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How to Disc Golf
By: Ann Schinas
May 25, 2020
Looking for a fun, inexpensive activity to get yourself and those close to you outside and moving? Try disc golf! Learn how to play the game, explore common types of putts and throwing techniques for distance and see where to play in the parks.
The History of Finding Peace in the Parks
By: Mandy Wintheiser
May 19, 2020
For centuries, parks have provided people an outlet from the stress of daily life. Learn about the history of parks in the U.S., including Three Rivers Parks, as places for relaxation and leisure.
More Quiet(er) Parks to Explore
By: Erin Korsmo & Andrea Breitung
May 11, 2020
We're back with another list of our favorite parks for a quieter walk. Read on to find your next place to spread out and explore.
6 Favorite Childhood Adventure Books
By: Allie Dart
May 04, 2020
Many of our staff at the Outdoor Recreation School got their first taste of exploration through adventure books. Read on to see their favorite tales of wilderness survival and outdoor adventure.
The Joy of Backyard Birding
By: Erin Korsmo
April 27, 2020
Keeping bird feeders is a rewarding experience. Read on to learn why you should consider keeping feeders and how to get started at home.
8 Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day (Today and Every Day!)
By: Alyssa Schauer
April 22, 2020
Happy Earth Day! Today marks 50 brilliant years of a national holiday that gave a voice to the environment and continues to encourage us all to take steps in protecting our planet. Despite living in the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 this year, there are still a variety of ways you can celebrate Earth Day safely at home and outside.
Raising Farm Babies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
By: Tim Reese
April 20, 2020
The most exciting time of the year at Gale Woods is upon us – spring babies! Learn what it takes to birth sheep, pigs, and chickens on the farm and how this special season can be very demanding on a farmer's time and attention.
How You Can Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
By: Angie Smith
April 13, 2020
Boating is a great way to maintain social distance and breathe in some fresh air. Before you get out on the water, here's a quick refresher on how you can prevent aquatic invasive species from further impacting Minnesota's waterways.
Hold the Mustard, Please!
By: Missy Anderson
April 06, 2020
Learn why mustard plants can be harmful to native plants, how to identify them and what you can do to help keep our forests healthy.
Quiet Parks to Explore
By: Alyssa Schauer & Erin Korsmo
April 03, 2020
As Earth blooms, we’re all feeling the urge to get outside and welcome spring. But in the midst of COVID-19, how can we do it safely? We’ve rounded up a list of some quiet places to explore where you can find the space you need to spread out and still bask in the beauty of spring sunshine.
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