Construct wild rice knockers at River Talks

The next River Talk will take place at 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in person in room 203 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union (1605 Catlin Ave., Superior) as part of the St. Louis River Summit. Marne Kaeske with the 1854 Treaty Authority, will present, “Bawa’iganaakoog (Wild Rice Harvesting Sticks).”

Wooden wild rice knockers rest atop a pile of wild rice they were used to harvest. Image credit: Deanna Erickson, National Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve

Construct wild rice knocking sticks and get prepared to hit the rice bed during Manoomike-giizis (the wild ricing moon). All materials and instruction included. Registration in advance is required and capacity is limited to 15 people.  Face coverings are required inside the building.

To attend, please sign up using this form: The form will close when the event limit has been reached.

For questions about this River Talk, please contact Luciana Ranelli at 715-399-4085 or

Remaining River Talks will be held April 13 and May 11. For more information, visit the River Talks page:

The River Talks are sponsored by The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program.