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Festival Schedule

This year’s festival will focus on Climate change and the effect on birds.   We also have many new activities to choose from as indicated with a “new” stamp next to the activity.

The Dinner Banquet was a huge success last year and many of you requested we repeat the same format for this year’s festival. We are excited to announce we have scheduled a dinner on Friday night at Northland College. Don’t miss the Silent Auction and Social Hour prior to the dinner and Friday’s keynote, Matthew Reetz to follow at Northland College in the Alvord Theater.

PDF download Download the 2017 Festival Schedule here. 

ACTIVITY TIMES

All start and end times include round-trip traveling time from the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC). Each off-site activity will have a group departing from NGLVC. However, some activities located in communities around the bay will also have a local meeting point and time listed in their descriptions so you can start at that site for your convenience. It is the responsibility of the participant to be at the correct location at the correct time. Refunds will not be given for missed attendance.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

While most activities are covered by the registration fee, a few activities have some additional costs for participants. Whenever there is an additional cost involved in a particular activity it will be indicated in the activity description and table. Parking and ferry fees are payable at the time of the activity.

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES 

  • Field Trip: Usually outdoors and may include a guided tour on foot, by boat or kayak.
  • Program: In-depth presentations, generally indoors with visual materials and a speaker.

GROUP SIZES

Each activity has a minimum and maximum group size. If the number of participants is less than the minimum required, the activity may be subject to cancellation. Activities that have their maximum number of participants will be highlighted in red and marked FULL. Signing up early is the best way to ensure you get the activities you want!

PDF download Download the 2017 Festival Schedule here.