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North Lakeland Discovery Center

(715) 543-2085

February 2020

Snowshoe Hike with History

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join local historian Jim Bokern and a Discovery Center Naturalist on a fascinating hike through history in the Toy Lake Swamp State Natural Area. We will explore the lives of the people that lived in this area over a century ago and walk in their footsteps. This is an off-trail, moderately strenuous snowshoe hike. Space is limited. Registration is required by February 21. $18 ($15 members of NLDC or MWHS). Held at Toy Lake Swamp State Natural Area.

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Photography with Jeff Richter

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join local photographer, Jeff Richter, and learn the basics of photography. Jeff is an award winning, nationally-published nature photographer, as well as the owner of his own publishing company, Nature’s Press. Jeff will share his technical and artistic insights gained from his 25 years of shooting both film and digital cameras in locations all over the country. He will discuss both wildlife and landscape photography. Participants should have at least a basic understanding of digital cameras and bring their own…

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March 2020

Knowledge at Noon: Maple Syruping 101

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boulder Junction Public Library, 5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512 United States
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It’s never too early to start thinking about collecting that sweet sap to turn into syrup! Join Naturalist Licia Johnson as she walks you through the process of making your own wonderful syrup - from identifying the perfect tree to boiling it down just right, you will find it is quite the process! Donations appreciated. Held at the Boulder Junction Library.

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Winter Interpretive Ski

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join a Discovery Center Naturalist for an engaging and informative ski on the Discovery Center ski trails. We will look for animal tracks and sign and discuss the physical and behavioral adaptations that enable wildlife to survive the harsh Northwoods winters. Please dress accordingly and bring your own classic skis and boots. Our trails are great for skiers of all levels. Space is limited. Registration is required by March 5. $16 ($12 members). Held at North Lakeland Discovery Center.

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Nibbles ‘n’ Knowledge: Discover Sylvania

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 13591 Zenner Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Sylvania Wilderness is a mini version of the BWCA or Quetico right in our backyard. Old-growth forest, exquisite scenery, crystal clear lakes, abundant wildlife, and a wilderness experience make this a prime destination for paddlers. A rich history of private ownership, land stewardship, celebrity, and return to public domain makes this one of the most unique places in the area. Recently retired to the UP, Al and Marsha Fairfield are living the dream exploring the beautiful landscape that surrounds them.…

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Eco-Trivia

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camp Jorn YMCA, 13591 Zenner Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join us for an evening to test your knowledge on Woods, Waters, History and General Northwoods knowledge! This bar-style trivia game is sure to be a hoot! Participants will work in collaborative teams. Bring a team of up to six, or join a table when you arrive. No pressure, just good ol’ Wisconsin fun. Registration is required by March 25. $10 per person. LIGHT appetizers available, beer and wine by donation. Held at Camp Jorn YMCA.

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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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