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Wild About Turkeys
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Location: Richardson Nature Center - Bloomington
Date of Event: 11/17/18

Discuss the bird Benjamin Franklin wanted as our national symbol. Investigate their physical and behavioral adaptations and look for turkeys outside. This is a fee based activity and reservations are recommended. See website for details.

Paper Making
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Location: Westwood Hills Nature Center - St. Louis Park
Date of Event: 11/18/18

Discover how nature inspired people to invent paper and vreate some of your own in this hands-on program. We will start with a hike to collect natural materials and inspiration, then head back inside to learn the process of crafting your own unique nature paper. This is a fee based activity and pre-registration is requested. See website for details.

Sunday Special: Wildlife Safari
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Location: Wood Lake Nature Center - Richfield
Date of Event: 11/18/18

Hike with a Naturalist to observe the birds and mammals that make Wood Lake their home. Learn to read animal signs and learn tricks to lure shy and elusive animals closer to you. After the hike, enjoy a hands-on experience with our exhibit snakes and turtles! This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

Bonfire and Family Games
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Location: Eastman Nature Center - Dayton
Date of Event: 11/18/18

Enjoy family time sitting around a warm fire. Bring marshmallows; roasting sticks and yard games provided. This is a free event. See website for details.

Turkey Trot St. Paul
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Location: Downtown St. Paul
Date of Event: 11/22/18

Get out on Thanksgiving morning and burn some calories in anticipation for a day of eating! This is a fee based activity and registration is required by 8pm November 21. See website for details.

Our Wild Neighbors #OptOutside
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Location: Dodge Nature Center - West St. Paul
Date of Event: 11/23/18

Try something out of the ordinary this Black Friday and head outdoors! Come to Dodge Nature Center to learn about the wildlife that lives where we live. From raccoons to squirrels, deer to wild turkeys, there is an amazing assortment of critters around us every day. We will do some hiking and enjoy the great outdoors. This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

Walk When the Moon is Full - Migration Moon Walk
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Location: Richardson Nature Center - Bloomington
Date of Event: 11/23/18

Uncover secrets of the natural world on a hike under the magic of the full moon. Dress for the weather and walking on uneven, woodchip trails. This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

#OptOutside Black Friday Night Hike
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Location: Lowry Nature Center - Victoria
Date of Event: 11/23/18

Explore trails with a naturalist by the glow of a full moon. This is a fee based activity and reservations are recommended. See website for details.

Nature Adventure: Wild Turkeys
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Location: Fort Snelling State Park
Date of Event: 11/24/18

Kids grab your favorite grown up and bring them to Fort Snelling State Park for a wild turkey adventure! This activity is designed for pre-K children to learn about turkeys through hands-on activities before heading outside for open-ended exploration time. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Burn off the Turkey Hike
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Location: Ney Nature Center - Henderson
Date of Event: 11/24/18

Burn off those Thanksgiving calories by taking an intermediate hike on the Nature Center trails. This is a fee based activity and reservations are required. See website for details.

Ice Luminaries 101
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Location: Fort Snelling State Park
Date of Event: 11/25/18

The season of candlelit walks is nearly upon us! If you have ever joined us for a walk in the past you may remember our beautiful ice luminaries and have wondered how we make them. Here is your chance to learn how to make these simple but beautiful, ice sculptures. No supplies needed but dress for the weather. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Sunday Special: Fantastic Fort Fun
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Location: Wood Lake Nature Center - Richfield
Date of Event: 11/25/18

Spend the end of your Thanksgiving weekend doing something active and creative! Build a fort in the forest at Wood Lake as a memorable family activity. This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener
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Location: Elm Creek Park Reserve - Maple Grove
Date of Event: 12/08/18

Embrace winter by celebrating cross-country skiing at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener! Skiers of all abilities and ages are invited to kick off winter with free skiing, free rental equipment and free mini lessons. Participate in the Ski Tour with routes for the whole family. Activities are on and off the snow, so dress for the weather! This is a free event. See website for details.

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