ALL plans field trip to Forest History Center

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sept. 17, 2009) — The Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation is sponsoring a field trip to the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, Minn., as part of its fall Academy of Lifelong Learning program series.

The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6. Participants will board a charter bus at the Cenex South convenience store in Bemidji at 9 a.m. and will return to that location by 5 p.m. Registration for the day trip is $48; the fee includes transportation, lunch and a full-day active-interpretive experience. Advance registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 1.

The trip will be held regardless of weather conditions, so participants are encouraged to dress appropriately.

Academy of Lifelong Learning field trip: Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, Minn.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning’s field trip to the Foret History Center will include a special tour of the museum and a screening of the film, “The Last Log Drive.” There will also be a number of interactive, interpretive experiences including a blacksmith shop, bunk house, wanigan, horse barn and more. Trip participants will have an opportunity to scale logs, dance the lumberjack jig, make a batch of cookies, cut wood with a cross-cut saw, drive draft horses and pound iron at the blacksmith shop.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Forest History Center; Grand Rapids, Minn. Trip departs from Cenex South in Bemidji at 9 a.m. via charter bus.
Registration: $48, due by Oct. 1

For more information on the Forest History Center trip, please contact Sharon Fruetel at (218) 751-3146 or via e-mail at

Individuals who wish to be added to the center’s mailing list or have questions regarding these events should contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; or via e-mail,

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