Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Isle Royale workshops announce space available

HANCOCK -- Due to cancellations, spaces are available in the Isle Royale Botany Workshop to be held June 14-19 on Isle Royale. Space is also available in the Isle Royale Photography Workshop, scheduled for June 11-16.

The Botany Workshop, taught for the past three years by botanist Janet Marr, is open to adults with beginning or intermediate knowledge of plant identification. Participants will learn the spring flora of Isle Royale National Park as well as family characteristics, keying techniques, etc., during hikes (up to seven miles) through a variety of habitats.

The Photography Workshop, offered for the second time by professional photographer Bob Guiliani, will help beginning or intermediate photographers get the most from their film or digital cameras, while learning nature photography techniques with the treasures of Isle Royale as their subjects.

For details about either workshop, visit the website of the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association (IRKPA), sponsor of the workshops, at and click on Upcoming.

The fee for either workshop is $650 ($625 for IRKPA members; see for info on how to become an IRKPA member). The fee covers transportation to Isle Royale from Houghton, Mich., on the National Park Service Ranger III, camping, meals and instruction. Lodge rooms or housekeeping cabins at your own expense are another option. For more information about the workshops, contact IRKPA at 906-482-7860 or email The registration fee is due May 31, 2010.

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