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Winter Forest Studies for Kids

$10

with SunShine Gardner

Calendar Mar 20, 2021 at 10 am

Saturday, March 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Tuition: $10

Calling all curious kiddos! Do you want to learn more about Ely’s backyard? This class is full of fascinating fun facts and is guaranteed to be a good time! Winter forest studies focuses on exploring the winter woods. Looking for animal tracks, identifying trees, starting a fire, and sliding down hills are some of the activities this class will include. 

Recommended for kids in 4th grade through 6th grade. 
This class is being offered at a special rate in order to help as many kids get outside as possible. Please contact us if the cost is prohibitive. 

About the Instructor: My name is Benjamin Gardner, but most people call me SunShine. I have spent the past four years working for Karen Pick at Widjiwagan playing outside with kids of all ages. Sliding down snowy hills and stomping up frozen creeks are all part of a great day in my book, and my classes reflect that. Besides teaching, I love Nordic skiing and other endurance sports so much that I have run the portage marathon for the past two years.  

Winter Forest Studies for Kids

$10

with SunShine Gardner

Calendar Mar 27, 2021 at 10 am

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Tuition: $10

Calling all curious kiddos! Do you want to learn more about Ely’s backyard? This class is full of fascinating fun facts and is guaranteed to be a good time! Winter forest studies focuses on exploring the winter woods. Looking for animal tracks, identifying trees, starting a fire, and sliding down hills are some of the activities this class will include. 

Recommended for kids in 4th grade through 6th grade. 
This class is being offered at a special rate in order to help as many kids get outside as possible. Please contact us if the cost is prohibitive. 

About the Instructor: My name is Benjamin Gardner, but most people call me SunShine. I have spent the past four years working for Karen Pick at Widjiwagan playing outside with kids of all ages. Sliding down snowy hills and stomping up frozen creeks are all part of a great day in my book, and my classes reflect that. Besides teaching, I love Nordic skiing and other endurance sports so much that I have run the portage marathon for the past two years.  

Nature Writing for Women: Welcome Spring: Live Online

$25

with DyAnne Korda

Calendar Apr 10, 2021 at 10 am

Saturday, April 10, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $25

Of all seasons, spring is the one that honors life’s regenerating power. Set aside one Saturday morning to spur your imagination and awaken creativity from winter slumber. This session is designed to celebrate the strong bond between women and the natural world. You will generate written pieces through free-flowing writing exercises and discussion within a supportive circle of women.  Time permitting, you’ll also have the opportunity to share a piece of writing that you find especially inspiring.

About the Instructor: DyAnne Korda is a poet and experienced writing instructor. Her work has been published in many journals including The Wisconsin Academy Review. She is author of several poetry and story collections including This Earth Woman, Path of Belonging, and Finding the Lost Woman. Korda was awarded her second Individual Artist Grant through the Donald G. Gardener Humanities Trust and an Artist Access Grant through the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council to complete her most recent book, The Shore’s Absolute Edge.

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