Upcoming Public Programs

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CANCELLED: NATURAL WONDERS: Turtle Tales

Tuesday, April 17th 10-11am

Adults and preschoolers enjoy time together with crafts, stories, and outdoor activities. Children ages 3-6. One supervisory adult is required per family. No fee for supervisory adults.

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

Due to low registrations this event has been cancelled. The Natural Wonders Preschool Series will be offered again as a monthly program in the fall. Look for these exciting adventures to be listed in the Le Sueur – Henderson Community Education Guide!

HOMESCHOOL SERIES: Candle Making

Tuesday, April 17th 1-2:30pm

Learn about the historic art of candle making and take home your finished product. Ages 5+. No fee for supervisory adults.  Reservations required.

$5/student

This class is now full. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to contact us in regards to setting up a private group program.

 

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

Thursday, April 19th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In April, 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 receive 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 17th! Reservations required through the Minnesota DNR website.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, April 22nd 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 supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project

Contact Michelle to register.

Girl Scouts Badge Day: Home Scientist (Brownie)

Saturday, April 28th 1-4pm

Discover where science could be hiding in your everyday 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

This program is now full. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to contact us in regards to setting up a private group program.

 

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+

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. Ages 5+. No fee for supervisory adults.

$5/student

Register online by May 13th! Reservations required.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Nature in Color

Thursday, May 17th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In May, 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

Register online by May 10th! Reservations required.

NATURE CRAFT NIGHT

Friday, May 18th 6-8pm

More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

$20/member or $25/non-member

Register online by May 11th! 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+

Register online by May 15th! Reservations required.

Spring Fling Fundraiser and Benefit Dinner

RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 19th 5:30-9pm

Due to the weather on Saturday, April 14th, this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 19th. An email will be sent to all ticket-holders who provided an email address when registering regarding your options for the rescheduled date. If you do not receive an email, please feel free to call the office at (507) 357 8580. Additional tickets can now be purchased through Friday, May 11th.

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 May 11th! Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, May 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 supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project

Contact Michelle to register.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: North American Mammals

Thursday, June 21st 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In June, learn about North American mammals with NNC founding member, Ollie Heitkamp. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by June 14th! Reservations required.

Geocaching for S’mores

Saturday, June 23rd 10am-12pm

Embark on a technology-based scavenger hunt while searching for a tasty treat. All equipment provided. Ages 5+.

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

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by June 21st! Reservations required.

Family Archery

Saturday, June 23rd 1-3pm

Learn how to shoot safely with an instructor while competing in fun games. Designed for beginner to intermediate archers. All equipment provided. Ages 9+.

$8/member or $10/non-member; $24/member family of 3+ or $30/non-member family of 3+

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by June 21st! Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, June 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 supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project

Contact Michelle to register.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Aquatic Invasive Species

Thursday, July 19th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In July, learn about local aquatic invasive species with DNR Specialist, Allison Gamble. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by July 12th! Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, July 22nd 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 supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project

Contact Michelle to register.

Live Animal Meet and Greet

Saturday, July 28th 4-5pm

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

$2/member or $3/non-member; $6/member family or $9/non-member family

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by July 26th! Reservations required.

Annual Moth Survey

Saturday, July 28th 8:30-10:30pm

Become a citizen scientist during National Moth Week as we use lights, sheets, and scents to attract and identify moths at the nature center. All ages.

FREE!

Pre-registration is not required for this program.

 

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Life of a Pond

Thursday, August 16th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In August, learn about the life of a pond with NNC founding member, Ollie Heitkamp.  Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by August 9th! Reservations required.

NATURE CRAFT NIGHT

Friday, August 17th 6-8pm

More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

$20/member or $25/non-member

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by August 10th! Reservations required.

Family Kayaking

Saturday, August 18th 10-11:30am

Learn about kayaking equipment and techniques while paddling on Frog Pond! All equipment provided. Ages 9+.

$5/member or $8/non-member. Limited to 6 participants.

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by August 16th! Reservations required.

Youth Archery

Saturday, August 18th 1-3pm

Learn how to shoot safely with an instructor while competing in fun games. Designed for beginner to intermediate archers. All equipment provided. Ages 9+.

$8/member or $10/non-member; $24/member family of 3+ or $30/non-member family of 3+

Registration opens on May 1st. Register online by August 16th! Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, August 26th 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 supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project

Contact Michelle to register.

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