Programs & Events

Registration for July programs is open! Take a kayaking lesson, explore history, learn about nature and more. See what's happening at your favorite park or browse all programs below.

Baker | Baker Outdoor Learning Center | Bryant Lake | CarverCleary Lake | Crow-Hassan | Eastman Nature Center | Elm CreekFish Lake | French | Gale Woods FarmHyland Lake | Lowry Nature Center | Mississippi Gateway | Richardson Nature Center | The Landing | Silverwood

All Upcoming Programs

Baker Park Reserve

Tuesday, July 7: Family Kayaking 

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Thursday, July 9: Family Campfire Fun
Saturday, July 11: Family Day Camp 
Thursday, July 16: Family Campfire Fun 
Saturday, July 18: Family Day Camp
Thursday, July 23: Family Campfire Fun
Saturday, July 25: Family Day Camp 
Thursday, July 30: Family Campfire Fun 

Bryant Lake Regional Park

Tuesday, July 14: Stand-up Paddleboard Lesson for Women
Friday, July 31: Family Fishing

Carver Park Reserve

Thursday, July 9: Family Archery 
Saturday, July 11: Morning Canoe on Lake Auburn 
Saturday, July 25: Family Canoe 

Lowry Nature Center

Wednesday, July 1: Observing Osprey (drop in 7-8 PM)
Sunday, July 5: Geocache Dash 
Tuesday, July 7: Explore with Mr. Brett 
Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10: My Child & Me Camp: Laura's Adventures
Monday, July 13: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers  
Monday-Thursday, July 13-16: My Child & Me Camp: Goodrich School of Wizards and Witches 
Saturday, July 18: What I Heard from the Bird Nerd (drop in 9-10:30 AM) 
Sunday, July 19: Raptors Up Close (drop in 2-4 PM) 
Sunday, July 26: Creature Feature: Reptiles vs. Amphibians (drop in 12:30-2 PM)
Monday-Thursday, July 27-30: Bioblitz Camp  
Monday-Friday, July 27-31: My Child & Me Camp: Science of Flight 
Tuesday-Friday, July 28-31: My Child & Me Camp: American Stories and Dolls 

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Friday, July 3: Canoe When the Moon is Full 
Sunday, July 12: Geocaching for Dinosaurs
Friday, July 17: Family Archery  
Wednesday, July 22: Family Disc Golf  
Saturday, July 25: Family Slacklining

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Friday, July 10: Prairie Ramble 

Two women bike over a wooden bridge.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Sunday, July 26: Family Archery 

Eastman Nature Center

Friday, July 3: Poetry Challenge: Slosh, Wiggle and Ooze  
Saturday, July 4: Dragonfly Collecting 
Sunday, July 5: Pond Puddling (drop in 1-3 PM)
Friday, July 10: Picnic Blanket Program: Dragonfly Discovery with Freddy the Fox  
Saturday, July 11: Raising Monarch Butterflies  
Sunday, July 12: Turtles in the Front Yard (drop in 1-2:30 PM) 
Monday-Tuesday, July 13-14: Forts, Fire and Fun Family Camp  
Thursday-Friday, July 16-17: Forts, Fire and Fun Family Camp  
Saturday, July 18: Dragonfly Blitz 
Sunday, July 19: Turtles in the Front Yard (drop in 1-2:30 PM)
Sunday, July 19: Pond Puddling (drop in 1-3 PM)
Saturday, July 25: Fairy Summertime 
Wednesday, July 29: Picnic Blanket Program: Bumblebee Photo Survey 
Wednesday, July 29: Build a Water Rocket 
Thursday, July 30: Picnic Blanket Program: Bumblebee Photo Survey 
Thursday, July 30: Build a Water Rocket  
Friday, July 31: Picnic Blanket Program: Butterfly and Moth Discovery with Freddy the Fox

Fish Lake Regional Park

Thursday, July 2: Family Fishing 
Wednesday, July 8: Family Disc Golf  
Saturday, July 11: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials for Women 
Tuesday, July 21: Family Stand-up Paddleboarding 
Friday, July 24: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials 
Friday, July 31: Teen Adventures: Stand-up Paddleboarding 

A man and his daughter fish off a pier.

French Regional Park

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 16-August 27: GreenFit Club
Saturday, July 11: Family Slacklining 
Tuesday, July 21: Family Disc Golf 
Thursday, July 23: Geocaching for Dinosaurs

Gale Woods Farm

Saturday, July 11: Farm Tours 
Saturday, July 18: Farm Tours 
Saturday, July 25: Farm Tours

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Tuesday, July 7: Family Disc Golf 
Sunday, July 19: Family Fishing

Two women kayak on a lake.

Richardson Nature Center

Saturday, July 4: Family Minnesota Raptors 
Sunday, July 5: Free Family Fun Day: Meet the Amphibians (drop in 2-4 PM)
Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7: My Child & Me Camp: Habitat Explorers 
Thursday-Friday, July 9-10: My Child & Me Camp: Habitat Explorers 
Saturday, July 11: Family Self-guided Digging in the Dirt 
Sunday, July 12: Free Family Fun Day: Meet the Reptiles (drop in 2-4 PM) 
Monday-Tuesday, July 13-14: My Child & Me Camp: Adventures with Animals 
Thurday-Friday, July 16-17: My Child & Me Camp: Adventures with Animals 
Saturday, July 18: Family Self-guided Pond Exploration 
Sunday, July 19: Free Family Fun Day: Feathered Friends (drop in 2-4 PM) 
Monday-Tuesday, July 20-21: My Child & Me Camp: Slimy and Grimy 
Thursday-Friday, July 23-24: My Child & Me Camp: Slimy and Grimy 
Saturday, July 25: Family Self-guided Digging in the Dirt 
Sunday, July 26: Free Family Fun Day: Prairie Insect Collecting (drop in 2-4 PM)
Monday-Tuesday, July 27-28: Art of Nature Camp 
Thursday-Friday, July 30-31: Art of Nature Camp

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Saturday, July 4: Meet the Animal Ambassadors (drop in 2-4 PM)
Sunday, July 5: Dragonfly Study 
Tuesday-Thursday, July 7-9: My Child & Me Camp: Naturalist Training 
Wednesday, July 8: Meet the Animal Ambassadors (drop in 6:30-7:30 PM)
Thursday, July 9: Nature on Tap 
Friday, July 10: Escape Room for Adults - Without Walls 
Saturday, July 11: Geocaching: Mystery Animal 
Sunday, July 12: Free Family Fun Day: Natural Boats (drop in 1-3 PM)
Monday-Tuesday, July 13-14: My Child & Me Camp: Park Adventures - Pond Scooping Party 
Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16: My Child & Me Camp: Park Adventures - Plant Power 
Thursday, July 16: Introduction to Archery for Adults 
Saturday, July 18: Escape Room - Without Walls 
Sunday, July 19: Free Family Fun Day: Ultimate Scavenger Hunt (drop in 1-3 PM)
Monday-Tuesday, July 20-21: My Child & Me Camp: Park Adventures - Insect Investigations 
Wednesday, July 22: Geocaching: Mystery Animal 
Wednesday-Thursday, July 22-23: My Child & Me Camp: Park Adventures - River Critters  
Thursday, July 23: Nature Trivia 
Saturday, July 25: Pop Can Fishing 
Sunday, July 26: Free Family Fun Day: Bike Rodeo (drop in 1-3 PM)
Monday-Tuesday, July 27-28: My Child & Me Camp: Park Adventures - Fascinating Geology 
Tuesday, July 28: Meet the Animal Ambassadors (drop in 6:30-7:30 PM)
Wednesday-Thursday, July 29-30: My Child & Me Camp: Park Adventures - Wildlife All Around 
Friday, July 31: Natural Bug Spray  

A man shows his two sons something he found in the water as they wade in the Mississippi River.

The Landing

Thursday, July 2: Eat Your Weeds!  
Friday, July 3: Meet the Farm Animals 
Saturday, July 11: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Sunday, July 12: Meet the Farm Animals 
Saturday, July 18: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Wednesday, July 22: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Thursday, July 23: Meet the Farm Animals 
Friday, July 24: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Saturday, July 25: Parks and Petals: Garden Walk 
Sunday, July 26: Eat Your Weeds! 
Monday, July 27: Meet the Farm Animals  
Tuesday, July 28: Parks and Petals: Garden Walk 
Wednesday, July 29: Family Journey to Minnesota 
Thursday, July 30: Meet the Farm Animals 
Friday, July 31: Meet the Farm Animals

Lambs graze on grass.

Silverwood Park

Thursday, July 2: SPARK! Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners 
Thursday, July 2: Art When the Moon Is Full: Thunder Moon 
Tuesday, July 7: Sunset Yoga  
Friday, July 10: Date Night 
Sunday, July 12: Ned's Puppet Adventures and Ask a Naturalist 
Sunday, July 12: Plant Medicines and Natural Dyes 
Tuesday, July 14: Sunset Yoga 
Thursday, July 16: In the Park 
Friday, July 17: My Child & Me: Eco Art 
Saturday, July 18: Sculpture Trail Tour 
Tuesday, July 21: Sunset Yoga 
Saturday, July 25: e-cology: Technology, Gaming and Nature 
Tuesday, July 28: Fiber Wall Hanging and Animal Engineers: Spiders 
Tuesday, July 28: Sunset Yoga 
Wednesday, July 29: Family Clay for Adult and Child 
Thursday, July 30: Canoe with a Naturalist 
Friday, July 31: My Child & Me: Eco Art