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Scenario Sundae Monday

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute WI

Join Outdoor Pursuits as we focus on reviewing and then practicing responses to a specific aspect of wilderness medicine to keep your wilderness medicine skills sharp. Patient assessment drills! Backcountry illness round robins! Splinting workshops! We’ll wrap up our time together with ice cream sundaes. Scenario Sunday (or Scenario Sundae) clinics are aimed at providing…  Read More

Free – $10

Saturday Van to Mt. Ashwabay

Mt. Ashwabay 32525 Ski Hill Road, Bayfield, WI, United States

Looking to get some use out of your season pass? Reserve your spot for a ride up to Mt. Ashwabay! Mt. Ashwabay is a winter recreation area near Bayfield, Wisconsin, with ski and snowboard runs, Nordic ski trails, and fat-bike trails. Admission and rental fees not included. Need equipment? Check in with the Nordic Ski…  Read More

Free – $10

Lowenwood Weekend Retreat

Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a weekend retreat at Lowenwood! Nestled into mature forests near Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, Lowenwood has a twelve-hundred-acre campus with eight lakes and twenty-four miles of trails bordering the Sylvania Wilderness. Enjoy some of your favorite indoor or outdoor activities over the weekend, and spend time cooking and relaxing with friends. Accommodations…  Read More

$25 – $75

Meyers Beach Sea Caves Hike

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Bayfield, WI, United States

Spring has sprung! Enjoy a hike out to the sea caves at Meyers Beach! You will be able to admire the impressive sandstone formations and Lake Superior from the cliffs above and imagine what powerful forces formed this beautiful landscape over time. Transportation, experienced instructors, lunch, and all equipment provided. Difficulty: Beginner to moderate, snowy…  Read More

$10 – $30

North Pikes Creek Northland Volunteer Day

North Pikes Creek Wetland Community Forest

The Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands are hosting Northland College students, faculty, and staff for a day of service. Volunteers will work outdoors planting and caring for tree species as part of the wetland’s assisted migration initiative. This service day is organized by students of OED 361: Interpretive Planning and Design and will…  Read More

Free

Outdoor Pursuits Technical Tree Climbing Demonstration

Campus Mall

Outdoor Pursuits students will be harnessed up and scaling a cottonwood tree next to Wheeler Hall to show industry-relevant skills they’ve learned. This demonstration is weather-dependent. This event is free and open to the community.

Free

Forest Lodge Wellness Weekend Retreat

Forest Lodge Educational Campus 22230 Garmisch Road, Cable, WI, United States

Enjoy a winter/spring getaway to Northland’s favorite lodge on Lake Namekagon. Stay cozy inside with crafts and writing, walk about the forest wonderland, prep for finals, and have fun with peers! This event is open to current Northland College students, faculty, and staff. The full cost of facilitating this day outing ($375.00/person) has been largely…  Read More

$25 – $75

Sauna and Cold Plunge with Outdoor Pursuits

Maslowski Beach

Join Outdoor Pursuits for an April beach day! We will be moving the beloved sauna down to one of our local beaches. Relax in the sauna and take a plunge in Lake Superior! Outdoor Pursuits staff will be on site to ensure you have a relaxing, rejuvenating, safe, and educational experience. Transportation provided. This event…  Read More

Free

[CANCELLED] Wilderness Medical Associates—Wilderness First Responder Course

169 Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI

This course has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to everyone who registered to participate. SOEI Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) to host an eight-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness…  Read More

$700 – $750

[CANCELLED] Wolf River Intermediate Whitewater Paddling Adventure

Wolf River (Wisconsin)

This event has been cancelled. Outdoor Pursuits has partnered with Lost Creek Adventures to offer an extended adventure trip over spring break! Join us on the Wolf River with top-notch whitewater instructor Greg Weiss, who will lead and instruct you over the course of five days on the Wolf River. Starting on flat water to…  Read More

$165 – $295