Upcoming Public Programs

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Homeschool Series: Bird ID Hike

Tuesday, October 15th 10-11:30am

Investigate for birds on a hike with binoculars to see which species we have in the park. Binoculars provided. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 5+.

$5 per students

Reservations required online by October 13th.

 

Lifelong Learner Lunch: Wind Energy

Thursday, October 17th 12-1:30pm

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $12 per non-member

Reservations required online by October 10th.

 

Open Range Day

Saturday, October 19th 1-5pm

Join us for an afternoon of archery, atlatls, and ax throwing. Learn how to shoot and throw safely with instructors at three stations. All equipment provided. Ages 12+.

$10 per member or $15 per non-member

Reservations required online by October 17th.

 

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, October 27th 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 one week in advance and returning participants must register online two days in advance. Reservations required.

 

Live Animal Meet and Greet

Saturday, November 9th 10-11:30am

Read animal stories and meet live animals up close! All ages.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

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

Reservations required online by November 7th.

 

Snowshoe Weaving Workshop

Monday, November 11th, 18th & 25th 6-9pm

Weave your own snowshoes under the guidance of experienced instructor, Earl Gransee. Save approximately $100 by weaving your own snowshoes instead of purchasing them completed! Ages 14+.

$200 per member or $210 per non-member

Reservations required online by October 21st.

 

Homeschool Series: Survival Skills

Tuesday, November 19th 1-3pm

Learn about outdoor survival and practice life-saving skills including shelter construction and fire building. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 8+.

$5 per student

Reservations required online by November 17th.

 

Lifelong Learner Lunch

Thursday, November 21st 12-1:30pm: MN Geology

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $12 per non-member

Reservations required online by November 14th.

 

Talking Turkey Tunes Concert

Saturday, November 23rd 3-4pm

Join us at the Education Building for Dick Kimmel’s Thanksgiving – Turkey Songs Special performed by Dick Kimmel. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages.

$8 per member or $10 per non-member

$24 per member family of 3+ or $30 per non-member family of 3+

Reservations required online by November 21st. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, November 24th 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 one week in advance and returning participants must register online two days in advance. Reservations required.

 

Burn off the Turkey Hike

Saturday, November 30th 10am-12pm

Burn off those Thanksgiving calories by taking an intermediate hike on the nature center trails. Ages 8+.

$3 per member or $5 per non member

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

Reservations required online by November 28th.

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