! (Adult Naturalist Program)
Join elk biologist Laine Stowell and a Cable Natural History Museum Naturalist in calling for the bulls! Meet at 6:00 a.m. in Clam Lake and travel to several locations to hear elk bugling, returning by 9:00 a.m. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a significant distance over uneven terrain in low light conditions. Space is limited. Register by noon on Friday, September 9 by calling 715-798-3890 and get directions to the meeting place. Donations accepted.

 

Wednesday, September 21

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 a Cable Natural History Museum naturalist 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 Museum at 10:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. Space is limited. Register by September 20 by calling 715-798-3890.   $10 member/$15 non-member.

 

September 29 through 30

Artist’s North Woods Retreat (Adult Naturalist Program)

Northland College and the Museum are partnering to put on this exciting new program! Join two talented and local artists, Diana Randolph and Jan Wise, for this artist’s retreat nestled among the old growth trees at Forest Lodge on Lake Namekagon in Cable, Wisconsin. Discover how to artistically represent your sense of awe and emotional response from being immersed in the pristine lake and forest environment of this unique Northwoods retreat. This workshop includes individual projects, guided exercises, field instruction, and personal work time. For more information and to register, visit www.northland.edu/event/

 

Tuesday, October 11

Corner Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this easy to weave corner basket, woven with a quarter circle wooden base and attached ball feet. It will be accented with smoked reed and Cherokee wheels around the top. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register by October 4 by calling 715-798-3890. $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Wednesday, October 12

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 by October 10 by calling 715-798-3890.   $30 member/$35 non-member.

 

Thursday, October 20

Corner Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this easy to weave corner basket,  woven with a quarter circle wooden base and attached ball feet.  It will be accented  with smoked reed and Cherokee wheels around the top. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Museum. Space is limited. Register by October 11 by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890.  $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Tuesday, October 25

Field Walk with John Kotar:Why Wisconsin Forests Look the Way They Do #5

(Adult Naturalist Program)

Have you ever wondered what a plant was and why it grows there? John Kotar can tell you! As emeritus professor of forest ecology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kotar developed an ecological classification system for Great Lakes forests. Join him on a field trip up the gentle back slope of Mount Telemark to gain the widest possible view of this great forested region. We’ll enjoy a virtual glance back into the not so distant Ice Age that shaped it. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 10:30 a.m., return by 2:00 p.m. Bring a lunch and water; dress for the weather. Expect a walk with many pauses for questions and answers. Register by October 24 by calling 715-798-3890. $10 member/$15 non-member.

 

Thursday, October 27

Dinner Lecture: Lake Baikal (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Rick Erickson science teacher at Bayfield High School, to hear about his adventure accompanying students to Siberia. You will hear stories of their Lake Baikal experience, and you will hear about the friendships formed with people who live near the other largest freshwater lake in the world. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rookery Pub. You may also join us for dinner and conversation after the presentation. Register by October 25 by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890. $5 member/$10 non-member.

 

Wednesday, November 2

Corner Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this easy to weave corner basket,  woven with a quarter circle wooden base and attached ball feet.  It will be accented  with smoked reed and Cherokee wheels around the top. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Museum. Space is limited. Register by October 11 by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890.  $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Thursday, November 10

Dinner Lecture: Wood Turtle Conservation (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Bob Hay, former DNR herpetologist, to learn about the status and history of wood turtles in Wisconsin and the activities and successes of the Wood Turtle Conservation Program from its inception in 2007 to the present. This includes surveys to identify existing nesting sites in northern WI counties, a four-year wood turtle hatchling program, and work being done to restore and create nesting sites that significantly improve hatching rates. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rookery Pub. You may also join us for dinner and conversation after the presentation. Register by November 8 by calling the Cable Natural History Museum 715-798-3890.  $5 member/$10 non-member.

 

Wednesday, November 30

Vanity Fair Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this beautiful basket, woven on a racetrack-shaped wooden base. It is accented with dyed round reed and has 2 ceramic handles. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register by November 22 by calling 715-798-3890.  $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Wednesday, December 7

Vanity Fair Basket (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this beautiful basket, woven on a racetrack-shaped wooden base. It is accented with dyed round reed and has 2 ceramic handles. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Register by November 29 by calling 715-798-3890. $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Thursday, December 8

Dinner Lecture:  Current Trends in Wolf Research and Management (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator, to learn about recent studies that examine wolf impact on vegetation and deer in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area. In addition, Adrian will discuss social research on public acceptance of wolves and wolf management, and share recent developments in wolf management and how politics are affecting development of management policies in the state. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rookery Pub. You may also join us for dinner and conversation after the presentation. Register by December 6 by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890.  $5 member/$10 non-member.

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Land-based Activity Waiver

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