Baileys Harbor’s Bjorklunden Offer Seminars

From June 12 to 17, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering two seminars: “New Birding Hotspots in Door” with Don Quintenz and “Pride and Prejudice (but no zombies)” with Tim Spurgin. From June 19 to 24, Björklunden is offering “The End of the World: Geologic Perspectives on Natural (and unnatural) Disasters” with Marcia Bjørnerud. These seminars will take place at Björklunden’s lodge, located south of Baileys Harbor.

During “New Birding Hotspots in Door,” Quintenz, director of education and director of land management at Schlitz Audubon Center in Milwaukee, will lead participants into diverse habitats of birds. This year, the class will venture into new conservancy areas and offer an optional kayak trip up Mink River Estuary (No birding or kayaking experience is necessary).

In “Pride and Prejudice (but no zombies),” Spurgin, an associate professor of English and Bonnie Glidden Buchanan Professor of English Literature at Lawrence University, will try to discover the source of the novel’s enduring appeal. In addition to Austen’s novel, participants will consider scenes from several film versions as well as biographical materials and critical commentaries.

“The End of the World” will explore the evolution of geologic understanding of extreme events: earthquakes, tsunami, meteorite impacts, mass extinctions and abrupt climate change. Bjørnerud, professor of geology and environmental studies, has been on the faculty at Lawrence since 1995. She has carried out fieldwork throughout the world and is the author of Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth.

Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings. Each seminar includes meals prepared by Björklunden’s resident chef.

For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216 or visit