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June 2015

EVENT: Archery in the Park

June 6 @ 10:00 am - June 7 @ 2:00 pm
Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area,
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  Here is your chance to learn how to shoot a bow in a safe, supervised setting. The Archery in the Parks program is designed for families and people of all ages and skill levels. You can get hands on instruction from a certified instructor along with experience with target practice. Learn a lifelong skill. Adult must accompany participants younger than 14 years of age. All equipment provided. Open shoot from 10 AM to 2 PM on both days. A…

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EVENT: Stars of the Night Sky

June 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Upper Sioux Agency State Park Campground

Enjoy gazing at the stars? Come join local star gazing enthusiast & CURE Member Joe Hauger for a night a fun looking up at the stars. Participants will learn about different constellations, stars, and planets that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus will be particularly highly visible for your viewing pleasure this time of year! Please meet at the picnic area north of the Yellow Medicine River Campground at sunset. No equipment or registration is…

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EVENT: River History Weekend

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

For this year’s River History Weekend on Saturday, June 13th, CURE is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other organizations to make the Minnesota River Public Paddle a success. The goal of the Public Paddle is to round up enough people to paddle all 318 miles of the Minnesota River in a single day. In addition to guided paddling trips, CURE’s River History Weekend will include other outdoor activities, such as a bluebird hike in the…

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EVENT: River History Weekend – Geo Caching for Beginners

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lac qui Parle Lake, Upper and Lower State Park,
Watson, MN United States
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 Become part of the geo caching craze! Join us on Saturday, June 13th, as we offer a geo caching tutorial at Lac qui Parle State Park. Participants will learn how to enter coordinates, set waypoints, and navigate using a GPS devise. Participants will also search for geo cashes hidden within the park. 13 GPS devises are available for participant use, but some sharing may be required. Program will begin at 1pm. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call…

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EVENT: Nature Story and Craft Around the Campfire

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area,
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  The Art of Storytelling Nature Story and Craft: Around the Campfire-The Art of Storytelling: time 7-9 pm. Jone us at the state park office located at the Meadowbrook unit to learn about the art of Storytelling as it relates to Around the Campfire. Designed for ages 3 – 12, we will begin with a story, take a nature hike to inspire some creative writing and drawing, and return to the office to compose and draw about what we experienced.…

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July 2015

EVENT: 2015 Simon Lake BioBlitz – Call for Volunteers

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - July 11 @ 12:00 pm
Sheep Berry Fen near Simon Lake,
172nd Ave, Glenwood, MN 56334
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Are you interested in learning what plants and animals are living in one of the most threatened ecosystems in the country and how we can work together to help them thrive? We are looking for you! Join naturalists and other volunteers for a fun, intense 24-hour biological “scavenger hunt” during the 2015 Simon Lake BioBlitz, which runs from noon on Friday, July 10, until noon on Saturday, July 11. The event will be held at Sheepberry Fen near Glenwood. Individuals,…

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EVENT: Geocaching 101

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Become part of the geo caching craze! Join us on July 11 at the visitor center as we offer a geocaching tutorial at the park. Participants will learn how to enter coordinates, set waypoints, and navigate using a GPS device. Participants will also search for geo caches hidden with in the park. A valid State Park Pass is required for admission to the Park. DIRECTIONS: From the town of Granite Falls at the intersection of State Hwy 212 and 23,…

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WORKSHOP: Photovoltaic Workshop & Solar Installation

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm
Killowatt Community Center,
600 Kilowatt Dr, Granite Falls, MN 56241
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Want to learn how to install solar? Maybe you even want to become certified to work in the solar field. Now you can spend just five days of training (41/2 days classroom instruction and 1/2 day taking the certification test) in a relaxed setting – to realize your goal. All participants of the course will be invited to participate in an actual solar array installation over the two days following the course in at a location outside of Granite Falls.…

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August 2015

EVENT: Geocaching 101

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Become part of the geo caching craze! Join us on August 8 at the visitor center as we offer a geocaching tutorial at the park. Participants will learn how to enter coordinates, set waypoints, and navigate using a GPS device. Participants will also search for geo caches hidden with in the park. A valid State Park Pass is required for admission to the Park. DIRECTIONS: From the town of Granite Falls at the intersection of State Hwy 212 and 23,…

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October 2015
Free for CURE Members and $10 ($15 per family) for non-CURE members.

FIELD DAY: Mussels with Bernard Sietman

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Year three of this popular event will find us where the Yellow Medicine River joins the Minnesota.  The event will go from 10 am to 1:30pm. Bring a sack lunch, dress for water, bring boots and dry clothes.  More details will follow.  This event is FREE to CURE Members and $10 ($15 per family) for non-CURE members.  Registration is REQUIRED and limited to 30 attendees.  Reserve your spot today by calling Dixie at 1-877-269-2873

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