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Currently Scheduled Outdoor Skills Courses

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Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod

There’s that old saying about teaching a man to fish, but this course lets students go a step…
Fri, Apr 28th, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 30th, 2023
Day 1: 4-7pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm and 7-9pm; Day 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Kris Kristufek
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Chainsaws: Safety, Maintenance, and Tree Felling

A chainsaw is a powerful and efficient tool that requires a specific set of skills and experience to…
Fri, Oct 28th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 30th, 2022
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Marco Good
Thu, Mar 30th, 2023  –  Sat, Apr 1st, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Marco Good
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Designing and Growing a Medicinal Permaculture Landscape

Dreaming of turning your yard into an herbal and edible sanctuary? Get inspired to grow your own…
Fri, May 12th, 2023  –  Sun, May 14th, 2023
9am-4pm each day
Instructor: Monarda Thrasher
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Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer

Landing a fly gracefully on a quiet inland lake or gently on a rushing river is an experience…
Sun, May 21st, 2023
noon-6pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
Mon, May 22nd, 2023
10am-4pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
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Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time

This course is designed to provide both unique fly fishing adventures and in-depth training sessions…
Wed, Jun 28th, 2023  –  Mon, Jul 3rd, 2023
Day 1: 9am-5pm, Days 2-6: 10am-9pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area

The North Shore area of Lake Superior provides some highly prized fly fishing opportunities. Many…
Sun, Jun 18th, 2023  –  Wed, Jun 21st, 2023
Day 1: noon-6pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
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Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Have you always been interested in gathering wild foods but just weren't sure where to start?…
Fri, May 26th, 2023
9am-4pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Scandinavians know how to move on snow. Follow in their tracks and take advantage of…
Fri, Dec 9th, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 11th, 2022
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Fri, Jan 20th, 2023  –  Sun, Jan 22nd, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Snowshoe Construction: Build Your Own

Carve, bend, and lace your own pair of wooden snowshoes in the traditional Ojibwe style. Pointed at…
Thu, Nov 17th, 2022  –  Mon, Nov 21st, 2022
Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: John Beltman
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Winter River Exploration

Come explore the wild rivers and gorges of the North Shore at its seasonal zenith, the end of…
Fri, Feb 10th, 2023
9am-3pm
Instructor: Mark Gordon
Sat, Feb 11th, 2023
9am-3pm
Instructor: Mark Gordon