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Programs & Events
1 Paper Making
1 Geocaching 101
2 Macroinvertabrate Investigation
6 Star Finders
8 Shells & Scutes: Turtles of River Bend
9 Geology Tour
9 Intro to Orienteering
15 What's for Dinner - Summer Foraging Workshop
16 What's in the Water
19 O.W.L.S - Minnesota Bluff Lands
20 Timber Rattlesnakes
21 Campfire Program
29 Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) Wokshop
30 H2Only

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun open 9am - 2pm during the summer

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River Bend News & Notes

Board and Committee Openings

Are you passionate about River Bend Nature Center and our mission to help people discover, enjoy, understand and preserve the incredible natural world?  Are you willing to bring your skills to help lead the organization and be an ambassador in the community for our work?  We are seeking applications for members of our Board of Directors, Finance Committee and Membership/Development Committees.

The Finance Committee is looking for for people with applicable skills and interest to assist with reviewing financial performance of organization and major program areas. Apply here!

The Membership / Development Committee has openings for people with applicable skills to assist with promoting membership recruitment, services and benefits and assist with promoting RBNC and its misssion through various outlets.  Sales background helpful. Apply here!

Applications and nominations are being sought for the RBNC Board of Directors.  Please apply by Monday, July 10.  New board members will be elected during the Annual Meeting at RBNC on July 27. For the complete job description please follow this link. Apply here!

Summer Newsletter Issue Online

Our spring newsletter issue is now online and available for you to read!

The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, a new Naturalist Notebook on theTimber Rattle snake with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

We had a great evening honoring all of those that help make River Bend the amazing place that it is. We can't thank you enough for all that you do!

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Summer camp 2017


Come See the New Prairie Wall Mural in our Interpretive Center

This February River Bend Nature Center began taking on the ambitious project to paint its north wall as a giant prairie mural. One of our Environmental Educators, Elsa Litecky, spearheaded this project, and with the help of a few volunteers they have made some great progess! Swing in and check it out for yourself!

Check out our video!

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« Our mission is to help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. »
   River Bend Nature Center a donor-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
PO Box 186, 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN 55021-0186 USA
 507.332.7151  |   [email protected]
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