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Get Outdoors: Sax-Zim Bog hosts winter webinars

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

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Introduction to the Sax-Zim Bog: 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 10, via Zoom. The Sax-Zim Bog in Duluth is a well-known bird watching location in the winter. Outside of birds, how much do most folks know about this place? Do you know the origins of the name Sax-Zim Bog? Where are the best places to find orchids? The Winter Webinar Series is hosted by The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Register at https://bit.ly/3lqRSq5 .


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, Duluth's 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)

Adventure Club: 2:15-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (with options of two to five days), meets at Lowell Elementary School, 2000 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. The nonprofit Positive Energy Outdoors has opened the club to all students in K-5. Participants in small groups go on field trips in the community. Will meet in a vacant mall space during inclement weather. Fee: $30 per day. Contact Blake at 218-428-5990, info@outdooredventures.org or visit outdooredventures.org .

Duluth Parks and Rec programming: The city of Duluth's Parks and Recreation Division is dialing back on programming and building use effective Nov. 20 in accordance with Gov. Tim Walz's executive order. Staff will continue to provide updates and creative recreation options on the city's social media pages.

Courage Kenny activities: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has suspended all in-person activities until further notice as it continues to assess the situation using the COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health.


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