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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

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February 2019

On the River with Henry Thoreau: or, Liquid Thoughts for Hot Times

February 19, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Daegan Miller

We know Henry David Thoreau today as a cantankerous nature writer, but in his own time and place he was also known as the Town of Concord's best surveyor. In 1859, on the cusp of the Civil War, he surveyed the Concord River and drew up an enormous seven-foot map of its flowage. This talk considers Thoreau's river map, the ethics it plots, and how Thoreau's surveying can help us navigate the perils of the Anthropocene. Daegan Miller is a…

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Backwoods Ski Workshop Part I

February 21, 4:30 pm5:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
backwoods skiing cross county

Every winter, snow turns summer hiking trails and unplowed roads into enticing corridors for adventure and exploration of backwoods' wonders. This two-part workshop will prepare you to explore these wonders on skis by providing practical information about equipment, safety, and backwoods locations, as well as an opportunity to make your first excursion with an experienced guide. Part 1: February 21 from 4:30 to 5:30, focuses on equipment, safety, and backwoods locations in the Chequamegon Bay region. Open to all, no…

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Guided Backwoods Ski Journey

February 23, 9:00 am4:00 pm
backwoods skiing cross county

Every winter, snow turns summer hiking trails and unplowed roads into enticing corridors for adventure and exploration of backwoods' wonders. This two-part workshop will prepare you to explore these wonders on skis by providing practical information about equipment, safety, and backwoods locations, as well as an opportunity to make your first excursion with an experienced guide. Part 1: February 21 from 4:30 to 5:30, focuses on equipment, safety, and backwoods locations in the Chequamegon Bay region. Open to all, no…

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March 2019

Winter Writing Retreat

March 29, 7:00 pmMarch 31, 1:00 pm
Forest Lodge, 22230 Garmisch Rd
Cable, WI 54821 United States
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winter branches

Find the solitude and disconnection you need in this weekend writers retreat! Take inspiration and peace from the lodge’s winter landscape during this word-filled weekend with author Callie Bates. Finally pin that idea down on paper or start a story anew from prompts and exercises. Join the workshops and receive feedback from the instructor and your fellow participants. Get your fix on the full creative process – and how to get it published afterward. Hand cramping up? Take time to…

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