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Nature Center Calendar


    July 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Nature Center

    (FOR ALL AGES) Meet a snake, salamander, and toad, to learn more about Minnesota’s wild animals and where they live in the summer. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Make a slithering craft, and have a hoppy good time! Free. Drop-in program - limited to first 40 people.

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    July 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Nature Center

    (FOR ADULTS) Tour the nature center butterfly and rain gardens to see the colorful flowers. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard by planting native plants with nourishing leaves for caterpillars and flower nectar for adults. Learn which flowers attract bees and hummingbirds to design for specific pollinators. Take home a seed packet of native flowers to sow.

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    July 26, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Nature Center

    FOR AGES 10 – 14 (AGES 14-15 MAY APPLY TO BE ASSISTANT LEADERS.) DATES: WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 21, 28, JULY 12, 19, 26, AUG 2 TIME: 9:30AM–11:15AM Pre-register online, and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Fill out waiver and return to nature center by Tuesday, June 20, in order to participate. Discover nature, seek new discoveries, and take some action! Make new friends and learn outdoor skills- cook with a solar oven, identify poisonous and edible plants, care for live animals and more! Assist the naturalist with on-going land management projects at the nature center and nearby city-owned nature preserves. Use hand tools to clear trails, plant and maintain wildflowers, and more! Co-sponsored by Friends of Maplewood Nature. Fee: $25 (5 scholarships available please inquire)

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    July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Nature Center

    (FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH ADULT, PERFECT FOR SCOUT GROUPS!) Attention scout leaders, grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts! Here’s something fun to do with your kids during summer vacation. Join us to learn how to build a bat nursery with Elpis Enterprises, using reclaimed cedar fencing! Save some cash and build your own bat house that follows Bat Conservation International’s bat house guidelines! Your building- or pole-mounted bat nursery may help nature’s threatened bug-zappers!

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