The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor a trip to Grand Marais to see piping plovers during their nesting season on Monday, June 8. Kathy Davis, an environmentalist and former biology teacher, will serve as the tour guide. Piping plovers are one of the most critically endangered species in the Great Lakes region. A limited number have been spotted in Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada. The bird resembles a killdeer. It is sandy gray in color with a dark strip around its neck. An hour or so of plover viewing will be followed by lunch at the brew pub in Grand Marais and a hike on a section of the North Country Scenic Trail. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Berry Events Center east parking lot and return around 5:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for NCLL members and $7 for nonmembers, along with a contribution for gas. The registration deadline is Friday, June 5. Contact class liaison Paul McCormick at 228-5489.