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May 28 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
The early field trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registered participants will be picked up at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli (see below) for small group transport to sites. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring[...]
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
For the 9:30 Sunday Morning Field Trip, registered participants will be picked up at Beaver Island Community Center (see below) for small group transport to th esite. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water[...]
The continent of Antarctica is a fascinating, uninhabited land of ice and snow. Not a single land mammal lives here, although it boasts a rich collection of both bird and marine mammal life. Join Cathy Theisen on the trip of a lifetime to the bottom of the globe, and learn about the fascinating animals and the adaptations[...]
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Darrell Lawson for a beginning birding presentation at the Community Center. Darrell will cover field guide selection, optics selection, tips for learning bird songs, bird habitats, and identification pitfalls to avoid. Free and open to the public. Darrell Lawson began birding four years ago and developed an instant passion for our avian friends. He[...]
Join leading sustainability and place-based education experts for a weekend long eco-adventure on Michigan’s Beaver Island sponsored by The Beaver Island Music Festival, We Are The Forest, and Tara’s Meadow. Heralded as a “keystone species”, science and planetary solutions experts have begun to pay serious attention to the ingenuous methods of the mighty beaver. This eco-adventure[...]
Discover Beaver Island history with the annual Museum Week full of informative and entertaining events including: music; presentations on nature, history, and Native American culture; nature walks and cruises, and an art show. Except for the Nature Walks, there will be no charge for any event. Of course donations are always appreciated.
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Always a highlight of Museum Week, the CMU Boathouse open house presents the opportunity to see the facility’s 12 mesocosms (each a 250-gallon tank representing a small experimental aquatic ecosystem) that can be filled (when the lake is stratified during the summer) with warm nutrient-depleted water pumped from the surface of Lake Michigan or cold nutrient-rich water[...]
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Northern Michigan University Archaeologist Scott Demel behind the Print Shop Museum. He’ll kick off Beaver Island Archaeology night and share NMU’s Archaeology field school discoveries of what was uncovered and discovered about Beaver Island history. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Terri Bussey presents new research on cultural connections between early Native Americans and the Aaranmore Irish of Beaver Island: songs, legends, astronomy and stone structures. You won’t want to miss this. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wesley Andrews, THPO & NAGPRA Officer for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians,will talk about the Native artifacts on display in the Print Shop Museum. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Participants experience the past, touch artifacts and learn about colonial life in Michigan as costumed historical interpreters bring the fur trade and Straits of Mackinac history to life. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr. Russell Magnaghi will present an evening talk about Rum Running on the Great Lakes. He has taught state and local history at Northern Michigan University for 45 years with over 9,000 students in his classes, has authored over dozens of books and published over 100 articles dealing with U.P. and state history. His latest book,[...]
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children of all ages are welcome for this always popular event. Field trip starts at 9 am from the CMU Biological Station’s main campus at 33850 East Side Drive. Participants will return to the field station at approximately 12:00 PM. We will have CMU Vans, and parents are welcome to drive and follow behind. Children’s Field[...]
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This presentation by Brandon Schroeder about the Great Lakes fishery reflects the story of people, fish, and fishing; and how we relate to aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, water quality, and environmental change. The Great Lakes fishery is the thread running through all these aspects, serving as the gauge of resource sustainability and quality of life for[...]
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you missed it Thursday, here’s another chance! Field trip starts at 9 am from the CMU Biological Station’s main campus at 33850 East Side Drive. Participants will return to the field station at approximately 12:00 PM. We will have CMU Vans, and parents are welcome to drive and follow behind. Children’s Field Trips does not[...]
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit a booth showcasing Detroit Paranormal Expedition’s visits to various historical societies and other well known venues. The public is welcome to stop by and share local stories. The team will present the results from a May 9th visit to Beaver Island in the evening. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) researches and investigates reportedly haunted locations to help explain the causes of the phenomena experienced there. Their presentation will cover a May 9th visit to the island. They will discuss the methodology used and data gathered, ultimately allowing the audience to arrive at their own conclusions. Their investigation is not intended to interpret[...]
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