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April 2020

Annual Sigurd F. Olson Birthday Luncheon [Cancelled]

April 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Town & Country Club, 300 N Mississippi River Blvd
St Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$40.00

  NOTICE: In tracking the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Sigurd F. Olson Luncheon on April 4th. We hope those of you planning to join us in St. Paul will do so next year in 2021, and we welcome you all to join us in Ely at our Northwoods Dinner on September 11th. Thank you for understanding and support. ***Online Registration CLOSED *** You are invited to our 22nd Annual Sigurd…

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February 2021

Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

February 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

  FEBRUARY 9 - BIG LAND Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT   The first film is Big Land: An Adventure into the Heart of North America’s Last Great Frontier by filmmakers Aimee and Chase Bartee. This 50-minute film captures Aimee and Chase’s first wilderness canoe trip to Labrador, as well as their passion for native brook trout. Featuring Panelists: Aimee and Chase Bartee Aimee Bartee is an accomplished artist and photographer who was dubbed “The Feral Child” by her parents. Chase Bartee is a thinker, compulsive image…

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Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

  FEBRUARY 23 - THE SOCIAL DILEMMA Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT   The second film is The Social Dilemma, directed by Jeff Orlowski. This 90-minute docu-drama explores the dangerous human impact of social networking with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Our discussion of the film will focus specifically on how social media platforms, and technology more generally, are affecting how people interact with and experience wild places and the natural world. Featuring Panelists: Katie O’Reilly and…

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March 2021

Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

  MARCH 9 - PUBLIC TRUST Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT   The third film is Patagonia’s Public Trust, with executive producers Robert Redford and Yvon Chouinard. This 100-minute film documents how extractive industries are working to shrink and privatize public lands and demonstrates the importance protecting wild, public lands for future generations. Featuring Panelists: Kathryn Hoffman and Gus Smith Our panelists are Kathryn Hoffman, an attorney and CEO for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Gus Smith, who is the Chief of Science and…

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June 2021

Book Release Event – A Private Wilderness

June 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson Edited by David Backes Release date: June 1st Listening Point Foundation and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute are celebrating the release of David Backes' new book! Join us for a virtual, in-depth presentation and moderated conversation with David about the history of the book from inception to publication, as well as a Q&A session with the audience. No cost for participation, donations welcome.

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February 2022

Ely Winter Festival – Snowshoe Tours

February 3 - February 13
Listening Point, Ely, MN 55731 United States

**Registration and wait lists for all tour dates are currently full. We appreciate everyone's enthusiasm this year, and will take the large amount of interest into consideration when scheduling our tours for next year's festival. Thank you all!** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Come explore our winter wonderland and the legacy of Sigurd Olson! All ages are welcome to join in on one of our Snowshoe Tours to Listening Point as part of the Ely Winter Festival, February 3rd-13th, 2022. Admission…

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March 2022

Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

MARCH 3 - CALL OF THE FOREST Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT The first session focuses on the film Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees. Take a walk in the woods with beloved Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient and sacred northern forests and the essential role that they play in sustaining the health of our planet. Featuring Panelist: Diana Beresford-Kroeger Botanist, medical biochemist and author Diana…

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Virtual Film Festival – Guest Panel Discussion

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

MARCH 5 - OSHKIGIN: SPIRIT OF FIRE & INTO THE BLACK Discussion @ 7:00 PM CT The second session focuses on two short films: Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire by Dovetail Partners and Into the Black by Southern Exposure. For thousands of years in the Great Lakes Region, Native Americans used fire intentionally to manage the ecosystems they lived in. This short film, Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire (2021) highlights this deep, reciprocal relationship with the land and the role fire plays…

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September 2022

Annual Northwoods Dinner

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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$45.00

***Online Registration OPEN -- Click to Register Now*** You are invited to our 24th Annual Northwoods Dinner on Friday, September 9th in Ely, Minnesota! Join us for a delicious catered dinner, a Northwoods-inspired Silent Auction, and an enjoyable evening program at the Grand Ely Lodge. All are welcome! Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 6, 2022.  Program 5:00 p.m. – Silent Auction, Social Hour, and Cash Bar 6:00 p.m. – Welcome: Steffi O'Brien, Executive Director Dinner Remarks: Steffi O'Brien, Executive Director…

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Women’s Writing Workshop 2022

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - September 18 @ 12:00 pm
Camp Van Vac, 2714 Van Vac Ln
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Renew with us on Burntside Lake in September! September 15-18 in Ely, Minnesota. Registration now open! Deadline August 30th. Click to learn more! Longing for a deeper connection with nature? Craving a creative and growth-oriented community of women? Desiring support for personal transition work? Seeking inspiration and creative space for your writing? Your hosts, Annette and Kathryn, have teamed up to facilitate an empowering exploration for you. This retreat is designed to connect you with your creative spirit, strengthen your…

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