Upcoming Public Programs

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NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Renewable Energy

Thursday, February 15th 12-1:30pm

Learn about renewable energy and how it is utilized in Minnesota with Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) Development Specialist, Vicki O’Day. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Register online by February 8th! Reservations required.

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Carving Club

Sunday, February 25th 1-3pm

Participants receive hands on lessons regarding the fundamentals of carving wood from the amazingly talented Ollie Heitkamp. Contact Michelle if you would like to join as new members are always welcome but prep time is needed! Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic supplies.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Maple Syruping

Thursday, March 15th 12-1:30pm

Learn about the maple syruping process with Ney Nature Center experts. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Register online by March 8th! Reservations required.

SCOUTS ONLY: Maple Syruping

Saturday, March 17th 10-11:30am

Learn about and participate in the maple syruping process. Tap trees, collect sap, and taste a sample. Supervisory adults may attend for free. All ages.

$5/scout

Register online by March 15th! Reservations required.

Maple Syrup Tour (Open to everyone!)

Saturday, March 17th 1-2:30pm

Learn about and participate in the maple syruping process. Tap trees, collect sap, and taste a sample. All ages.

$3/member or $5/non-member; $9/member family of 3+ or $15/non-member family of 3+

Register online by March 15th! Reservations required.

NATURAL WONDERS: Maple Syruping

Tuesday, March 20th 10-11am

Adults and preschoolers enjoy time together with crafts, stories, and outdoor activities. One adult per child may attend for free. Children ages 3-6.

$3/member child or $5/non-member child

Register online by March 19th! Reservations required.

HOMESCHOOL SERIES: Maple Syruping

Tuesday, March 20th 1-2:30pm

Learn about and participate in the maple syruping process. Tap trees, collect sap, and taste a sample. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 5+.

$5/student

Register online by March 19th! Reservations required.

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: International Owl Center

Thursday, March 22nd 7-8pm

Learn about Minnesota owls and meet live animal guests from the International Owl Center. Members only. FREE for NNC members. All ages.

Pre-registration is not required for this event. New members can sign up for a membership at the door.

Maple Syrup Tour (Open to everyone!)

Saturday, March 24th 10-11:30am

Learn about and participate in the maple syruping process. Tap trees, collect sap, and taste a sample. All ages.

$3/member or $5/non-member; $9/member family of 3+ or $15/non-member family of 3+

Register online by March 22nd! Reservations required.

Spring Fling Fundraiser and Benefit Dinner

Saturday, April 14th 5:30-9pm

Show your support for the Ney Nature Center by attending our largest fundraiser of the year. Includes a delicious meal, guest speaker, auctions, and raffle prizes! Click here for more information.

$35/member or $50/non-member (also includes an individual annual membership)

Register online by March 30th! Reservations required.

HOMESCHOOL SERIES: Candle Making

Tuesday, April 17th 1-2:30pm

Learn about the historic art of candle making and take home your finished product. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 5+.

$5/student

Register online by April 15th! Reservations required.

NATURAL WONDERS: Turtle Tales

Tuesday, April 17th 10-11am

Adults and preschoolers enjoy time together with crafts, stories, and outdoor activities. One adult per child may attend for free. Children ages 3-6.

$3/member child or $5/non-member child

Register online by March 19th! Reservations required.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Minnesota Astronomical Society (Sun & Sky)

Thursday, April 19th 12-1:30pm

Learn about the sun and sky with Minnesota Astronomical Society volunteer, Mark Job. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Register online by April 12th! Reservations required.

Earth Day Weekend: PLT Teacher’s Workshop

Saturday, April 21st 9am-3pm

This workshop is designed for teachers and educators who teach in grades K-8. Participants get hands on instruction and a PLT K-8 Activity Guide with 96 lessons. Lessons use trees, forests, and the environment as a window to teach math, science, language arts, social studies, and art. 5 CEUs and lunch included.

$10/participant

Register online by April 1st! Reservations required through the Minnesota DNR website.

Girl Scouts Badge Day: Home Scientist (Brownie)

Saturday, April 28th 1-4pm

Discover where science could be hiding in your every day life! Scouts will unleash their inner scientist through fun, hands on experiments about static electricity, making salad dressing, and attempting to create the world’s largest bubble! Girls will earn all badge steps during this action packed afternoon.

$15/scout

Register online by April 12th! Reservations required through the Girl Scouts River Valleys website.

Flowers and Feathers

Saturday, May 12th 10-11:30am

Explore and identify migratory birds and budding wildflowers on the same guided hike! All ages.

$3/member or $5/non-member; $9/member family of 3+ or $15/non-member family of 3+

Registration opens in late March. Register online by May 10th! Reservations required.

HOMESCHOOL SERIES: Bird Identification Hike

Tuesday, May 15th 10-11:30am

Take a hike with a naturalist guide while identifying migratory bird species. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 5+.

$5/student

Registration opens in late March. Register online by May 13th! Reservations required.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Nature in Color

Thursday, May 17th 12-1:30pm

Discover why we see the colors that we see in nature with Ney Nature Center Naturalist, Beth Beuch. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Registration opens in late March. Register online by May 10th! Reservations required.

NATURE CRAFT NIGHT

May 18th 6-8pm

More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

$20/member or $25/non-member

Register online one week in advance! Reservations required.

Flowers and Feathers

Saturday, May 19th 10-11:30am

Explore and identify migratory birds and budding wildflowers on the same guided hike! All ages.

$3/member or $5/non-member; $9/member family of 3+ or $15/non-member family of 3+

Registration opens in late March. Register online by May 15th! Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, May 27th 1-3pm

Participants receive hands on lessons regarding the fundamentals of carving wood from the amazingly talented Ollie Heitkamp. Contact Michelle if you would like to join as new members are always welcome but prep time is needed! Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic supplies.

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