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!

The Cable/Ashland Area Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course: Put it on your wish list for next June!

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2017 Summer Programs

 

Thursday, June 1

Wildflower Walk

Join Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer John Radloff for a “poesy-mosey” in the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness Area. Meet him at the North Country Trail trailhead on FR392/Reynard Lake Road, just west of the Delta-Drummond Road, north of Drummond, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1st, and return to the trailhead by noon. He’ll help you spot and identify the bouquet of wildflowers blooming right now! Dress for the weather and insects. Donations welcome. Online registration required by Thursday morning prior to the hike. Visit cablemuseum.org to register.

 

Monday, June 5 through Saturday June 10

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course

The WIMN Volunteer Training Course is a 40-hour series of classes and field trips. The course covers geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, water life, and human impacts through lectures and field trips with local experts. Become a certified naturalist! Cost is $250. For more info, email emily@cablemuseum.org. To register, visit wimasternaturalist.org.

 

Friday, June 23

Medium Organizer Basket Class for Beginners (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this simple basket which is just right for a beginning weaver. At 10 inches in diameter and 7 inches high, it is the perfect storage basket for any room in your home. You will practice the basics such as start/stop weaving and twining. If you’ve already experienced two or more of Jean’s classes, please sit this one out and let a new weaver learn!  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Online registration required at cablemuseum.org  by June 16. $40 member/$45 non-member.

 

Wednesday, July 5

Dinner with an Explorer

Since 2001, Dave and Amy Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Dave and Amy Adventurers of the Year in 2014. Join Amy for dinner and conversation at the Rivers Eatery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then see her lecture at the Cable Natural History Museum. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, July 5

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: A Year in the Wilderness

On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in an effort to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge. Amy will share their adventures, show their short film “Bear Witness,” and talk about the incredible teamwork that made their expedition memorable. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Donations welcome. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, July 12

Dinner with Photographer Jeff Richter

Join this evenings’ speaker for dinner and conversation at the Rivers Eatery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then see his lecture at the Cable Natural History Museum. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, July 12

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: Shadowing the White Deer

The thrill of encountering a white deer in the wild is something you never forget. Jeff has searched out these beautiful anomalies and spent countless hours filming them to produce a gorgeous documentary. He’ll share the film, and then talk more about the science, history and mystique of the white deer. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Donations welcome. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, July 19

Dinner with writer, storyteller, and humorist Al Batt

Join this evenings’ speaker for dinner and conversation at the Rivers Eatery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then see his lecture at the Cable Natural History Museum. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, July 19

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: Things the Squirrel Taught Me

If you feed the birds, that usually means that you have to outsmart the squirrels. In that battle of wits, they’ve exposed writer, storyteller, and humorist Al Batt as an unarmed man. The peace talks with squirrels will continue. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Donations welcome. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Monday, July 24

Natural Connections Lecture and Book Signing

The Barnes Area Book Club is hosting Cable Natural History Museum Naturalist and author, Emily Stone. Let Emily transport you into the woods with stories based on her book! Join us at the Barnes Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, July 26

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: The Wildflowers of Lois Nestel

Legend tells us that the idea for a natural history museum in Cable came during a slideshow on wildflowers given by local naturalist Lois Nestel. Come relive that historic moment! Current Museum Naturalist, Emily Stone, will share Lois’s original slides and script, plus additional commentary. Bring your memories of the Museum. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Donations welcome.  www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, August 2

Art in the Park (Adult Naturalist Program)

Local artist Diana Randolph will give classroom instruction on sketching nature, then the class will venture to Pacwawong, a site on the Namekagon River, part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. A National Park Ranger will give a short program about the history and nature of the river, and a Cable Natural History Museum Naturalist will be on hand to interpret the local natural history. Diana will continue giving sketching hints as participants enjoy the natural beauty. Meet at the Museum at 9:00 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided. Register online at www.cablemuseum.org by July 24. A supply list will be provided to registrants. $48 member/$54 non-member.

 

Saturday, August 5

Cable Natural History Museum Garden Tour

Tour five fabulous garden sites in the town of Lenroot (Seeley area) from 9:00am-2:00pm. You will see gorgeous flower and vegetable beds of all sizes; tour an orchard that produces berries, apples and vegetables; learn about organically-raised sheep and chickens; and view a home site with natural prairie landscaping. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Museum or at any of the garden sites. You will receive a map of the garden sites and driving directions when you purchase your ticket.  All proceeds benefit the Cable Natural History Museum.  More info call 715-798-3890 or visit www.cablemuseum.org

 

Wednesday, August 16

Field Walk with John Kotar:  Why Wisconsin Forests Look the Way They Do #6  (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 to explore a forested wetland and learn about the classification system he just created. 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. Online registration at www.cablemuseum.org required by August 14. $12 member/$17 non-member.

 

Thursday, August 17

Two-Pie Basket Class (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this basket, which can serve many purposes. It will indeed hold two pies but also great for gathering flowers or holding your magazines, newspapers, etc. It is 10″ X 18″ X 14″. In addition to using dyed reed we will add a fancy wrapped handle to make it even more attractive. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Online registration at www.cablemuseum.org required by August 1. $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Thursday, August 24

Two-Pie Basket Class (Adult Naturalist Program)

Join instructor Jean Carryl to craft this basket which can serve many purposes. It will indeed hold two pies but also great for gathering flowers or holding your magazines, newspapers, etc. It is 10″ X 18″ X 14″. In addition to using dyed reed we will add a fancy wrapped handle to make it even more attractive. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. Online registration at www.cablemuseum.org required by August 1. $45 member/$50 non-member.

 

Thursday, August 24

Tea Party at the Boathouse

Enjoy a lovely afternoon at Forest Lodge. Arrive at 1:00 p.m. for a tour of the grounds. You’ll explore the history and architectural design of the Forest Lodge Historic District. The estate is nestled among 872 acres of old growth forest in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and along Lake Namakagon’s pristine shoreline. End in the scenic boathouse for delicious, old-fashioned refreshments. Throughout the afternoon, you’ll learn more about Mrs. Burke, the visionary philanthropist who made an indelible mark on the Cable Natural History Museum, Northland College, and more. Perhaps you’ll also be inspired to make your own mark as an influential woman. Hat and gloves encouraged!  Wrap-up by 4:00 p.m. Online registration at www.cablemuseum.org required by August 17. $30 member/$35 non-member.

 

September 7–10

North American Mycological Association’s 2017 Northwoods Foray

Join local and regional mushroom experts to hone your ID skills and learn all about the amazing world of fungi. Registration closes early, but volunteer opportunities may still be available. Contact emily@cablemuseum.org to get involved. Also, check our website www.cablemuseum.org for more public mushroom programs before and after the main foray!

 

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