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Fabulous Fall Geek Out: Fish of the North Shore

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - October 2 @ 1:30 pm

$450

Spend a glorious fall weekend on the North Shore of Minnesota gaining hands-on experience and learning from experts in their field.

Workshops take place on the Wolf Ridge campus and surrounding areas, with lodging and meals provided. Whether you’re a seasoned naturalist or just a curious learner, the experience is designed for lifelong learners who have a passion for the natural world. Participants select a single workshop for the weekend but will have an opportunity to connect with other workshop groups during meals and evening programming.

Workshop: Fish of the North Shore

In the course, we will be looking at fish behavior, conservation of our amazing Minnesota species, and how to get into fishing them without breaking the bank. Learning how fish act, where they tend to congregate, and how to handle them. We will focus on fishing techniques to catch fish from shore and canoes, as well as different equipment and technology available to help us find and catch more fish on the forgotten or ignored lakes of the Arrowhead region.

Instructor: Charlie Pavlisich

Charles Pavlisich was born in Duluth Minnesota and has lived on the North Shore of Lake Superior all his life. He learned to fish from his father at quite a young age and grew up on tales of fishing up in the Boundary Waters. Naturally, Charlie bought a canoe before he bought his first car and has been paddling ever since. There are many different ways to fish, but he fell in love with fishing from a canoe and from shore. You can get to so many remote places and explore many waters often ignored by other anglers. After spending his youth learning from his dad, and over a decade of boundary waters and canoeing on his own he’s picked up quite a few tips and tricks along the way!

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Directions to Wolf Ridge

 

 

Weekend Workshop Schedule

Friday, Sep 30, 2022

  • 3:00 – 4:45 pm — Student registration and check-in at the Wolf Ridge office
  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm  — Tour of the Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge
  • 5:15 pm  — Dinner
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm  — Orientation in MAC Lodge Wiesner Commons
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm — 1st learning session
  • 10 pm  — Quiet time

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

  • 7:30 am — Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:00 am  — Continental breakfast for Owl Workshop
  • 8:30-11:30 am  — 2nd learning session
  • 12:15 pm  — Lunch
  • 1:30 – 4:30 pm — 3rd learning session
  • 5:15 pm  — Dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm  — Evening presentation
  • 7:30 – 9:30 pm  — Social hour & campfire
  • 10:00 pm  — Quiet time

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

  • 7:30 am — Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:00 am  — Continental breakfast for Owl workshop
  • 8:30-11:30 am —4th  learning session
  • 12:15 pm — Lunch & check-out
  • 12:30 – Owl workshop ends
  • 12:30-1:30 pm — Optional: Use of designed rooms to shower before leaving

On Friday afternoon before registration or on Sunday afternoon you’re welcome to hike our trails and enjoy the fall colors.

 

Packing List

You should plan to venture out in rain or shine and the instructors may follow up with more information on specific details about your workshop if applicable. You can expect nighttime temperatures to range from 25°F to 50°F and daytime temperatures up to 65°F. Please be prepared so you can feel comfortable if it is cool or rainy. Most of the walking you will do is on nice graveled trails, but some trails are rugged. Photography will be a common thread throughout the weekend so we encourage you to bring a camera. If you do not own a digital camera, we can loan you one for the weekend.  

  • Rain suit with pants and hood
  • Walking or hiking shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Warm hat
  • Light shirts
  • Light pants
  • Wool Socks (recommended for hiking)
  • Soap, shampoo, other toiletries
  • Personal water bottle
  • Sunscreen, sun hat

Optional Items:

  • Knee-high rubber boots
  • Non-aerosol insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Alarm clock
  • Small backpack for day use
  • Snacks (space available in group refrigerator)

Wolf Ridge will provide linens, blankets, towels, and a pillow.

Details

Start:
September 30 @ 3:00 pm
End:
October 2 @ 1:30 pm
Cost:
$450
Event Category:
Website:
https://wolf-ridge.org/programs/adult-learners/

Venue

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
6282 Cranberry Road
Finland, MN 55603
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Phone:
(218) 353-7414
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Other

Location
On Campus, Some Travel Off Campus
Grade
Adult Education