North Shore Naturalist Road Trip

Early bird registration ends Sept. 1, 2015
Early bird registration ends Sept. 1, 2015

Calling All Master Naturalists and Nature Lovers: 
Join the North Shore Naturalist Road Trip, Sept. 23-25! 

Seeing the gorgeous colors on the north shore is a delightful Minnesota tradition for many people each fall. But this year, from Sept. 23-25, participants in the first-ever North Shore Naturalist Road Trip will see far more than that. 

Guided by expert naturalists, road trippers will go behind-the-scenes at state parks, scientific natural areas and cultural locations to explore the ecological dynamics that define—and are reshaping—our region.  

From huge kettles of raptors swirling over Duluth at Hawk Ridge, to meat-eating plants in northern bogs, to old-growth forests and more, Minnesota has a thousand stories to tell. How are those stories changing? Why? And what’s being done to better understand it? Participants on this fascinating three-day trip will find out, and maybe discover how they can become citizen scientists and contribute to this important work.  

“We live in heart of the continent, and the north shore is one of the riches areas in the state, with Lake Superior, old mountain ranges, unique plants and unusual geology,” says Stephan Carlson, organizer of the event. “This road trip will feature what’s incredible in Minnesota. I’m sure people go far and wide to do this kind of thing, but we have it right at our doorstep.” 

All are welcome. Master Naturalists may be especially interested in this opportunity. Registration fees are discounted for this group and the trip will fulfill annual education hours requirements. 

Registration fees are discounted for Master Naturalists, and the trip will fulfill annual education hours requirements. 

Road trippers will travel round trip by coach bus from Cloquet to Grand Marais, and stay two nights at the renowned Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland. Price includes six meals. 

To learn more about how to join fellow nature lovers in this fascinating adventure, visit the Minnesota Master Naturalist Site.

Space is limited. Early bird registration runs through Sept. 1, 2015. Registration ends Sept. 9.