Programs are based out of the Kroening Interpretive Center at 4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis. For more information call or email the center staff at 612-370-4844 or email@example.com. The center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-4 pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-4 pm and Sunday from 12-4 pm. Register for events at https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/.
Nature Nuts Play Group: Wednesdays through March, 10:45-11:45 am. Come with your little one to play and have fun in nature with other children and parents/guardians. Each day in this four-week series will be different, but will have nature themes involving plants, animals, and seasons. For kids up to age 5 with an adult. This is an Adult/Child interactive program. Registration fee, $16. Weather is always changing, wear clothes and shoes for playing outside.
Snowshoeing: Get some wonderful exercise while recreating in nature by checking out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park. Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
Homeschool Day: Healthy Habitats: Thursday, March 21, 1-3 pm. Animals need shelter, food, and space to move around just like people. Hike through the park to discover that animals have homes, too, build your own animal home and learn how we can protect the homes of our animal friends. Registration fee: $5 ages 5-13.
Nature Art: Earthen Art: Saturday, March 23, 2-3 pm. Get down in the dirt to make sensational soil-based art. Wet, dry or somewhere in between, the earth beneath your feet is a fun medium to create a piece of art. Free for all ages.
Spring Break Camp: Nature Detectives: March 25-29, 8 am-4 pm. Follow tracks, scat and other wild signs. Use tools such as binoculars and magnifying glasses to learn how to become the ultimate nature sleuth. Test your skills off trail and solve creature sign investigations. Registration fee: $150 ages 6-12. Day camp will be based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. Bring a lunch and snack every day and dress for the weather and a mess.
Family Funday: Spring Arts and Animals: Sunday, March 31, 1-3 pm. Come learn about our neighborhood native species. Meet some Minnesota animals up-close and personal. Then, let nature inspire your creation of spring themed artwork to take home. Free for all ages.