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Get Outdoors: Registration open for Nordic Spirit Youth Ski League

Editor’s note: Some events may have been canceled after the time of publication. Please check with local organizers.

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Get Outdoors! Series — Snowshoeing: 7-8 p.m. Dec. 15 via Zoom. Courage Kenny hosts a virtual series about adaptive activities that can be enjoyed outdoors. Registration required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/30kPglE .

Geology of the Sax-Zim Bog: 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 17, via Zoom. Without a few major geologic events, Meadowlands' Sax-Zim Bog would not exist. This program will investigate and introduce the basics of Minnesota’s diverse geology in the context of the bog, from bedrock formation to peatlands. The Winter Webinar Series is hosted by The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Register at https://bit.ly/3fUPqqx .

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Steve Kolbe, Natural Resources Research Institute research scientist, nails a birdhouse to a tamarack tree in Duluth's Sax-Zim Bog in October 2018. (File / News Tribune)

Nordic Spirit Youth Ski League: Jan. 10-Feb. 14, Spirit Mountain upper trails, Duluth. Nordic (cross-country) ski lessons for grades 4-8, 1-2:30 p.m., and K-3, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Equipment and lessons provided. Masks required. Spirit Mountain is "working to provide a safe COVID-19 experience." Fee: $20 for first child, $15 for second, $45 per family. Equipment handout and late registration: Dec. 19 and 20, 2-6 p.m., Nordic Center, across from bubble lift. Download registration at duluthxc.com and go to "Programs" and " Other Local Programs ," or email mjwsorenson@gmail.com or call 218-626-2532.


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Jason Kash (left) and Tyler Kjorstad head out on the Nordic trails at Spirit Mountain in February 2019. (File / News Tribune)

Sax-Zim Bog Diversity: 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 31, via Zoom. This program will consider the full biodiversity found in Meadowlands' Sax-Zim Bog — over 2,300 species — with special attention to those that are of highest interest to visitors — butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and wildflowers — though all species will get attention in this talk. The Winter Webinar Series is hosted by The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Register at https://bit.ly/3owkrnR .

Adventure Club: 2:15-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. The nonprofit Positive Energy Outdoors offers outdoor field trips for K-5 kids. Activities include free play, snow shelters, animal tracking, snowshoeing, sledding, horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides, dogsledding, ice fishing, nordic skiing and park explorations. Van transport from Duluth or drop-off/pickup option to PEO base on Fredenberg Lake. Cost: $100 registration, $30 per session (twice-weekly minimum). Possible scholarship option. Contact Positive Energy Outdoors, 218-428-5990 or info@outdooredventures.org .

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