Children's nature actives in Three Rivers Park District

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Contact:     Tom Knisely  

                Media Relations Specialist

                763/694-7617

                tknisely@threeriversparkdistrict.org

 

CHILDREN CAN EXPLORE NATURE IN THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26

 

IN THE NORTH METRO

 

Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs - Owls Up Close

Monday, October 21, from 10 a.m.-noon, at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Drop off the kids to explore nature in fall. They will discover the natural world through hands-on learning: stories, art, songs, games, play activities, and hikes. A snack is included. Dress to be outside.  Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #412216-05. This program is for ages 4-5.

 

Doodlebugs

Tuesday, October 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., or 1-3 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Drop off your kids for a whirlwind of fun. Each week’s activities are based on a different children’s book with a nature-inspired art theme. We will spend part of every class exploring what autumn brings to our life-filled wetlands, woods and prairies; then get messy as we cut, paste, paint or sculpt! Dress for the weather and bring a light snack, water bottle, and a bag to keep all your projects together. Sign up for one day or the entire series. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #437816-07 for the morning session, or #437816-21 for the afternoon session.  This program is for ages 4-5.

 

My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades - Spiders

Tuesday, October 22, from 10-11 a.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. Animal puppets will introduce your child to the wonders of nature. After the show, stay for a short hike, craft or other activity to celebrate the theme of the day. Adults must accompany children and pay the program fee. Cost is $4 and reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the program.  Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #416903-05. This program is for ages 2-6.

 

IN THE WEST METRO

 

Preschool Drop Off: Lil’ Farmhands - Plump Pigs

Monday, October 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista. Drop off your child for fun and learning on the farm!  Each day we’ll explore a new farm theme through stories, songs and more. They’ll help farmers with chores and make a farm-fresh snack of their own. Cost is $10 and reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the program. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #437416-05. This program is for ages 4-6.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 2

 

Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs – Nature’s Paintbrush

Monday, October 21, from 1-3 p.m., at Lowry Nature Center, in Carver Park Reserve, Victoria. Drop off your preschooler to discover nature in the fall. They will explore the natural world through hands-on learning, stories, songs, art, live animals, and puppet shows. Cost is $10 and reservations are required.  Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #411316-06. This program is for ages 4-5.

 

 

IN THE SOUTH METRO

 

Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs: Fall Harvest - Seeds

Tuesday, October 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., or 1-3 p.m., at  Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Drop off your kids and investigate fall changes in Hyland Lake Park Reserve. We will end the day by making a craft and having a snack brought from home. Reservations are required.  The morning session will be taught in English with an introduction to the Spanish language. The afternoon session is English only. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #412916-07, for the morning session, or #412916-27 for the afternoon session. This program is for ages 4-5.

 

 

 

About Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Park District offers facilities for every season, including picnicking, swimming, creative play, boating, fishing, downhill skiing,

snowboarding, golf, camping and sledding; extensive trails for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as program sites for nature, recreation, historic and farm education.

 

Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves more than 9.5 million visitors a year.

 

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