Children's nature activities in Three Rivers Park District week of Feb. 2-8, 2014

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CHILDREN CAN EXPLORE NATURE IN THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8

 

IN THE NORTH METRO

 

My Preschooler & Me: Nature Discoveries: Groundhog Day

Sunday, February 2, from 2:30-4 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Explore nature with your preschooler as you both participate in hands-on discoveries. Listen to a Groundhog Day story, make a craft, and sing songs. Explore and play with shadows, and go on a groundhog scavenger hunt in the woods. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #112203-08. This program is for ages 3-5.

 

Preschool Drop-Off: Doodlebugs AM

Tuesday, February 4, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Drop off your kids for a whirlwind art activity. Each week is based on a different children’s book and nature-inspired theme. Part of every class will explore the park’s winter wonders. Cost is $10 and reservations are required by the Monday prior to each program. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #137816-13. This program is for ages 4-5.

 

Green Beans

Starting Thursday, February 6, from 10-11 a.m., or 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Bring your “sprouts” to this four-week class and explore the natural world and arts together. Each class includes time indoors and out, hands-on activities, story time, and more. Cost is $30 and reservations are required by the Wednesday prior to the program. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #137803-09 for the morning session, or #137803-10 for the afternoon session.

 

IN THE WEST METRO

 

My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades - Ewe Are My Sunshine

Monday, February 3, from 10-11 a.m., at Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista. Join the adventures of our farm puppet friends. Explore activities on the farm before the show and take a hike on your own. Adults must accompany children. 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 #137403-03. This program is for ages 1-9. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more.

 

Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs: Deer

Monday, February 3, from 1-3 p.m., at Lowry Nature Center, in Carver Park Reserve Victoria. Drop off your preschoolers to explore nature in winter. They will discover the natural world through hands-on learning, stories, art, songs, play activities, puppet shows, live animals, and hikes. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #111316-09. This program is for ages 4-5.

 

My Preschooler & Me: Outdoor Adventurers – Let’s Cross-country Ski!

Wednesday, February 5, from 10-11:30 a.m., at French Regional Park, Plymouth. Fun, outdoor recreational activities for preschoolers and adults to learn and enjoy together! Stride into action and try the basics of cross-country skiing with your tot. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #125103-02 This program is for ages 3-6 with paying adult.

 

IN THE SOUTH METRO

 

Preschool Drop-Off: Kits & Cubs - Winter Exploration: Sight

Tuesday, February 4, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Drop off your kids to investigate animals and their winter habits, make a craft and end the day with a snack you bring from home. 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. Ages: 4-5. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #11291607.

 

My Preschooler & Me: Groundhogs

Wednesday, February 5, from 10-11:30 a.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Fun for you and your little one. Discover the natural world through indoor hands-on activities, stories, art, songs, games, and outdoor exploration. Adult and child pay. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #112903-06. This program is for ages 2+.

 

 

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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