Programs & Events

Registration for November programs opens Thursday, October 22 at 8 AM! Discover geocaching, explore history, learn about nature and more. See what's happening at your favorite park or browse all programs below.

Baker Outdoor Learning Center | Carver | Cleary Lake | Eastman Nature Center | Elm Creek | French | Gale Woods Farm | Hyland Lake | Lake RebeccaLowry Nature Center | Mississippi Gateway | Murphy-HanrehanRichardson Nature Center | Silverwood | Sochacki | The Landing | Online Programs

All Upcoming Programs

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Wednesday, October 21: Outdoor Skills for Beginners 
Sunday, October 25: Girl Scouts Drop-off: Juniors - Geocacher Badge 
Wednesday, October 28: Outdoor Skills for Beginners  
Sunday, November 1: Family Archery
Sunday, November 1: Girl Scouts Drop-off: Juniors - Geocacher Badge
Monday, November 2: Outdoor Skills for Beginners
Tuesdays, November 3-24: Afterschool Drop-off Series: Nature Club
Thursdays, November 5-19: Emerging Leaders Series for Teens
Saturday-Sunday, November 7-8: Outdoor Skills Weekend for Women
Friday-Sunday, November 13-15: Fall Cabin Camping
Sunday, November 15: How to Guide Outdoor Learning Experiences for Your Middle Schooler
Monday, November 16: Outdoor Skills for Beginners
Tuesday, November 17: Homeschool Drop-off: Bushcraft
Sunday, November 22: Campfire Cookout: Thanksgiving Edition

A small log cabin in the woods in the fall.

Carver Park Reserve

Lowry Nature Center

Wednesday, October 21: Homeschool at Lowry
Saturday, October 24: Enchanted Halloween Trail
Sunday, October 25: Fire Building for People on the Autism Spectrum
Monday, October 26: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, October 26: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, October 28: Homeschool at Lowry
Saturday, October 31: Trick-or-Treat Geocaching 
Sunday, November 1: Laura's Adventures: Fall Pioneer Clue Hunt
Monday, November 2: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, November 4: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, November 5: Afterschool Drop-off: Outdoor Survival
Monday, November 9: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, November 9: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, November 11: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, November 12: Afterschool Drop-off: Outdoor Survival
Saturday, November 14: Forts in the Forest
Sunday, November 15: Raptors Up Close
Sunday, November 15: Fall Geocache Dash
Monday, November 16: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, November 18: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, November 19: Afterschool Drop-off: Outdoor Survival
Saturday, November 21: Red Tail Hawk Feeding
Sunday, November 22: Forts in the Forest
Monday, November 23: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, November 23: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, November 25: Homeschool at Lowry
Friday, November 27: Opt Outside: Letterboxing
Saturday, November 28: Opt Outside: Letterboxing
Monday, November 30: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, December 2: Homeschool at Lowry

A hawk sits on a perch outside a nature center.

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Saturday, October 24: Family Archery
Thursday, October 29: Healthy Hour
Saturday, October 31: Spooky Geocaching  
Saturday, November 14: Geocaching for Dinosaurs

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Friday, November 6: Geocaching for Dinosaurs
Friday, November 6: Homeschool: Geocaching for Dinosaurs

Eastman Nature Center

Thursday, October 22: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Saturday, October 24: Not So Spooky Mystery
Wednesday, October 28: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms Story Hour 
Sunday, November 1: Storybooks by the Bonfire
Tuesdays, November 3-24: Afterschool Drop-off Series: Nature Club
Thursdays, November 5-December 17: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Sunday, November 8: Feeding the Birds
Monday, November 16: Homeshool: Lichen Expedition
Tuesday, November 17: Homeshool: Lichen Expedition
Wednesday, November 18: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms by the Bonfire - Turkey Time Story Hour
Wednesday, November 18: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Friday, November 20: Girl Scouts: Candle Dipping and Yarn Dolls
Saturday, November 21: Girl Scouts: Candle Dipping and Yarn Dolls
Wednesday, November 25: Amateur Photography Show Opening: Thankful for Parks
Saturday, November 28: Opt Outside Bonfire
Sunday, November 29: Turkey Hike 

A woman hikes through the woods in the fall.

French Regional Park

Sunday, October 25: Outdoor Skills Workshops for Women
Thursday, October 29: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures
Friday, October 30: Spooky Geocaching under the Full Moon 
Saturday, November 7: Skijoring Clinic
Saturdays, November 7-21: Family Outdoor Adventure Series
Thursdays, November 12-19: Family Outdoor Adventure Series
Saturday, November 21: Ice Fishing Workshop

Gale Woods Farm

Wednesday, October 21: Family Farm Photography Tour
Saturday, October 24: Needle Felted Animals
Monday, October 26: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, October 28: Family Wagon Rides
Friday, October 30: Art Felting  
Monday, November 2: My Preschooler & Me
Monday, November 9: My Preschooler & Me
Saturday, November 14: Introduction to Wet Felting
Monday, November 16: My Preschooler & Me
Monday, November 23: My Preschooler & Me
Friday, November 27: Sheep to Felted Holiday Stocking
Monday, November 30: My Preschooler & Me
 

A girl smiles as she walks a llama through a farm pasture.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Wednesday, October 21: History Hike
Sunday, October 25: Family Projectiles of the Past 
Mondays, November 2-30: Hiking Club
Saturday, November 7: Introduction to Cross-country Skiing

Richardson Nature Center

Thursday, October 22: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Sunday, October 25: Free Family Fun Days
Saturday, October 31: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades 
Sunday, November 1: Free Family Fun Days
Tuesdays, November 3-24: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Wednesdays, November 4-25: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Thursday, November 5: My Preschooler & Me
Sunday, November 8: Free Family Fun Days
Saturday, November 14: Raptors of Minnesota
Sunday, November 15: Free Family Fun Days
Thursday, November 19: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Friday, November 20: Buckthorn Wreath Making
Sunday, November 22: Free Family Fun Days
Sunday, November 29: Free Family Fun Days

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Tuesday, October 27: Girl Scouts: Brownies - Outdoor Adventurer
Saturday, October 31: Trick-or-Treat Geocaching 
Sunday, November 1: Free Family Fun Days
Thursday, November 5: Riverside Walk for Women
Wednesday, November 11: Homeschool: Map and Compass
Saturday, November 14: Let's Play Nature Bingo
Sunday, November 15: Free Family Fun Days
Tuesday, November 17: Girl Scouts: Cadettes - Night Owl Badge
Saturday, November 21: Geocaching: Treasure Hunt
Sunday, November 22: Free Family Fun Days
Friday, November 27: Free Family Fun Days
Saturday, November 28: My Preschooler & Me: Nature Playdate
Sunday, November 29: Free Family Fun Days
Monday, November 30: Walk When the Moon Is Full: Beaver Moon

A group of girls try geocaching outdoors.

Murphy-Hanrehan

Friday, November 20: Family Survival
Friday, November 20: Homeschool Drop-off: Survival

Silverwood Park

Thursday, October 24: Plant Medicines and Natural Dyes
Mondays, October 26-November 30: Ceramic Handbuilding Series for Intermediate Students
Tuesday, October 27: Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, October 28: Art When the Moon is Full: Blue Hunter's Moon
Thursday, October 29: Teen Night 
Tuesday, November 3: Sunset Yoga
Tuesdays, November 3-17: My Preschooler & Me: Acorn Club
Wednesday, November 4: Makers Circle
Thursday, November 5: Date Night
Thursdays, November 5-19: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Art Adventures - Photography and Phenology
Friday, November 6: Date Night
Saturday, November 7: Holiday Clay: Gift Making with Family and Friends
Sunday, November 8: Let's Get StARTed and Walk with a Naturalist
Tuesday, November 10: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Tuesday, November 10: Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, November 11: Family Clay for Adult and Child
Thursday, November 12: SPARK! Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Friday, November 13: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Saturday, November 14: Sculpture Trail Tour
Saturday, November 14: Holiday Clay: Gift Making with Family and Friends
Tuesday, November 17: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Tuesday, November 17: Sunset Yoga
Friday, November 20: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Saturday, November 21: Wood Spirit Carving
Tuesday, November 24: Sunset Yoga

A young girl in a tiger costume helps carve a large pumpkin.

Sochacki Park

Saturday, October 24: Out Looking for Birds 
Thursday, November 5: Night Hike
Wednesday, November 11: Fall Phenology Hike

The Landing

Friday, October 23: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Saturday, October 24: Hatchet Throwing for Teens
Tuesday, October 27: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, October 28: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Friday, October 30: Literary Thrills and Chills: Candlelit Tours 
Tuesday, November 3: My Preschooler & Me
Sunday, November 8: From Felting to Finery
Tuesday, November 10: My Preschooler & Me
Tuesday, November 17: My Preschooler & Me
Tuesday, November 24: My Preschooler & Me
Saturday, November 28: Holiday Quest for Teens 

Online Programs

Tuesdays, November 3-24: Vinyasa Mix Yoga Online Series
Thursday, November 5: Cross-country Skiing Online Workshop: Where Do I Start?
Monday, November 9: The Language of Plants Online Workshop
Tuesday, November 17: History Online Trivia Night
Saturday, November 28: Migration Survival Online Challenge