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Special Event: Volunteering
JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS!
Discover nature, seek new discoveries, and take some action! Make new friends and learn outdoor skills- cook with a solar oven, identify poisonous and edible plants, care for live animals and more!  Assist the naturalist with on-going land management ...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Wed 6/28/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/5/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/12/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/19/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Wed 7/26/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
Special Event: Nature, Education, Children
FIREFLY MAGIC NIGHT HIKE
Early registration recommended.  Fireflies are magical bugs with a built-in night light. Learn how and why they light up, and take a hike in search of them. Listen to a firefly story and make your own glow-in-the-dark firefly to take home.
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Thu 7/6/17 at 8:30pm-10pm
Art: Painting
A SPLASH OF WATERCOLOR: PAINTING POLLINATORS: NATIVE BUTTERFLIES IN WATERCOLOR
Take watercolors outdoors with natural science artist and illustrator, Vera Ming Wong! Explore and use portable watercolor equipment, materials and techniques that can get you outdoors to observe and enjoy nature close-up! Create a watercolor illustration ...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 7/8/17 at 8:30am-11:30am
Special Event: Nature, Education
BAT SURVEY
Hike the trails at twilight to listen for bat clicks and chirps with our electronic echo-locator. Help identify and record species flying over the nature center pond. ? What do bats eat? Where do bats live? ? Examine a bat house and receive free ba...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Thu 7/13/17 at 8:30pm-10pm
Art: Painting
A SPLASH OF WATERCOLOR: PAINTING POLLINATORS: NATIVE BEES IN WATERCOLOR
Take watercolors outdoors with natural science artist and illustrator, Vera Ming Wong! Explore and use portable watercolor equipment, materials and techniques that can get you outdoors to observe and enjoy nature close-up! Take a closer look at the native ...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 7/15/17 at 8:30am-11:30am
Special Event: Gardening, Auction
GARDEN TOUR - NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS!
Tour the nature center butterfly and rain gardens to see the colorful flowers. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard by planting native plants with nourishing leaves for caterpillars and flower nectar for adults. Learn which flowers attract bee...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Tue 7/18/17 at 7pm-8pm
Special Event: Nature, Animals, Education
MEET THE ANIMALS
Meet a snake, salamander, and toad, to learn more about Minnesota’s wild animals and where they live in the summer. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Make a slithering craft, and have a hoppy good time!
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 7/22/17 at 2pm-3am
Special Event: Community Event
WOW Event
Free family event put on by Maplewood Parks and Recreation. "Touch a Truck" features vehicles that are common in your neighborhood, including fire trucks and police cars.
Wakefield Park
Maplewood, MN

Wed 7/26/17 at 6pm-7:30pm
Special Event: Education, Nature
BUILD A BAT HOUSE
Attention scout leaders, grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts!  Here’s something fun to do with your kids during summer vacation. Join us to learn how to build a bat nursery with Elpis Enterprises, using reclaimed cedar fencing! Save some cash and buil...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 7/29/17 at 10am-11:30am
Special Event: Children, Education, Nature
DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES!
Dazzling colors and zippy flights – Do YOU have what it takes? Catch and release dragonflies and damselflies in the gardens and prairie. Use nets and magnifying lenses to help you catch and observe these amazing creatures.
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 8/5/17 at 10am-11am
Special Event: Children, Education, Nature
TASTY TREATS FROM THE BEES
Taste different kinds of honey, and sample food pollinated by bees such as blueberries and raspberries!  Learn about different kinds of bees and why they are important.  We’ll do an easy and fun bee-count to help the bees with the Minnesota Bee Atlas proje...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 8/12/17 at 10am-11:30am
Special Event: Education, Nature
BUCKTHORN REMOVAL DEMONSTRATION AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER
Learn how to identify common and glossy buckthorn and the beneficial look-alikes you should protect. We’ll discuss updated best management practices, weed establishment vs native regrowth after removal; followed by a short removal session at Maplewood Natu...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 9/16/17 at 10am-11:30am
Special Event: Education, Nature
SUPER SPIDERS NIGHT HIKE
Spiders are nature’s bug zappers! Watch a short PowerPoint presentation, then hike to look for orb, funnel and grass spiders. Wear long sleeves and pants, shoes suitable for hiking and dress for the weather. Bring a small, bright flashlight if you have o...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Fri 9/22/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
    

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