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North Lakeland Discovery Center

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14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
(715) 543-2085

August 2020

NLDC-Free Guided Nature Hike

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Discover the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Join one of our Naturalists on the interpretive trail that winds among pines and hardwoods, bogs, and even up into a tree fort! Explore local plant and wildlife communities while enjoying the beauty of the Northwoods. Registration is required by the day prior to the hike, maximum of nine attendees. All participants must wear facemasks to attend this program. Free program, donations appreciated.

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NLDC-Bog Hike and Exploration

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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One of the most unique landscapes in Wisconsin, the northern bog is home to unique plants and trees, some of which are carnivorous. Learn about their amazing adaptations as we hike and experience this incredible wetland. This will be a quite the sensory experience! Taste, touch, smell, see, and hear all the bog has to offer. Register by August 17. $10 ($7 members), all participants must wear face masks to attend this program.

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CANCELLED-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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NLDC-Monarchs on the Move (in person and online)

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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This will be both a virtual and in person program! Monarch butterflies have an unusual life cycle and a miraculous migration. Learn about their journey and be a part of international efforts to track their population and migration. A link to a virtual program on monarchs will be sent to registered participants when they register. We will then get together at the Discovery Center on August 20 where we will be outside tagging the migrating monarchs and releasing them to…

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NLDC-Wonders of Wildlife: Understanding Black Bears-ONLINE

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, this program will be offered online instead of in person. Black bears are quite common in the Northwoods. Join Naturalist Licia as she discusses their biology, ecology, life cycle and how we can live with bears safely and without conflict. There are multiple price levels, please choose whichever level is right for you. All proceeds go to supporting environmental education and inspiring an ethic of care for Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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What were John Dillinger and his gang really like and what is the “behind the scenes” story of their weekend in Manitowish Waters? Enjoy the rich histories of Manitowish Waters as we travel by pontoon to historic Dillinger sites. Have lunch at the famous Little Bohemia Lodge and tour the property that was featured in the movie Public Enemies. Tour is led by Kay Krans, retired history teacher. Lunch cost included for both time options and is at Little Bohemia…

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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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What were John Dillinger and his gang really like and what is the “behind the scenes” story of their weekend in Manitowish Waters? Enjoy the rich histories of Manitowish Waters as we travel by pontoon to historic Dillinger sites. Have lunch at the famous Little Bohemia Lodge and tour the property that was featured in the movie Public Enemies. Tour is led by Kay Krans, retired history teacher. Lunch cost included for both time options and is at Little Bohemia…

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NLDC-Wolf Howl (online and in person)

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Begin this program by learning about the ecology and adaptations of wolves as well as their history and current status in Wisconsin through a short online program. We will meet at the Discovery Center prior to traveling to wolf territory and perform a survey by howling at wolves Transportation will NOT be provided, we will caravan to our howl locations. Space fills quickly for this popular program so register now! $22 ($18 members); $10 Youth 16 and under.

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North Lakeland Discovery Center-Big Lake Investigations Canoe Trip

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Big Lake is a scenic lake that has an interesting murder mystery in its history. The 1920s brought people from diverse walks of life. There were several summer estates, and some small cabins for summer rentals. Those who lived year round on the lake were caretakers for the wealthy estates, hunting and fishing guides, trappers, and some were moonshiners. One winter night, guide and moonshiner, Mr. Powers, was killed. Was it murder? Was it self-defense? Join Kay Krans, retired history…

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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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