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June 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR: Cottonwood River Prairie SNA

June 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cottonwood River Prairie SNA United States + Google Map

View the prairie through the lens of your camera. During this 2-hour exploration of Cottonwood River Prairie you will learn simple techniques to capture the beauty of the prairie. Join Dale Bohlke, Scientific & Natural Area volunteer site steward for Cottonwood River Prairie SNA and photographer, as he shares his passion for the prairie and knowledge of photography. Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 6 to 8pm. Location: From Sanborn 0.65 mile east of US Highway 71 on 110th Street, then…

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August 2014

ACTION OPPORTUNITY: Seed Collection Volunteer Day at Cedar Mountain SNA

August 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help collect prairie seed that will be used on nearby Scientific & Natural Areas (SNA). Enjoy the breath taking views of the Minnesota River Valley, have lunch on unique locally owned native prairies and help diversity future prairie restorations on nearby Cedar Mountain SNA. PLEASE register on line at http://vols.pt/xdV6VX Footwear appropriate for hiking is recommended. There are no maintained trail and some areas of seed collection will be on uneven terrain. Pack a lunch and water. There are no…

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ACTION OPPORTUNITY: Seed Collection Volunteer Day at Blue Devil Valley SNA

August 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help collect prairie seed that will be used on nearby Scientific & Natural Areas (SNA). Enjoy the breath taking views of the Minnesota River Valley, have lunch on unique locally owned native prairies and help diversity future prairie restorations on nearby Blue Devil Valley SNA. PLEASE register on line at http://vols.pt/dzuJRQ Footwear appropriate for hiking is recommended. There are no maintained trail and some areas of seed collection will be on uneven terrain. Pack a lunch and water. There are…

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February 2015

WORKSHOP: Snowshoe Lacing Workshop – this workshop is full

February 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - February 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Lac qui Parle Lake, Upper and Lower State Park Watson, MN United States + Google Map
$75.00

Get ready to explore winter by learning to lace your own pair of traditional wood frame Ojibwe-style snowshoes. Learn which knots to use and how to weave the decking into the frame. This workshop is recommended for ages 10 and up. It is a two-day course that begins on February 21 9am to 3pm and February 22nd 10am to 3pm. Registration is required by the first week of February and the cost is $75.00 This workshop is limited to the…

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May 2015

EVENT: Stars of the Night Sky

May 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lac qui Parle Lake, Upper and Lower State Park Watson, MN United States + Google Map

  View the stars and planets of the night sky! Join local astronomy enthusiast and CURE member Joe Hauger as he leads us on a night time adventure. Participants will learn about the constellations, planets, and stars that blanket the night sky. No equipment or telescopes are necessary. All ages are welcome to join us. The program will begin at sunset. It will take place at campsite 30 in the upper campground. Directions: Approximately 1/2 mile north of Watson on…

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June 2015

EVENT: Archery in the Park

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area United States + Google Map

  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, 2015 @ 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 – Geo Caching for Beginners

June 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lac qui Parle Lake, Upper and Lower State Park Watson, MN United States + Google Map

┬áBecome 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, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area United States + Google Map

  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: Geocaching 101

July 11, 2015 @ 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 cac hes 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…

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