What do you always keep in your car? I wrote a blog post called, “10 Items Every Duluth Family Should Have in Their Car” on my blog and I loved hearing what other families stash in their cars. For example, money for growlers and ice cream. Binoculars for bird watching. What’s in your car?
ArrowSki club is a recreational club for skiers and boarders from age 6 to 16. The mission is to foster self-esteem, friendship, confidence and a lifelong love of boarding and skiing through the alpine experience, exploration and fun. To find out more call ArrowSki at 218-525-8085 or e-mail arrowskiclub @ yahoo.com.
Here’s a chance to get 10-13 year olds out of the house this summer. Send them to Urban Wilderness Camp to explore the public forests and creeks of Duluth and Superior. Sign up for the location closest to you for drop off and pick up. This year, camps will be at Lester Park, Lower Chester Park, Fairmont Park and Billings Park. Find more information and register at hartleynature.org, or call 218-365-6537. Warning: kids may come home wet and dirty.
The Digital Methods in Art Education class and professor Betsy Hunt are gearing up for the third year of the Digital Art Workshop for youth ages 11-14! This workshop focuses on animation techniques including Photoshop animation and stop motion animation using clay, sand, collage, and various other materials. Students will also work with digital cameras, edit video, and add original music tracks to their films.
We are now registering new students for the workshop. If you or anyone else you know is interested you can find more information including the registration form, dates, and cost here.
For more information: Betsy Hunt — bjhunt @ d.umn.edu
Duluth’s Urban Wilderness Camp is open for registration. We take small groups of kids (10-12 years old) into Duluth’s public forests and explore local treasures. This summer, we have camps at Fairmont Park (by the zoo), Lower Chester Park, and Lester Park.
Each camp runs Monday through Thursday, 9-3:30. We do things like swim in local creeks, search for crayfish, find agates, safely eat wild plants and berries, explore forests and creeks, play disc golf and capture the flag, make up games, paddle canoes, fish, cook over fires, tie knots, set up tarps, ride the city bus, hike on the Superior Hiking Trail, bike on the Munger Trail, paddle canoes, work and play as a team, and take care of our local urban wilderness. Each day, we have healthy snacks provided by Duluth’s Whole Foods Co-op! For more information or to sign up for this or other Hartley Nature Center summer camps, go to hartleynature.org or call 218 724-6735.
Anang the Otter celebrates her 14th birthday at the Aquarium on Sunday, Feb. 27. Toy- and craft-making are on the agenda as are snack time for Anang, complete with fish-filled ice cake. The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet Splash the giant human otter and watch a dive show, too! Bring a new or used fleece blanket and get in free. See glaquarium.org
Children’s author Phyllis Root and illustrator and Grand Marais native Betsy Bowen will be signing copies of their new children’s book Big Belching Bog at Northern Lights Books & Gifts on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1-2 pm.