Calendar

Oct
19
Sat
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2019 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known for its amazing views of migrating raptors and songbirds throughout the fall season. While visitors may be familiar with the research and education efforts conducted by Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory staff during daylight hours, most people are unaware that we continue working throughout the night!

The evening Owl Program will shine a light onto the mysterious nature of the nocturnal migrants flying over Hawk Ridge. Participants will learn about the research methods being used to study owl activity in the area as well as how to identify many of the species that can be observed in Northern Minnesota by sight and sound.

barred owl

Hawk Ridge Education Program Manager, Margie, with Barred Owl (photo by A. Geniusz)

Dates:  October 19, 26. Pre-register below for Saturday, October 26. For October 19, limited tickets available by calling 218-428-6209 or at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9 am and 4 pm.

Time: Program begins at 8 pm. Program length varies from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on conditions.

LOCATION: This outdoor evening program takes place at the education lecture area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. NOTE: In the past, the Owl Program has been weather dependent and subject to cancellation. This year we are able to offer these programs regardless of the weather. If the weather is deemed inappropriate for an outdoor program, the program will be held at Bagley Outdoor Classroom building on the UMD campus instead. If a change of location happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone about the location change prior to the start of the program.

COST: The cost to attend the owl program is $5 per person.  A maximum of 45 participants may attend each session.

Pre-registration is required.   


Select your date:



longearred

Long-eared Owl banded at Hawk Ridge (photo by K. Stubenvoll)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given.
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209

QUESTIONS: Contact Education Program Director, Margie Menzies, at mmenzies@hawkridge.org, call us at 218-428-6209 or ASK us at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve between 9am-4pm daily beginning September 1st.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Ridge this fall!

Oct
20
Sun
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Oct
26
Sat
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2019 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known for its amazing views of migrating raptors and songbirds throughout the fall season. While visitors may be familiar with the research and education efforts conducted by Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory staff during daylight hours, most people are unaware that we continue working throughout the night!

The evening Owl Program will shine a light onto the mysterious nature of the nocturnal migrants flying over Hawk Ridge. Participants will learn about the research methods being used to study owl activity in the area as well as how to identify many of the species that can be observed in Northern Minnesota by sight and sound.

barred owl

Hawk Ridge Education Program Manager, Margie, with Barred Owl (photo by A. Geniusz)

Dates:  October 19, 26. Pre-register below for Saturday, October 26. For October 19, limited tickets available by calling 218-428-6209 or at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9 am and 4 pm.

Time: Program begins at 8 pm. Program length varies from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on conditions.

LOCATION: This outdoor evening program takes place at the education lecture area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. NOTE: In the past, the Owl Program has been weather dependent and subject to cancellation. This year we are able to offer these programs regardless of the weather. If the weather is deemed inappropriate for an outdoor program, the program will be held at Bagley Outdoor Classroom building on the UMD campus instead. If a change of location happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone about the location change prior to the start of the program.

COST: The cost to attend the owl program is $5 per person.  A maximum of 45 participants may attend each session.

Pre-registration is required.   


Select your date:



longearred

Long-eared Owl banded at Hawk Ridge (photo by K. Stubenvoll)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given.
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209

QUESTIONS: Contact Education Program Director, Margie Menzies, at mmenzies@hawkridge.org, call us at 218-428-6209 or ASK us at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve between 9am-4pm daily beginning September 1st.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Ridge this fall!

Oct
27
Sun
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Suggested $5.00 donation.

Nov
9
Sat
Flying WILD (Plus) Workshop for Professional Educators @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Audubon Minnesota, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and Duluth Audubon Society are pleased to offer this unique 2-part workshop for educators!

Flying WILD: A program for ALL educators interested in using activities about birds, migration, and conservation to encourage learning in science and many other subjects.

We find birds nearly everywhere we look and birds can be excellent barometers for the health of the environment we share with them. Bird populations track changes in habitats, water, disease, and even climate. They play important roles in the ecosystems they exist in, such as pest control, seed dispersal, and pollination! We even find birds in cultural records throughout history in visual art, music, and literature. There’s no doubt that birds are important and worth learning about and protecting no matter where you live. In this workshop, participants will explore and experience a variety of unique activities focused on birds.

Through science-based activities involving language arts, social science and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service learning applications, Flying WILD offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus.

Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable to serve grades 3rd through 12th, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Project-based classroom application, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementing of bird centric festivals.

REGISTRATION: Registering for this unique professional development opportunity will register you for a 2-part workshop, and bonus: the $25 registration fee can be applied towards an education program with Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory during spring or fall of 2020. Part 1 will take place on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 9am-4pm. Part 2 will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 2020. You will receive full details and emailed reminders for part 1 and part 2 after completing this registration.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Flying WILD: An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds curriculum book as well as a complete activity kit from one of the workshop activities to use in their teaching environments. Light refreshments will be provided in addition to a boxed lunch. Participants will earn professional development credit hours for completing this 2-part workshop.

Workshop activities include:

Guided and free-time exploration of a variety of curriculum guides and resources

Field trips to one or two local birding hotspots, such as Hawk Ridge.

Flying WILD based classroom experiments, volunteer-led activities, and games (indoors and outdoors)

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE TRAINING? The Flying WILD program is aimed at ALL educators who are interested in using hands-on activities about birds and bird conservation to encourage learning in science and many other subjects. This cross-curricular program has science as its core, but connects to language art, social science, math, physical education, and art. Flying WILD activities are correlated to the National Science Standards. Middle school age students are the focus of Flying WILD, but activities can easily be adapted to higher or lower grades. While the program is aimed at the formal school system, youth groups such as scouts, 4-H programs, nature centers and others can also use Flying WILD effectively for a fun and engaging learning experience.

Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.

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