Upcoming Public Programs

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Geocaching Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th 1-3pm

Learn the basics of geocaching and use your new skills to search for eggs hidden along the trails. All equipment provided. Ages 5+.

$5 per member or $8 per non-member; $15 per member family of 3+ or $24 per non-member family of 3+.

Register online by April 18th. Reservations required.

HOMESCHOOL SERIES: Bird Identification Hike

Thursday, April 25th 10-11:30am

Programs designed just for homeschool classes! In April, learn about bird identification techniques and search for different bird species with binoculars and a spotting scope. Made possible by the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. All equipment provided. Ages 8+.

$5 per student

Register online by April 23rd. Reservations required.

SCOUTS ONLY: Bird Identification Hike

Saturday, April 27th 10-11:30am

Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Heritage Girls are invited to join us for these exciting adventures! In April, learn about bird identification techniques and search for different bird species with binoculars and a spotting scope. Made possible by the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. All equipment provided. Ages 8+.

$5 per scout

Register online by April 25th. Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, April 28th 1-3pm

Participants receive hands-on lessons regarding the fundamentals of wood carving from talented instructor, Ollie Heitkamp. Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic tools after their first session. Ages 12+. Click here to view the revised fee structure for this program.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member per session

New participants must register online by April 21st. Returning participants must register online by April 26th. Reservations required.

Hummingbird

Youth Birding Club

Tuesday, April 30th 4-6pm
Tuesday, May 7th 4-6pm
Tuesday, May 14th 4-6pm

Learn about bird identification techniques and search for different bird species with binoculars and a spotting scope. Made possible by the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. All equipment provided. Ages 8-18.

$9 per member or $15 per non-member includes all three sessions.

Register online by April 28th. Reservations required.

Flowers & Feathers

Saturday, May 4th 9am-11am

Explore and identify migratory birds and budding wildflowers on the same guided hike! Made possible by the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. All ages.

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

Register online by May 2nd. Reservations required.

GIRL SCOUT BADGE DAY: Home Scientist

Saturday, May 4th 1-3:30pm

Discover where science could be hiding in your everyday life! Girl Scouts (Brownies) 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.

$21 per scout.

Register online by April 18th through the Girl Scouts River Valleys website. Reservations required.

NATURAL WONDERS PRESCHOOL SERIES: May Flowers

Tuesday, May 7th 10-11am

Adults and preschoolers enjoy time together with crafts, stories, and outdoor activities. Ages 3-6 plus an adult.

$5 per child

Register online through Le Sueur-Henderson Community Education. Click the Natural Wonders link in the left-hand menu. Reservations required.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Beginner Birding

Thursday, May 16th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In May, learn about bird identification techniques and search for different bird species with binoculars and a spotting scope. Made possible by the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. All equipment provided. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10 per member or $12 per non-member

Register online by May 9th. Reservations required. Please indicate any dietary needs when registering.

NATURE BOOK CLUB: Wild Season

Thursday, May 16th 6-7:30pm

Take a hike with a naturalist guide before discussing your insights over light snacks and beverages. In May, our monthly book will be Wild Season by Allan Eckert.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

Register online by May 14th. Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, May 19th 1-3pm

Participants receive hands-on lessons regarding the fundamentals of wood carving from talented instructor, Ollie Heitkamp. Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic tools after their first session. Ages 12+.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member per session

New participants must register online by May 12th. Returning participants must register online by May 17th. Reservations required.

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