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North Lakeland Discovery Center

(715) 543-2085

April 2020

CANCELLED – Porcupine Quill Earring Workshop

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join naturalist Licia Johnson to 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, and the ear attachment for a natural, beautiful, and very lightweight set of earrings. Materials for making two sets of earrings will be provided. Registration is required by April 3. $25 ($20 members). Held at North Lakeland Discovery Center.

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CANCELLED-Nibbles ‘n’ Knowledge: Magical Mammals

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 13591 Zenner Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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As if the flying squirrels of North America weren’t extraordinary enough, we recently discovered that they are bio fluorescent. Under UV light, flying squirrels fluoresce bright pink, just like the owls that live with them in the forests of the north woods. Professor Paula Anich presents ongoing research on flying squirrels and other bio fluorescent mammals that’s happening at Northland College. Join us for a discussion of natural history, evolution, and chemistry and prepare for more questions than answers! An…

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CANCELLED-Midwest Crane Count Training and Count

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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We invite beginner and experienced birders to join us in the morning on April 11 to count cranes across Vilas County. Plan to attend a brief training on the day prior to the count to review protocol and determine logistics. Call for details. Registration is required by April 9. Training: Friday, April 10, 10 - 11:30 AM. Count: Saturday, April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 AM. (Optional breakfast gathering follows). Held at North Lakeland Discovery Center.

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June 2020

Annual Northwoods Birding Festival

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until June 6, 2020

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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The Northwoods Birding Festival is an opportunity for bird enthusiasts of all levels to celebrate birds while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow birders in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Participate in sunrise warbler walks, enjoy field trips to local birding hotspots, try your hand at bird banding, and learn from experts in the field of ornithology on broad topics ranging from how to improve your garden and wood lot to benefit birds, to the Greater Prairie Chickens of Wisconsin. Register…

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Gala in the Garden

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United 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, a beautiful meal under the big tent, a special presentation to “Fund a Wish” by the Center's Naturalists, and an exciting live auction. 5-7:30pm Contact: Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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Float Your Boat Trivia Rally

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join the Discovery Center for a fun filled day on the Manitowish Chain of Lakes for a scavenger hunt.  This third annual event is sure to test and increase your knowledge and awareness of Northwoods ecology and history.  Participants must provide their own boat and obey all DNR water safety rules.  We will host an evening BBQ and announce the winners of the scavenger hunt and the award for the boat with the best theme.  Please contact the Discovery Center…

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July 2020

Free Family Play Day

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
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, canoeing, water balloon games, fishing, fish casting contest and more! Lunch plates are available for purchase. Free program, donations appreciated. Fun for all ages! 11am-2pm. Contact: Discovery Center (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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August 2020

Beer and Wine by the Bog

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy a summer evening on the beautiful grounds of the Discovery Center while tasting a variety of fabulous wines. Raffles, appetizers, silent auction, and prizes. Register by calling (715) 543-2085.

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September 2020

Musky Lure & Tackle Swap

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Bring old (or new) musky baits and other tackle to swap for other baits, or come to find super deals on (fishable) used baits and tackle. Attendance is free, donations appreciated. A vendor table costs $10. Refreshments, beer, chips and brats available. Join us for this fun evening. 5-8pm. Contact: Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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Sasquatch Sip & Stroll

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join us as we highlight local brews on a hike through the forest. Explore our Interpretive Trail while sampling beers and keeping an eye out for the elusive Sasquatch. Collect tickets along the Sasquatch Stroll with verified sightings to win prizes! Turn in your evidence and spin the prize wheel. $30 ($40 day of event). Saturday, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Contact: North Lakeland Discovery Center (715) 543-2085

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NLDC Spaghetti Dinner

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, coffee, water, and dessert. Beer, wine, and soda available for purchase. This is a fundraiser for North Lakeland Discovery Center. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. $5 for children under 12. Free for children three and under. Donations accepted. Eat with us or order carryout. 4:30-6:30pm. Contact: Contact: North Lakeland Discovery Center (715) 543-2085

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