Saturday, August 12
• 9 a.m., Bluffland Bird Hike, at picnic shelter
Join a naturalist on a hike through the park to see and identify an array of birds. This activity is perfect for all ages and both new and experienced bird watchers. Bring binoculars and bird identification books if you have them, as a limited amount of loaners will be available at the program. Meet at the picnic shelter.
• 3 p.m., Geocaching 101, at picnic shelter
Have you ever wanted to try geocaching or wondered how to use a GPS? If so, join a park naturalist at the Picnic Shelter as they teach you about geocaching and how it works. We will provide instructions and a GPS unit for you to use. Come experience the thrill of finding a geocache!
• 8:30 p.m., The Night Sky, at amphitheater
Explore the constellations and other amazing things found in the night sky. We will meet at the amphitheater for a short slideshow program introduction and then head to our Angler’s Lot to view the sky. Limited binoculars will be available for use. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes for this stellar event!
Sunday, August 13
• 9:30 a.m., Trout Fishing 101, at picnic shelter
Learn how to fish at this introductory program. Limited fishing gear will be provided and fishing license requirements are waived for this educational program. Learn about the trout, the food they eat, and how to catch and release them. To register, call (507) 937-3251. Meet at the picnic shelter.
Note: Participants must drive their own vehicle from the meeting location to another site.