The Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association sponsors four annual workshops in the parks:
Isle Royale Botany Workshop (June 5-10, 2017)
Held on Isle Royale in early June, this workshop is open to anyone with beginning or intermediate knowledge of plant identification. Participants explore early season plants in the Rock Harbor area on field trips led by botanist Janet Marr, the co-author of Island Life: an Isle Royale Nature Guide. See workshop flyer for more details.
NEW! Isle Royale Field Ornithology Workshop (June 13-17, 2017)
Experience four days in Lake Superior's Isle Royale National Park this June and learn to identify the breeding birds of Isle Royale by sight and sound. A lifelong birder, instructor Zach Gayk has many years experience studying native birds across Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is currently researching the behavioral ecology of neotropical passerines migrating along Lake Superior. Workshop flyer with more details coming soon.
NEW! Keweenaw Botany Workshop (July 25-27, 2017)
Explore the Keweenaw Peninsula's rugged bedrock shorelines, ridges, forests, and wetlands with experienced field botanist Janet Marr to learn to identify plants in diverse habitats, including boreal species and rare arctic disjuncts. See workshop flyer for more details.
NEW! Isle Royale Night Sky Photography Workshop (August 25-30, 2017)
Beginning and intermediate photographers are invited to join Lake Superior Photo's Shawn Malone for this nature photography workshop with particular emphasis on capturing images of the night sky over Isle Royale. Workshop activities will include instruction and photography excursions around Rock Harbor. Workshop flyer with more details coming soon.