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Special Event: Nature craft
MAKING TWINE FROM BASSWOOD
Learn how to create twine and rope from the inner bark of the basswood tree. Watch a demonstration of how to collect and harvest the bark, then make enough twine for a small project to take home. Use a pump drill to drill holes in shells for your creation...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 5/27/17 at 10am-11:30am
Special Event: Nature
PEER INTO THE POND FAMILY
Catch, identify and release snails, water bugs and minnows from our 600 foot floating boardwalk. View them live under our TV video cam. Is our pond healthy? Find out the answer
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 5/27/17 at 2pm-3:15pm
Special Event: Animals, Education, Nature
FROG MOON HIKE
Join us for an evening hike to listen to frogs and watch the full moon rise! We will learn local frog species and their calls, and then hike to try out our new identification skills. Cool off after with some cold lemonade!
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Fri 6/9/17 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Gardening, Nature, Education
NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS
Learn how to start gardening with native plants to provide native bees and butterflies with what they need to thrive. Tour the gardens at the Nature Center to identify what’s up and get ideas for your pollinator garden. Watch a planting demonstration, the...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 6/10/17 at 10am-11:30am
Special Event: Volunteering
New Volunteer Orientation
It’s FUN to volunteer at the Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves! Come find out about all the cool opportunities available, and learn what it takes to be a regular volunteer such as… Trail guide, Program Aide, Receptionist Youth & family opportuni...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 6/10/17 at 2pm-3pm
Special Event: Family, Nature
TURTLE PICNIC
Hey, school’s out! Kick off summer vacation at our Turtle Picnic! Bring the kids over to meet some cool live turtles native to Minnesota habitats. Interact with snapping turtles, painted turtles and more! Turtles brought to you by Emily of Snake Discover...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Thu 6/15/17 at 10:30am-12:30pm
Special Event: Family, Nature
FANTASTIC FISH
Have some Father’s Day Family Fun! Join the naturalist on the boardwalk to catch, identify and release minnows and other pond minibeasts. Then help Dad print his own Fish T-shirt. Paint and fish to print provided – bring a white or light colored pre wash...
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Sat 6/17/17 at 10am-11:30am
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 6/21/17 at 9:30am-11:15am
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
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: 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
    

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