Upcoming programs

Nature Time

Ages 3 - 5 with parent and/or guardian. Cost: $60 for 6 weeks. Sliding fee scale available through McKinley Early Childhood Center. 

Monday, January 8th, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Come join ECFE staff and River Bend Naturalists in the outdoor classroom experience! (Sib care is available at $3.00 per class and pre-registration required.)

This class is offered in partnership with McKinley Early Childhood Center and meets at River Bend Nature Center weekly to explore and learn through nature play. Families need to dress for the weather as each week we will be outside.

Mondays Jan. 8 - Mar. 5
No class Jan. 15, Jan.22, or Feb. 19.
Click Here to Register!
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Restoration Club

Open to ages 10 and up. Cost: free.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a restoration-themed work day. Once a month we'll head out onto the River Bend property to remove non-native invasive species and work to restore native habitat. Help us to create and maintain healthy ecosystems at River Bend! No experience needed, no commitment required. Come once or come for them all!

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OWLS: Grassland Ecology

Open to adults. Cost: $12 ($10 for River Bend members).
Pre-registration is required by 4:30pm Tuesday, November 14th.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, 12:00-2:00pm
Topic: Grassland Ecology

OWLS is a monthly program for adults which includes a catered lunch followed by an indoor nature presentation.  In January, River Bend Educator Leah Weston will talk about the history, biology, and politics that have shaped the prairie ecosystem in America and the hope grassland ecosystems provide for our future.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Nature Book Club

Open to adults. Cost: free!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us once a month for a nature book club and discussion. Check back for this month's title, or call us at 507.332.7151

Animal Ambassadors: Slippery, Slimy Salamanders

Open to all ages. Cost: $5/person, $15/family ($3/member, $10/member family)

Saturday, January 27th, 2017,  10:00-11:00am

Join a naturalist to learn all about these fascinating animals. Program includes a presentation, activities, and a meet and greet with live animals!

Click here for more information and to register.

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Nature Time

Ages 3 - 5 with parent and/or guardian. Cost: $60 for 6 weeks. Sliding fee scale available through McKinley Early Childhood Center. 

Monday, January 29th, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Come join ECFE staff and River Bend Naturalists in the outdoor classroom experience! (Sib care is available at $3.00 per class and pre-registration required.)

This class is offered in partnership with McKinley Early Childhood Center and meets at River Bend Nature Center weekly to explore and learn through nature play. Families need to dress for the weather as each week we will be outside.

Mondays Jan. 8 - Mar. 5
No class Jan. 15, Jan.22, or Feb. 19.
Click Here to Register!

Bagels and Birds

Open to all ages. Cost: free.

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 9:30-10:30am

Join us on the first Saturday each month September—April.  Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching wildlife from the comfort of the Interpretive Center through our Windows on the Wild viewing area.

Click here for more information and to register.

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