News from our neighbor – Whitefish Dunes State Park: Hikes and science and shipwrecks…oh my!

Whitefish Dunes State Park - just a 3.5 mile hike from Glidden Lodge.

Whitefish Dunes State Park naturalist Carolyn Rock has a full plate for the rest of June. And don’t miss the Great Lakes shipwreck (Australasia) dive. Join us at the beach!

June 21, 2012
Curious about the Brachiopod Trail?  Join Naturalist Lee Ann Harling to explore the flora and fauna of this 1.5 mile trail.  Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.  9:00 am

June 22, 2012
Ask Diver Paul.  Got a question about Great Lake Shipwrecks?  Want to know more about diving?  Curious how archeologist survey shipwrecks?  Ask Diver Paul!  Join the naturalist on the shore to ask Paul Bentley, Wisconsin State Historical Society Volunteer, these and other questions as Maritime Archeologists survey the Australasia shipwreck.  A spotting scope will be set up to view the dive vessel.  Local residents can listen in on their marine radios, channel to be announced.  This program is dependent upon the weather and diving conditions.  Location: amphitheater 10:00am – 2:00pm
Evening Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.  5:00 pm

June 23, 2012
Ask Diver Paul.  Got a question about Great Lake Shipwrecks?  Want to know more about diving?  Curious how archeologist survey shipwrecks?  Ask Diver Paul!  Join the naturalist on the shore to ask Paul Bentley, Wisconsin State Historical Society Volunteer, these and other questions as Maritime Archeologists survey the Australasia shipwreck.  A spotting scope will be set up to view the dive vessel.  Local residents can listen in on their marine radios, channel to be announced.  This program is dependent upon the weather and diving conditions.  Location: amphitheater 10:00am – 2:00pm
Australasia: Lost and Found.  Join Wisconsin State Historical Society Maritime Archeologists, Tammy Thomsen and Keith Meverden, to share Australasia’s story.  Discover Captain James Davidson’s vision to build the largest wooden ships to travel the Great Lakes.  Learn what discoveries have been made on the current survey work and see spectacular images from the wreck.  Location: nature center auditorium 7:30pm

June 24, 2012
Ask Diver Paul.  Got a question about Great Lake Shipwrecks?  Want to know more about diving?  Curious how archeologist survey shipwrecks?  Ask Diver Paul!  Join the naturalist on the shore to ask Paul Bentley, Wisconsin State Historical Society Volunteer, these and other questions as Maritime Archeologists survey the Australasia shipwreck.  A spotting scope will be set up to view the dive vessel.  Local residents can listen in on their marine radios, channel to be announced.  This program is dependent upon the weather and diving conditions.  Location: amphitheater 10:00am – 2:00pm

June 25, 2012
Ask Diver Paul.  Got a question about Great Lake Shipwrecks?  Want to know more about diving?  Curious how archeologist survey shipwrecks?  Ask Diver Paul!  Join the naturalist on the shore to ask Paul Bentley, Wisconsin State Historical Society Volunteer, these and other questions as Maritime Archeologists survey the Australasia shipwreck.  A spotting scope will be set up to view the dive vessel.  Local residents can listen in on their marine radios, channel to be announced.  This program is dependent upon the weather and diving conditions.  Location: amphitheater 10:00am – 2:00pm

June 28, 2012
Evening Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.  5:00 pm

June 29, 2012
Evening Shoreline Stroll.  Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.  5:00 pm

June 30, 2012
Finding Fossils.    Meet at the amphitheater for this exploration.  10:00 am
Habitat Stamp.  Drop by the amphitheater to learn about habitats, then create one based on a Wisconsin animal.  1:00 pm

Before you head north to Door County, set your sails for our website at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort. Or give us a call. Phone: 920-746-3900 • Toll Free: 1-866-GLIDDEN

 

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