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Celebrate Minnesota’s north shore at Sugarloaf annual open house

Celebrate Minnesota’s majestic north shore and learn about its unique geology, climate and more. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association are holding an annual open house at the Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The open house includes a series of scheduled naturalist talks and there will be ongoing activities throughout the day including a scavenger hunt, scientific and natural area slideshow, water table and educational displays, games and self-guided walks.

Scheduled programs:

10 a.m. A look at bird banding with guided walk to Sugarloaf Point Scientific and Natural area
11 a.m. North Shore Geology walk
12 p.m. Scientific and Natural Areas: What, Where and Why
1 p.m. The Gales of Lake Superior
2 p.m. Plants of the North Shore Climate: Arctic relics to red oaks

Advance registration is not required and people are welcome to spend all or part of the day. Warm, sturdy shoes or boots are recommended for the outdoor walks.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is located at 9096 State Highway 61, Schroeder, Minn., 14 miles north of Tettegouche State Park. For more information, call Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center at 218-663-7679 or see www.sugarloafnorthshore.org.