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Loon & Wolf Ecology 101

August 24August 25

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This program will increase your knowledge about two iconic species of northern Wisconsin, the timber wolf and common loon. Participants have the opportunity to experience both species in their natural habitat.

Join expert wolf biologist and member of the Timber Wolf Alliance Adrian Wydeven to learn about the basics of wolf ecology. Time will be spent in the classroom and in the field conducting wolf howl surveys.

On day two, learn about loons with expert loon ecologist and LoonWatch Coordinator Erica LeMoine. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. Participants will gain knowledge about nesting loons and chick phenology and then enjoy a loon pontoon experience on Lake Namekagon to observe loons in their natural habitat.

This workshop includes meals, lodging accommodations, and all workshop materials. It takes place at Forest Lodge, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest along the shores of Lake Namekagon. The Timber Wolf Alliance and LoonWatch are programs of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin. Both promote education about the species and use of sound science for conservation.

Dates: August 24-25, 2018
: 7 p.m. Friday-2 p.m. Saturday; 1 night
: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
Meals: breakfast (1), lunch (1)
Meal Options: vegetarian & gluten free options; specify at registration for dietary concerns
Price: $175 residential; $160 commuter (lunch only)

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Registration closes August 14 or when the session fills.

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  • Cancellations made prior to thirty (30) days will result in a $150 cancellation fee, with the remainder refunded in the form of a check from Northland College.

    Cancellations after thirty (30) days receive no refund. However, at the discretion of the program coordinator, a refund may be offered in the following circumstances:

    • Short term illness or injury:
      If a short term illness or injury prevents the participant from attending the scheduled session, the participant may reschedule to another session of equal or lesser value, during the same summer season only, provided space is available. If the new session has a higher value than the original session, the participant must pay the difference in tuition. Refunds will not be provided for transferring into a session of lesser value. If a suitable session cannot be found no refund will be issued.
    • Long term illness or injury:
      Cancellations made after June 1 due to long term illness/injury must be accompanied by a doctor's note for a refunded by check minus a $100 cancellation fee.

    Cancellation by Northland College: Summer program sessions cancelled by Northland College will receive a full refund.

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