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Nov 2017
Free

The Theory of Everything Lecture Series

Fri, Nov 24, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Dec 29, 2017

UMD Life Sciences Building 1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States

Are there limits to what fundamental physics can describe? Driven by curiosity, scientists are revealing the mysteries of nature based on reason, logic and experiments. The Theory of Everything public lecture series, organized by members of the Theoretical Physics and Cosmology group at UMD, brings cutting edge insights in contemporary theoretical physics to a broad audience. The senior scientists will challenge world-view as they introduce quantum mechanics and parallel universes, quantum computation and quantum field theories, general relativity and black…

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$11.99 - $17.99

Sensory-Friendly Saturday

Sat, Nov 25, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until Mar 31, 2018

Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

A sensory-friendly morning at Great Lakes Aquarium. They will dim the lights, turn down the noise and turn off waterfalls for those on the autism spectrum. Sensory-Friendly Saturdays happen the last Saturday of each month through March. Normal admission rates apply.

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Dec 2017
Free

Nature Journaling: Capturing the Story of our Place

Tue, Dec 5, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session will introduce tools to engage students in the world of nature journaling and in authentic learning through observation. Participants will practice journaling in the field and on the aquarium’s exhibit floor. These experiences will focus on developing field trip experiences for students. Additional mentoring will be available from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center staff to participants in this workshop. Guest presenter Joe Walewski,…

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Free

Death Café

Wed, Dec 6, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 6:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 6:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 6:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 6:00pm

Mount Royal Library 105 Mt. Royal Shopping Circle
Duluth, MN 55803 United States

On the first Wednesday of each month, the Death Café group meets in the Blue Room of the Mount Royal Branch of the Duluth Public Library. (The same group meets at the Superior Public Library during warm months.) This is not a support group, but a place to share and hear ideas on death and how it relates to life.

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Free

Duluth Area Stuttering Group

Wed, Dec 20, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2018

This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from September to May. UMD in Chester Park Building, 31 W. College St. (enter from Clover off Woodland), room 102. Anyone who stutters or who is interested in the topic of stuttering is welcome. For more: [email protected]

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Jan 2018
Free

Nature Journaling: Capturing the Story of our Place Level 2

Jan 13, 2018, 9:00 am
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session is a follow-up workshop delving deeper into more uses for nature journaling and more ways to engage students in authentic learning. Additional mentoring will be available from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center staff to participants in this workshop. Guest presenter Joe Walewski, director of naturalist training at Wolf Ridge, is the author of Lichens of the North Woods and Ferns of the North…

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Free

Engineering for Animals: Exhibit Design

Jan 23, 2018, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session features guest speakers Jay Walker, operations director at Great Lakes Aquarium, and Emma Pardini, exhibit designer at Great Lakes Aquarium. They will discuss how they invite visitors to engage with a space, design exhibit elements to tell meaningful stories and what it takes to provide animals with healthy and enriched lives. A light dinner will be served at 4:15 p.m. Continuing education units:…

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Feb 2018
Free

SciGirls Educator Training

Feb 3, 2018, 9:00 am
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session focuses on SciGirls, an Emmy award-winning PBS KIDS television series and website dedicated to changing the way millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. Local educators are invited to participate in this training and learn strategies for engaging girls in STEM while building deep sea divers that neither float nor sink, lighting up a room with dough creatures and more.…

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Free

Bringing the Classroom into the Field: Incorporating Teaching Kits at the Aquarium and Beyond

Feb 15, 2018, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators workshop will demonstrate tips and tricks to help students slow down and fully engage with learning opportunities at the aquarium. Great Lakes Aquarium educators will model how to incorporate the extensive library of standards-based, Lake Superior-related teaching kits into a field trip and meet educators who have successfully used kits in the past. The workshop will also explore Lake Superior’s geology, local fish families,…

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Mar 2018
Free

NOAA: Deep Sea Discoveries – Why Do We Explore? and How Do We Explore?

Mar 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session focuses on the importance of ocean exploration and modern technologies used to explore the deep ocean. The workshop introduces standards-based, hands on activities and online resources to guide classroom teaching and learning around ocean science literacy. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed. Lessons are designed for grades 6-12,…

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