Duluth Audubon Society offers Superior Entry Gull Watch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Dec. 1. Meet at the Superior entry Breakwall (very end of Wisconsin Point). Gulling could last between 2-4 hours, depending on the gulls. Bring cameras, binoculars and spotting scopes. If possible, bring one loaf of bread or more for the gulls. Dress for the weather. This is a stationary event that will not have any bathroom breaks or lunch stops, so bring snacks and water as needed. RSVP required to Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Cooke State Park Lil' PEEPS offers Birds Explorers, a free program for ages 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 5, River Inn Interpretive Center. A Minnesota State Park Vehicle Permit is required; $7 a day or $35 annual. Call 218-673-7005.
Fly tying classes, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14, Great Lakes Fly Shop, 4426 Regent St. Learn to make flies including a Pheasant Tail and a Soft Hackle. On Dec. 14, learn to make the Woolly bugger and Prince Nymph. Cost for both dates: $35 per student. Call 218-740-3040 to register; space limited.
Courage Kenny Northland is seeking skiers and snowboarders to join our team of over 100 volunteers. No prior teaching experience necessary. New volunteers are paired with experienced volunteer instructors, with a typical ratio of 2-3 volunteers per student. Our participants range from 6 to 60+ years of age. You will receive complimentary lift tickets while volunteering, however you do need to provide your own equipment and helmet. Starting age to volunteer is 16 years old. The program runs from Jan. 7-March 5. Volunteer training offered On the Hill Training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at Spirit Mountain or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at Giants Ridge, Jan. 4 & 5. Contact Beth Albrecht at 218-726-4834, ext. 3 or email@example.com for more information.
St. Louis River Alliance open house, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, DeWitt-Seitz Building in Canal Park, 394 S. Lake Ave., Suite 208.
The Great Christmas Bird Count, 8 a.m. Dec. 21, McGregor Marsh SNA. Meet at Soo Line Trail access off of County Highway 8, South of Maddy Street, in McGregor. Call 218-735-3971 or go to mndnr.gov/sna-events.
Nordic Spirit Youth Ski League youth cross-country ski lessons, Sundays Jan. 5-Feb. 9, Spirit Mountain Nordic Center. Grades 4-8 from 1-2:30 p.m. and K-3 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cost: $20 for first child in family, $15 every child thereafter, maximum of $45 per family; includes trail pass, equipment if needed and instruction. Go to dxcduluth.com click programs and then other local programs to register. Registration and equipment fitting offered from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1, Spirit Mountain Nordic Center. Call Mary Jane at 626-2532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27-31, Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade. 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Final certification comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. Register at minnesotamasternaturalist.org.