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Battle Creek Regional Park

Join us this spring for ExploraTots at Battle Creek Regional Park! ExploraTots is a free, guided nature program for toddlers and their caring adults. Meet inside Battle Creek Recreation Center (75 Winthrop St. S) before the hike. The hikes will take place from 3:15-4pm on Tuesdays, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, and May 14 & 28. Siblings and friends are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call Battle Creek Recreation Center at[masked] for more information. Please note: ExploraTots is an outdoor program that runs rain or shine unless school or after-school activities have been canceled. In any case, please be sure to dress for the weather!

Restore! Events

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

FORMERLY our Bruce Vento EcoSteward events. What we'll do: We are holding drop-in events to assist in restoration of Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. All tools will be provided. No experience is necessary- this is a great activity for anyone who wants to get outside, explore a new park and learn about restoring our natural areas. Join us on your way home from work! Who: Individuals or small groups of all ages Why: Explore a new park, give back to the community, be outside and meet awesome people! Work done: our work can be light to moderate in difficulty. Typical work is weeding, removing invasive species, some planting, brush hauling and fall seed collection. Meeting Location: Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (293 Commerical St, Saint Paul 55106). Map of the meeting location (https://goo.gl/GwPaKs). When: * Tuesday, June 4 | 5:30-7:30 pm * Saturday, June 15 | 9:00-11:00 am * Thursday, June 20 | 5:30-7:30 pm More dates listed in the registration page below Registration: Pre-registration is appreciated. Register here (http://bit.ly/restoresignup2019) as this will help us determine the amount of supplies we need to bring each week. Questions: email [masked] What to bring: Full water bottle and you must wear closed toed shoes and long pants. You will be working outside so please make sure you dress for the weather.

Arbor Month Celebration

Prosperity Heights Park

This event is Free and open to all ages! Come celebrate Arbor Month at Prosperity Park in Saint Paul on May 31 at 4pm! We are looking for volunteers to help plant trees. If you are interested please sign up here: http://treetrust.org/spring-2019-volunteer-opportunities/ Activities include: Plant a Tree Meet Burly Oak Adopt a Tree Sapling Music from the The Midway-Frogtown Arborators Band Tree Climbing Slackline Nature Play Area Educational Exhibitors Tree Arts & Crafts And More!

Dragonfly Bonanza

Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary

We supply the nets and know-how, you catch the dragonflies! Join Saint Paul Natural Resources, the Minnesota Dragonfly Society, Capitol Region Watershed District, and others as we survey dragonflies and other macroinvertebrates from the air and water. Learn all about dragonflies: what they do for us, what they can tell us about our climate and water, and what we can do for them. Bring a smartphone or tablet to become a community scientist and document what you find on iNaturalist! Photo credit: Caroline Yang

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Film Screening - Hometown Habitat

El Rio Vista Recreation Center

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