Get Outdoors: Get schooled on water quality, geology

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CK Discovers: Get Outdoors Fall Series, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Aug. 11, via Zoom. Courage Kenny’s “Get Outdoors” is a virtual series to learn about adaptive activities you can enjoy outdoors. The Aug. 11 theme is “How to Start and Maintain an Active Adaptive Lifestyle This Fall.” Go to https://account.allinahealth.org/servicelines/815 and click on “Classes and Events” or email couragekenny@allina.com.

Forestry and Water Quality, noon Aug. 12, via WebEx. Dan Steward, of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, hosts the seminar. Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed presents the Ask an Expert Seminar Series. Register at rainylakeofthewoods.org/index.php/askanexpert or call 218-283-1180.

Limnology 101, noon Aug. 12, via WebEx. Mark Edlund, of the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Matt Julius, of St. Cloud State University, host the seminar. Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed presents the Ask an Expert Seminar Series. Register at rainylakeofthewoods.org/index.php/askanexpert or call 218-283-1180.

Rock Talks: Geology, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 12, Quarry Park, Duluth. Learn what the rocks around Duluth tell us about the formation of Lake Superior and the land around it. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: Aug. 9. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Archery Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Portman Fields Multi-use Field, 4601 McCulloch St., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and process for shooting archery. This introductory class for ages 10 and up is taught by certified instructors. Fee: $5. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Ticks, Mosquitoes and Our Health, 10 a.m. Aug. 15, via Zoom. Learn about which types of ticks and mosquitoes live here in Minnesota, the health risks associated with them, and how to better enjoy the great outdoors by keeping ticks and mosquitoes away. Hosted by Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. Fee: $5 per family. Register at sugarloafnorthshore.org.

Compass Navigation and Orienteering, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 17, Quarry Park, Duluth. Learn compass skills and practice them on a basic orienteering course. Course may include hiking on uneven terrain. Ages 8 and up. Fee: $5. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Women Hike Duluth, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 18, Highland Street-Twin Ponds, Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. All ages. Free. Registration deadline: Aug. 15. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog.

GO! Create (Nature Art) at Bayfront Family Center, 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth. Generations Outside is a program for ages 55 and over and their youth grandchildren ages 6 and up focused on building generational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren through outdoor activities. Fee: $2. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Lunch Break Hike: Enger Tower, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Aug. 19, Highland Street-Twin Ponds, Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: Aug. 16. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

The Generations Outside program invites people ages 55 and over and their youth grandchildren to go birding at Duluth's Hawk Ridge on Aug. 26. (2019 file / News Tribune)

The Generations Outside program invites people ages 55 and over and their youth grandchildren to go birding at Duluth’s Hawk Ridge on Aug. 26. (2019 file / News Tribune)

GO! Birding at Hawk Ridge, 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 26, Hawk Ridge Trail, Duluth. Generations Outside is a program for ages 55 and over and their youth grandchildren ages 6 and up focused on building generational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren through outdoor activities. Pace will match participants’ collective ability. Snack provided. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for weather. Fee: $2. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

GO! Create (Nature Art) at Memorial Park, 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 29, Memorial Park, Duluth. Generations Outside is a program for ages 55 and over and their youth grandchildren ages 6 and up focused on building generational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren through outdoor activities. Fee: $2. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Algae 101, noon Sept. 2, via WebEx. Mark Edlund, of the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Matt Julius, of St. Cloud State University, host the seminar. Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed presents the Ask an Expert Seminar Series. Register at rainylakeofthewoods.org/index.php/askanexpert or call 218-283-1180.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stamp contests: Turkey stamp artwork entries will be accepted Sept. 21 to Oct. 2. Stamp sales benefit fish and wildlife habitat work. The stamps can be purchased in combination with a hunting or fishing license, or as collectables. For contest rules and deadlines, visit mndnr.gov/stamps or call the DNR Information Center at 888-646-6367.



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