Tag: Nature

Summer Adventure #8: Point Abbaye

Author: Erin Lempkowski July 25, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A view of a rocky shoreline overlooking Lake Superior
This week, we head off the beaten path to Point Abbaye. The Abbaye Peninsula borders the eastern side of Keweenaw Bay, jutting into Lake Superior like a miniature Keweenaw Peninsula. The Point Abbaye Nature Area is a remote destination, and […]
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Summer Adventure #3: L’Anse Waterfront Park

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 20, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A sign welcomes visitors to the L'Anse Waterfront Park.
Nestled at the base of the Keweenaw is L’Anse, home to the L’Anse Waterfront Park. The park boasts a playground, a splash pad, boat access, a beautiful swimming beach, a free summer concert series on Thursday nights, and a farmer’s […]
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Summer Adventure #2: Fort Wilkins

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 13, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
An aerial view of Fort Wilkins in the summer.
Our next stop on our summer adventure list is not only an attraction, not only a hike, and not only an event–it can be all three!  Fort Wilkins, located on the northern shore of the Keweenaw, has a restored 1844 […]
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Summer Adventures in the Keweenaw

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 7, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
O Kun de Kun Falls as viewed from the south bank.
This summer, we are taking a break from the monthly theme and activity resources. Instead, each week we will highlight a free or low-cost local attraction, hike, or event recommended by Kaleidoscope staff members. Whether you are new to the […]
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Starting a Garden

Author: Kaleidoscope Education April 11, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Need a little inspiration to get started on this year’s garden? Look no further! Child-Led Gardening Learn about this laid-back approach to getting kids exploring, learning, and growing in the garden. Pizza Garden Kids love pizza and an easy way […]
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Storytelling Tools

Author: Kaleidoscope Education March 21, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Keep those stories coming with this week’s storytelling tools. Journey Sticks Have your child make a journey stick on their next adventure. Making a journey stick requires paying attention to surroundings and helps the maker remember their adventure. This adds […]
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Dogsledding with Kids

Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 14, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Dogsledding is not just for the grownups! This week’s resources are all about kids and dogsledding. Image Credit: Seavey’s IdidaRide Dogsledding with Kids Resource for Parents Want to plan a field trip to a sled dog kennel? Here are some […]
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Iditarod

Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 7, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
The Last Great Race is approximately 1,100 miles long and runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Check out these resources to learn more! What is the Iditarod? Here are the key facts about the Iditarod, wrapped up in a brief, […]
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Up north, winter is time for dog sled racing!

Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 2, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Inuit and Dog Sled Coloring Pages Enjoy these coloring pages to help children learn about Inuit people and their sled dogs! Sled Dog Paper Model Craft The Inuit (the indigenous people of the Arctic) use dogs to help with their […]
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Snow Art

Author: Kaleidoscope Education January 24, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Join us for some seasonal, snow-themed art projects. Snow Painting Easy enough for your youngest artist, but fun enough for all ages, follow these simple steps to create art on winter’s free canvas–your snowy yard. Clay Polar Bear Try this […]
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