Programs & Events

Registration for December programs is open! 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

Tuesdays, December 1-22: Afterschool Drop-off Series: Nature Club
Wednesday, December 2: Outdoor Skills for Beginners
Thursdays, December 3-17: Emerging Leaders Series for Teens
Saturday-Sunday, December 5-6: Cabin Camping
Monday, December 7: Girl Scouts Drop-off: Juniors - Geocacher Badge
Wednesday, December 9: Outdoor Skills for Beginners
Monday, December 14: Homeschool Drop-off: Survival and Navigation
Monday, December 14: Girl Scouts Drop-off: Juniors - Geocacher Badge
Wednesday, December 16: Outdoor Skills for Beginners
Sunday, December 20: Fires and Food
Monday, December 21: Girl Scouts: Cadettes - Night Owl Badge
Tuesday, December 29: Snowshoe When the Moon Is Full

Carver Park Reserve

Lowry Nature Center

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 
Wednesday, December 2: Homeschool at Lowry
Saturday, December 5: Winter Tree Identification for Beginners
Sunday, December 6: Off-trail Adventures for People on the Autism Spectrum
Saturday, December 12: Almost New Moon Hike
Sunday, December 13: Treasure Map Challenge
Saturday, December 19: Christmas Bird Count

A hawk sits on a perch outside a nature center.

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Thursday, December 3: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures
Thursday, December 10: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures
Sunday, December 27: Beginner Snowshoeing
Monday, December 28: Kicksled Adventure
Thursday, December 31: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Wednesday, December 30: Snowshoe Time Traveler: The Fur Trade

Eastman Nature Center

Wednesday, November 25: Amateur Photography Show Opening: Thankful for Parks
Saturday, November 28: Opt Outside Bonfire
Sunday, November 29: Turkey Hike 
Friday, December 4: Nature Hike to Visit Santa
Saturday, December 5: Nature Hike to Visit Santa
Sunday, December 6: Nature Hike to Visit Santa
Tuesday, December 8: Walk with a Naturalist
Tuesdays, December 8-February 16: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Expressions in Nature
Wednesday, December 9: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms by the Bonfire - Winter Secrets Story Hour
Saturday, December 12: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms by the Bonfire - Winter Secrets Story Hour
Sunday, December 13: Snow and Ice Exploration
Monday, December 14: Homeschool: Birds in Winter
Tuesday, December 15: Homeschool: Birds in Winter
Wednesday, December 16: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Friday, December 18: Scouts: Winter Survival Challenge
Saturday, December 19: Family Winter Survival Challenge
Saturday, December 19: Scouts: Winter Survival Challenge
Sunday, December 20: Candy Cane Hike
Sunday, December 20: “Bubble” Hike
Monday, December 21: Winter Solstice Pajama Hike
Tuesday, December 22: Walk with a Naturalist
Saturday, December 26: “Bubble” Hike
Sunday, December 27: Naturalist by the Bonfire

A female cardinal perches on a tree branch covered in snow.

French Regional Park

Saturday, November 21: Ice Fishing Workshop 
Thursday, December 3: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures
Saturdays, December 5-February 20: Family Outdoor Adventure Club
Wednesdays, December 9-February 24: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Wonders Club
Thursdays, December 10-February 25: Family Outdoor Adventure Club
Thursday, December 10: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures
Tuesdays, December 15-February 23: Winter Trails Club for Women
Sunday, December 20: Snowshoe Hike for Women
Saturday, December 26: Beginner Snowshoeing
Tuesday, December 29: Kicksled Under the Full Moon
Thursday, December 31: Homeschool Drop-off: Outdoor Adventures

Gale Woods Farm

Friday, November 27: Sheep to Felted Holiday Stocking
Monday, November 30: My Preschooler & Me 
Sunday, December 6: Farm Scavenger Hunt and Bonfire
Monday, December 7: Farm Scavenger Hunt and Bonfire
Friday, December 18: Tomte Solstice Magic

A large white dog with a blue jacket on sits in the snow outside of a red barn.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Thursday, December 10: Volunteer Training: Cross-country Ski Lessons

Richardson Nature Center

Sunday, November 29: Free Family Fun Days 
Tuesdays, December 1-15: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Wednesdays, December 2-16: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Friday, December 4: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Sunday, December 6: Free Family Fun Days
Saturday, December 12: Forts and Fires
Sunday, December 13: Free Family Fun Days
Thursday, December 17: My Preschooler & Me: Numbers in Nature
Sunday, December 20: Free Family Fun Days
Sunday, December 27: Free Family Fun Days
Thursday, December 31: New Year's Eve Sledding and S'mores

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

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 
Saturday, December 5: Nature School Open House for Prospective Families
Sunday, December 13: Free Family Fun Days
Monday, December 14: Homeschool: Owl Prowl
Saturday, December 19: A Morning Bird Hike
Saturday, December 26: Family Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, December 26: Winter Forts and Fires
Sunday, December 27: Free Family Fun Days

A group of girls try geocaching outdoors.

Murphy-Hanrehan

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

Silverwood Park

Saturday, November 21: Wood Spirit Carving 
Tuesday, November 24: Sunset Yoga 
Tuesday, December 1: Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, December 8: Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, December 8: My Child & Me: Eco Art 
Wednesday, December 9: Maker's Circle
Thursday, December 10: SPARK! Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Thursday, December 10: In the Park After Dark
Friday, December 11: Date Night
Friday, December 11: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Saturday, December 12: Sculpture Trail Tour
Sunday, December 13: Walk With a Naturalist
Sunday, December 13: Let's Get StARTed
Tuesday, December 15: Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, December 15: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Thursday, December 17: Date Night
Thursday, December 17: Woodcarving for Beginners: Butter Spreader
Friday, December 18: Make and Mingle: Mysa
Friday, December 18: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Tuesday, December 22: Sunset Yoga
Saturday, December 26: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Monday-Tuesday, December 28-29: Winter Break Camp: Fire and Ice
Tuesday, December 29: Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, December 30: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends

A woman holds up a fish she caught while ice fishing.

Sochacki Park

Saturday, December 12: My Preschooler & Me: Nature Playdate

The Landing

Tuesday, November 24: My Preschooler & Me
Tuesday, December 1: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, December 2: Make Your Own: Traditional German Christmas Ornament
Saturday, December 5: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Saturday, December 5: Make Your Own: Traditional German Christmas Ornament
Sunday, December 6: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Tuesday, December 8: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, December 9: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Saturday, December 12: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Sunday, December 13: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Sunday, December 13: Make Your Own: Traditional Scandinavian Wheat Ornament
Tuesday, December 15: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, December 16: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Wednesday, December 16: Make Your Own: Traditional Scandinavian Wheat Ornament
Saturday, December 19: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Saturday, December 19: Kicksledding for Teens
Sunday, December 20: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Tuesday, December 22: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, December 23: Snowshoe Time Traveler: The Fur Trade
Monday, December 28: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Monday, December 28: Family Walking Tours: Folkways on the Frontier
Tuesday, December 29: My Preschooler & Me
Thursday, December 31: Family Walking Tours: Folkways of the Holidays
Thursday, December 31: Family Walking Tours: Folkways on the Frontier

Two people walk through a historic village decorated with holiday decor in the winter.

Online Programs

Saturday, November 28: Migration Survival Online Challenge 
Tuesdays, December 1-29: Vinyasa Mix Yoga Online Series
Tuesday, December 1: Online Clay Kit: Evergreen Dessert Tray
Tuesday, December 1: Online Clay Kit for Adult and Child: Textured Mitten Bowls
Saturday, December 12: Astronomy Online Class
Tuesday, December 15: Online Trivia Night: All About Minnesota